Findmypast Weekly Update: Berkshire

This week 2.1 million Berkshire baptisms, burials, marriages and banns transcripts have been added to FMP.

The over 1 million baptism records, between 1538 and 1917, often include sources from both the parish records and bishops transcripts. While that means fewer events than records it’s good to have both as you may get more information in one than the other. I found another sibling for my 2xgreat-grandmother.

With these additions, there are now 1,456,503 burial transcripts and  956,431 marriages and banns in this Berkshire collection. Again expect more than one record for the same event. 20 marriage events for a surname of my interest were in 33 records.

One Reply to “Findmypast Weekly Update: Berkshire”

  1. I was excited about this release, hoping I might find a clue to the death of my 3rd great-grandfather, Thomas Cox – he might have died around Abingdon, between 1860 and 1875, however, I keep forgetting that Abingdon’s records are now in Oxfordshire, as it was on the border.

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