Berkshire, England, Genealogy Resources

 

Welcome To Berkshire Genealogy

Welcome to anyone researching their ancestors in Berkshire.

This site aims to become a collection of links to the main resources for such research.

Berkshire Family History Society
Berkshire Record Office
Mailing lists for Berkshire
Surname interest list for Berkshire
Maps of Berkshire
Programs giving parishes nearby to one another
Register office addresses
Berkshire GenWeb Query board


Resources available for genealogical research in Berkshire

Berkshire Family History Society

Berkshire Family History Society

Berkshire Record Office

The Berkshire Record Office holds the original historic documents relating to the county.

They will answer enquiries relating to holdings - contact them at ARCH@Reading.gov.uk

Mailing lists for Berkshire

BERKS-L@rootsweb.com and eng-berkshire@british-genealogy.com are mailing lists for family history related to Berkshire, England.

You may subscribe from

http://www.genuki.org.uk/indexes/MailingLists.html

Surname interest list for Berkshire

This links to a list of surnames under research in Berkshire, cross-referenced to place & date.
Check for researchers with similar interests to yourself, and add your own interests.

Maps of Berkshire and beyond

A map showing the parishes of Berkshire is at
http://www.berksfhs.org.uk/berkshire/BerkshireParishes.htm

Maps of most of the UK relating to the late 1800s can be found at
http://www.old-maps.co.uk/

For locating any place, even a small village, use http://uk.multimap.com/ .
This gives a detailed zoomable map, including a scale.  It even has contour colouring!

On the national level, a very pretty map of the counties of Britain is at http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/Britain.html

Programs giving parishes nearby to one another

Programs listed here enable one to find parishes within a certain radius of a given parish, and to calculate the distance between parishes.

Register office addresses

Register office addresses are listed here.
If you cannot find the office that you are looking for in the index, you may find the web pages Registration Districts in England and Wales a useful aid, or the alphabetical index of place-names, showing the counties and districts in which they were situated for the period 1837-1930

Berkshire GenWeb Query board

Please feel free to post your query to the Berkshire GenWeb Query board.


This website is part of the EnglandGenWeb project.
The webmaster is Wendy Archer.
There is a comparable page for Berkshire
as part of the genUKI hierachy for
genealogy in the UK & Ireland

EnglandGenWeb
BritishIslesGenWeb
WorldGenWeb

genUKI Berkshire
genUKI

Comments and Other Information

Last updated on: Friday, 04-Feb-2005 22:08:53 MST

For comments about this webpage, please email Wendy Archer.

2004. EnglandGenWeb and WorldGenWeb Project.