The Berkshire Record Office
9 Coley Avenue
Reading
Berkshire
RG1 6AF
Telephone:
+44 (0) 118 937 5132
Fax:
+44 (0) 118 937 5131

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Welcome to the Berkshire Record Office

The Berkshire Record Office is the archives of the Royal County of Berkshire.  We look after nearly nine hundred years of the County's history.  On this website you can discover more about our holdings and how to use us, as well as see some of the treasures from our collections.

Click on any of the links to begin exploring Berkshire's past.

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Image of Photograph of the Folley family, Maidenhead, 1912

 

The Archives of the Royal County

National collection of telephone directories

National collection of telephone directories

How to go messing about on the river

How to go messing about on the river

Latest News
Planned Roadworks
Roadworks which may affect visitors to the BRO
Essential IT Shutdown
Planned maintenance of IT systems in August
Small Objects of Power
Medieval seals at the BRO
Free Ancestry and Find My Past at the BRO
New public PCs and subscriptions.
Probate Name Index Now Available
39,000 names on one CD.
Relive Jubilees Past
Take a tour round our gallery of royal events in the Royal County.

Latest Galleries

Enemies of the State

Enemies of the State
Irish Patriots in Reading Gaol

Inside Victorian Broadmoor

Inside Victorian Broadmoor
Stories from England's first Criminal Lunatic Asylum

For the Welfare of the Insane Poor

For the Welfare of the Insane Poor
A History of Fair Mile Hospital 1870-2003

The Berkshire Echo

The Berkshire Echo 68
July 2014: World War One Centenary - the Spencers go to War - Joining up - Be...