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Berkshire
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News

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We're Accredited!

The BRO is now an Accredited Archive Service

10,000th collection received at the BRO

The Berkshire Record Office celebrates receiving its 10,000th accession

Oscar Wilde and Reading Gaol online exhibition

New online gallery showcases Oscar Wilde and Reading prison

Distance Enquiry Services Survey 2015 Results

The results of the CIPFA Distance Survey for the BRO are now available

Survey of Visitors to UK Archives 2014 Results

The results of the PSQG Survey 2014 relating to the BRO are now available

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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

Probate Name Index

39,000 names on one CD.

Important Information about School Records

Update on the treatment of personal data.

 

Latest Galleries

Oscar Wilde and Reading Gaol

Oscar Wilde and Reading Gaol
Biographies of Wilde and Berkshire's Victorian prison

Small Objects of Power

Small Objects of Power
An Exhibition about Medieval Seals

Enemies of the State

Enemies of the State
Irish Patriots in Reading Gaol

The Berkshire Echo

The Berkshire Echo 80
July 2017: The Assizes - A Reading Judge - Applause in Court: the juror's tal...

Upcoming Events

How to Read Old Handwriting
Monday 25th September 2017 Always wanted to know how to read old handwriting? Come along to our introduction to reading handwriting found in documents at the Berkshire Record Office from c.1500 to 1700. Cost is £20 per person. Pa...

Preserving Your Family Memorabilia
Monday 9th October 2017 Discover how to take care of, protect and preserve your keepsakes and treasured documents. Learn how to: • Surface clean your documents and pictures • Preserve commemorative magazines...

Orphans of the Sea
Orphans of the Sea: The History of the Royal Merchant Navy Education Foundation in London and Berkshire is an exhibition celebrating the 190th anniversary of one of Britain’s foremost maritime charities. Explore the story of the Foundation ...