Shinfield, Berkshire Genealogy
Guide to Shinfield, Berkshire family history and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Hundred||Amesbury; Charlton; Theale|
|Poor Law Union||Wokingham|
|Parish registers: 1649; Separate registers exist for Grazeley beginning 1850|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1602|
|Diocese||Pre-1836 - Salisbury; Post-1835 - Oxford|
|Probate Court||Court of the Archdeaconry of Berkshire|
|Location of Archive|
|Berkshire Record Office|
SHINFIELD (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Wokingham, hundreds of Charlton, Reading, and Theale, county of Berks, 3 miles (S. by E.) from Reading. 
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.
Shinfield, Berkshire Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|BERK = Berkshire Parish Records (FindMyPast) - (£).|
|IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free|
|Shinfield, Berkshire Genealogy Parish Online Records|
To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.
Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Berkshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.
Poor Law Unions
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Maps and Gazetteers
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any additional relevant sites that aren't mentioned above.
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 80-82. Date accessed: 3 October 2013.
- 'New Berkshire parish records published on findmypast.co.uk,', FindMyPast, accessed 28 January 2014.
- Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Berkshire, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 4 February 2014.