Welcome to the Berkshire BMD web site, part of the Local BMD Project group of Family History and Genealogy web sites.

The Register Offices in the county of Berkshire, England, hold the original records of births, marriages and deaths back to the start of civil registration in 1837.

The county's Family History Societies are collaborating with the local Registration Services to make the indexes to these records freely searchable via the Internet.

Although the indexes are not yet complete for all years and districts, we hope that the database will eventually cover all Berkshire births, marriages and deaths from 1837.

The menus at the top give access to all the sections of this web site. To visit all the other web sites which are placing original registrars' indexes on-line click on the UKBMD logo below. UKBMD also has a Multi-Region Search feature which can be used to search several BMD sites in one go if you are not sure of the area that your ancestors were from.

If you have any comments or queries regarding this web-site, or wish to contact us, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Software update: The Advanced Search feature has been updated to include a Gaelic Prefix option with the aim of taking into account names that have been anglicised and possibly lost their O' or Mc', etc., prefixes over time, or indexed without an apostrophe, e.g. as ONEIL rather than O'NEIL. See the Hints and Tips page for details.

Free Online Tutorials on how to get the best from these Local BMD websites can be found on the UKBMD website's Tutorials page.

For more BMD, Census and Parish Register sites
UKBMD Births, Marriages, Deaths and Censuses
For related Family History sites
UKGDL Genealogical Directories and Lists
For related Military Family History sites
UKMFH Military Family History

Berkshire BMD has been in continuous operation since 14 April 2008

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