Berkshire Goals:  1: Research and Records   2: Archives and Libraries   3: Vital and Census Records   4: Church and Cemetery Records   5: Probate, Land and Court   6: Maps and Gazetteers   7: Newspapers   8: Websites   9: Search Records   10: Get Help       



England—Berkshire

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Goal 1: Learn about Berkshire research and records.


Choices

A. Get started with research for your Berkshire ancestors.

  1. Learn about finding your ancestors in Berkshire.
    FS Wiki: Berkshire England Genealogy
  2. Explore the archives and libraries link on the GenUKI Berkshire site.
  3. Explore the Dusty Docs site for Berkshire research.
  4. Explore the family history page on the Berkshire Records Office site.





Goal 2: Learn about Berkshire archives and libraries.


Choices

A. Learn about Berkshire archives and libraries.

  1. Learn about Berkshire archives and libraries in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Berkshire Archives and Libraries
  2. Explore the archives and libraries link on the GenUKI Berkshire site.
  3. Explore the Berkshire Record Office site for research links.
  4. Search for free online books on Berkshire research on the FamilySearch site.





Goal 3: Learn about Berkshire civil registration, BMD, and census records.


Choices

A. Explore Berkshire civil registration and vital records.

  1. Explore Berkshire civil registration on the Gen UKI site.
  2. Explore Berkshire birth records on the Berkshire BMD site.
  3. Explore Berkshire marriage records on the Berkshire BMD site.
  4. Explore Berkshire death records on the Berkshire BMD site.
  5. Search the FreeBMD UK site for BMD records.

B. Explore Berkshire census records.

  1. Learn about Berkshire Census Surname Indexes in FamilySearch.
    FS Wiki: Census Surname Indexes
  2. Explore Berkshire census records on the Gen UKI site.



Goal 4: Learn about Berkshire church and cemetery records.


Choices

A. Learn about Berkshire church records.

  1. Get an overview of Berkshire church records in this article.
    FS—Berkshire Church Records
  2. Explore the church records link and church history link on the GenUKI Berkshire site.
  3. Use this parish page to explore parish records in Berkshire.
  4. Search parish register records on the Berkshire Record Office site.

B. Explore Berkshire cemetery records.

  1. Explore Berkshire cemetery records in this article.
    FS—Berkshire Cemetery Records
  2. Explore Berkshire cemetery records on the Gen UKI site.
  3. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  4. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.



Goal 5: Learn about Berkshire probate and land records.


Choices

A. Learn about Berkshire probate and land records.

  1. Learn about Berkshire probate records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Berkshire Probate Records
  2. Learn more about probate records on the GenUKI Berkshire site.
  3. Explore deeds by surname on the FamilyDeeds site.



Goal 6: Learn about Berkshire maps and gazetteers.


Choices:

A. Explore Berkshire maps and gazetteers.

  1. Learn about Berkshire maps in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Berkshire Probate Records
  2. Explore the David Rumsey collection of Berkshire maps.
  3. Explore the maps link on the GenUKI Berkshire site.
  4. Explore the online Gazetteer on the GenUKI site.






Goal 7: Learn about Berkshire newspapers.


Choices

A. Explore Berkshire newspapers.

  1. Search Berkshire newspapers in the ABYZ News Link site.
  2. Explore the newspaper records link on the GenUKI Berkshire site.
  3. Explore the online Gazetteer on the GenUKI site.



Goal 8: Explore additional websites for research.


Choices

A. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for Berkshire research.

  1. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  2. Explore links in Kindred Trails.
  3. Explore links in GenealogyLinks.net.



Goal 9: Search records from Berkshire.


Choices

A. Explore record collections.

  1. Use the England Record Selection Table to decide on records to search.
    FS—England Record Selection Table
  2. Explore the FamilySearch page for online genealogy records.
  3. Explore additional record collections in Ancestry.



Goal 10: Get help with your Berkshire research.


Choices

B. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

B. Join a mailing list or message board for Berkshire research.

  1. Join the RootsChat forum and post questions about Berkshire research.
  2. Search the RootsWeb site for Berkshire research mailing lists.
  3. Explore the Berkshire research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.

C. Learn about Berkshire genealogy societies.

  1. Learn about genealogy societies in Berkshire in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Berkshire Societies
  2. Explore genealogy societies on the GenUKI Berkshire site.
  3. Explore English genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.