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

Economic hardship for the people of West Berkshire in 1816

Economic hardship for the people of West Berkshire in 1816

Discover more about the Victorian Prison and Wilde's contribution to literary life

Discover more about the Victorian Prison and Wilde's contribution to literary life

When the price of a soggy bottom was a day in the stocks

When the price of a soggy bottom was a day in the stocks

Latest News
Closed 24 November to 5 December 2014
BRO is closed for stocktaking
Free access to the British Newspaper Archive
Free access to British Newspapers available at the BRO
World War I Blog
Authentic voices of the past
Free Ancestry and Find My Past at the BRO
Free access to online family history resources
Probate Name Index Now Available
39,000 names on one CD.
Important Information about School Records
Update on the treatment of personal data.

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 69
October 2014: Georgian Berkshire: A Secret Royal Wedding - A Fortune in India...