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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Record Searching Service

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We can make detailed searches of our catalogues and indexes, and undertake specific searches among the records themselves, on receipt of the appropriate fee.

Please note that this service applies only to material held at the Berkshire Record Office (BRO).

Commissioning a Search

In order that we may effectively use the time you will be paying for, please email or write to us with the following details:

  • Make your requirements as specific as possible
  • State exactly what information you are seeking
  • Give us any relevant details you have already.

This information will enable us to assess:

  • Whether we have the resources to help you
  • How long the enquiry might take
  • How much it would cost: Our fees are £28.00 per hour (minimum charge £14.00)
  • We will then report back to you.

If you then wish to proceed, please send payment in advance:

  • By cheque made payable to Reading Borough Council.
  • By credit or debit card by calling 0118 937 5132.
  • By international money order or cheque in pounds sterling, drawn on a bank with a UK  branch.

General Information

Searches will be carried out either until the time paid for has been used, or until the information requested has been found.

Only the most specific of searches (e.g. one entry in a parish register) can be completed in 30 minutes.

We aim to respond to enquiries within 5 working days of receiving them.

Enquiries should be addressed to:

The Berkshire Record Office
9 Coley Avenue
Reading
Berkshire
RG1 6AF

Email via the online Contact Us form
Tel: 0118 937 5132
International Tel: +44 118 937 5132

 

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