Family History

Like all county archives, the Berkshire Record Office (BRO) holds a wealth of information for the family historian that will help you get past the basic details you can find online.

Visitors can access Ancestry and Find My Past for free. These sites give you good access to post-1837 information. We also have copies of some of the sources that they use: births, marriages and deaths indexes and census returns. Visitors can also access the British Newspaper Archive free of charge whilst at the BRO.

What makes the BRO special is our collection of documents that you will not find online, and which can also be accessed onsite for free. Many of these local records will take you further back in time and help you explore your ancestor's stories. Use the links to see what you can discover.

Related links

Berkshire Genealogy

Berkshire pages on the GENUKI website which provides a virtual reference library of genealogical information of particular relevance to the UK and Ireland.