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Berkshire Genealogy


"Berkshire, an inland county of England, on the south bank of the River Thames, having Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire on the north, Hampshire on the south, Surrey on the south-east, and Wiltshire on the west. Berkshire is irregular in shape, with an extreme length of 43 miles from east to west, and an extreme breadth of 30 miles from north to south, and an area of 462,210 acres."
from Cassell's Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland, 1899
Genuki - Berkshire
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Neighbouring Counties
Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Wiltshire
Berkshire GenWeb
maintained by volunteers in an effort to help researchers
find local resources and reference information
Archives and Libraries
Berkshire Record Office West Berkshire Libraries & Information Service
Berkshire Lookup Exchange
request free lookups of censuses, parish registers
held by individual volunteers
Local Genealogy Societies & Groups
Cyndi's List - Berkshire
largest private collection
of genealogy links on the web

Genealogy Record Sources

many of these sites can provide source record information of ancestors:
huge resource by University of Leicester; of local and trade directories from 1750 to 1919
Parish and Probate Records
70,700 records from the early 1500s to the mid- to late-1800s
Surname Lists
provides surnames being researched and email address of researcher
England & Wales BMDs
search over 40 million England & Wales free B,M&Ds
Message Boards
post and read about Berkshire genealogy with other researchers
Cemeteries - Berkshire

Parish Registers

free internet searches of baptism, marriage, and burial records,
which have been transcribed from parish and non-conformist church registers
War Memorials
Roll-of-Honour - Berkshire
Berkshire war memorials and rolls of honour
UK Electoral Rolls
search over 100 million people in UK electoral rolls
1841-1891 Census transcriptions by volunteers

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