Centre for Heritage and Family History

The Centre for Heritage and Family History is situated on the second floor of Reading Central Library. It is run by Berkshire Family History Society, a registered charity, who works to meet the needs of those researching their ancestry across the UK and overseas – as well as those looking for former relatives in historic Berkshire.

The Centre provides the area’s best family history research facility and it’s free to visit. It also hosts a lively activities and events programme: talks, walks, courses and workshops deliver updated perspectives and help place research findings into better historical context.