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West Berkshire Libraries

Principal Public Libraries with family history resources
Research services
Registrar General's Index
Census records
Electoral registers
Poll books
International Genealogical Index
Unpublished indexes
Parish registers
Published transcripts
Other materials
Guides to collections
Record Office address
Other information

Library Services URL: http://www.westberks.gov.uk/
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): BRK, HAM, OXF, WIL

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Newbury Central Library
The Wharf
RG14 5AU
Tel: 01635 519900
Fax: 01635 519906

NB Material listed is held in the Local Studies Collection.

Opening hours:

Mon; Tues; Thurs 9.30am - 7.00pm
Weds 9.30am - 1.00pm
Fri 9.30am - 5.00pm
Sat 9.30am - 4.00pm

Other Libraries:

3. Research Service

Service available? No

Fee-based? N/A

Provided by local Record Office? No
4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

Registrar General's Indexes from 1837 (microform), or Registrar General for Scotland's Computerised Index from 1855.


5. Census returns

West Berkshire 1841-1901 (microfilm) (except 1891)
West Berkshire 1891 (microfiche)

1881 census name index on CD-Rom

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Small collection of county directories covering the 19th and twentieth centuries (1830-1939 with some gaps)

6(b) City and Town Directories

Blackett's, Cosburn and Kelly's directories for Newbury and District (1900-1974 with some gaps).

6(c) Telephone Directories

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Current for Newbury and District (West Berkshire)

7(b) Poll Books


8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

1992 edition, Great Britain, Ireland, Channel Islands (microfiche)

9. Unpublished Indexes

10. Parish Registers

Small collection of bound transcripts of local parish registers of Newbury and some West Berkshire towns and villages (incomplete)

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

The Butty (1956 to date)

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material

13. Other material

Monumental Inscriptions: small collection of local churches

Newbury Weekly News (1867 to date) microfilm

14. Guides to Collections

15. Local Record Offices

Berkshire Record Office
9 Coley Avenue
Tel: 0118 901 5132
Fax: 0118 901 5131
[email protected]
Website: http://www.reading.gov.uk/berkshirerecordoffice

Other information