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Berkshire - Genealogical Resources

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Berkshire Genealogical Resources

Image Right - Berkshire Record Office - Reading

Image © Reading Borough Council with permission - ref. Ivone Turnbull

The purpose of this project is to outline the regional resources available for research in Berkshire, both geographical/physical and online.

See also British and Irish Genealogical reference Centre

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Please add links to any resources you find in the appropriate sections below.

GENUKI Berkshire

Cyndi's List - Berkshire

Berkshire, Genealogy Resources

Resource Centres - Repositories

Berkshire Record Office

The Berkshire Record Office is the archives of the Royal County of Berkshire, looking after nearly nine hundred years of the County's history.
Address: Berkshire Record Office, 9 Coley Avenue, Reading, RG1 6AF

Normal Opening Hours

The Berkshire Record Office is open four days a week as follows:

  • Tuesday: 9am-5pm
  • Wednesday: 9am-5pm
  • Thursday: 9am-9pm
  • Friday: 9am-4.30pm

Tel: (+44) 0118 901 5132
Email: :

Centre for Heritage and Family History

2nd Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading Berkshire RG1 3BQ
0118 959 9553

Opening Hours (Check in advance of visit)

  • Tuesdays - 10.30 to 16.00 and 18.45 to 21.30
  • Wednesdays - 10.30 to 16.00
  • Saturdays - 10.30 to 16.00
  • LAST Thursday in the month - 10.30 to 16.00

Local Family and Local History Societies


Research Guides

Historical documents

History of Berkshire Communities


Historical Resources publications


Professional Researchers

Please add researchers who you have tried and can recommend.

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