|A mainly rural county despite its close proximity to the sprawl of Greater London, Berkshire is famed for its close ties with the British Monarchy, boasting one of the Queen's official residences, Windsor Castle.
The River Thames flows through Berkshire, and the river helps provide much of the county's character. Berkshire is known as Britain's "Silicon Valley" due to the number of high-tech firms in the area. King Alfred, who burned the cakes, was born in Wantage.
County town: Reading
Specific Town and Village Interest
- Reading Local Studies Scanned Collection includes maps, photographs and directories
Maps and Photographs
Bracknell Register Office
Tel 01344 352052
Bracknell Register office supplies handwritten copy certificates.
Reading Register Office
Tel 0118 901 5120
Slough Register Office
Tel 01753 787600
Requests for Research and Photographs in this area
Please read the Terms and Conditions before requesting a lookup.
A list of members who have volunteered to do Research lookups or take photographs can be found in the Research Offers forum or on the following pages in the Wiki:
- Research Offers: Cemetery
- Research Offers: Photograph
- Research Offers: Probate
- Research Offers: Record Office/Archive
If any member wishes to offer to do lookups or take photographs in a particular location, please leave a message on our Volunteers Needed thread.
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