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We have a number of traditional family history sources onsite to help you with your research.
We have subscriptions to two of the largest online family history sites: Ancestry and Find My Past. There are three computers available to the public which you can use for free.
These sites provide access to a wide range of international resources, including UK census returns and births, marriages and deaths indexes.
For those who prefer to do their own, manual searching, we also hold a fiche copy of the birth, marriage and deaths index for England and Wales 1837-2004, and of the probate index for England and Wales 1858-1943.
We also have fiche and film copies of census returns for Berkshire places for each of the returns from 1841-1901.
Family SearchResources from the Church of the Latter Day Saints: includes free census indexes from 1841 to 1911
Oscar Wilde and Reading GaolBiographies of Wilde and Berkshire's Victorian prison
Small Objects of PowerAn Exhibition about Medieval Seals
Enemies of the StateIrish Patriots in Reading Gaol
The Berkshire Echo
The Berkshire Echo 78January 2017: Clewer House of Mercy: an Overview - Entering the House of Merc...