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Journey into the history of the Royal County of Berkshire
The Berkshire Record Office holds many unique collections that allow you to explore the County's history, including its major towns such as Reading, Newbury and Windsor.
You can discover how to find out about the history of your area, house or street. There are also pages on aspects of Berkshire life. Use the links on the left to find out more.
All these local archives can be accessed free onsite, or we can undertake research for you for a fee.
All you need to know before you come
Doing some detective work on your behalf
Guide to sources for World War 2 held at the Berkshire Record Office
Guide to sources for World War 1 held at the Berkshire Record Office
Enclosure in Berkshire
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...