144,030 new baptism records from Berkshire Family History Society have been added to findmypast. Our Berkshire records contain the details of baptisms conducted across 43 parishes between 1538 and 1928.
Baptism records state the date and place an individual was baptised into a church, and are a valuable resource for extending your family tree back before the civil registration of births was introduced in 1837. The information in each record depends on its date, but they typically list an individual’s name, the date and location of their baptism.
The parents of the person baptised are often named, which can prove a crucial link to the previous generation. Some later records list date of birth, mother’s maiden name and the father’s occupation.