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Family History and Newspaper Archives

Study family and local history with our genealogy and historical newspaper resources

  • Ancestry Library Edition - the leading online resource for family history research (available only from computers and mobile devices within a West Berkshire library)
  • British Newspaper Archive - millions of pages of historical newspapers from the British Library collection (you'll need to create an account on the site itself, you will then have unlimited credits from computers and mobile devices in any West Berkshire library)