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Researching your family history

A fast link to all our genealogy-related resources

A list of parish registers of baptisms, marriages and burials held at Gloucestershire Archives can be found here.

If your ancestor came from Gloucestershire then his or her name may be in the genealogical database.

The Gloucestershire Family History Society has compiled an index of births, marriages and deaths from the original registers held by the Gloucestershire Registration Service.

For advice and guidance on researching your family history, look at our family history resources and more family history resources pages.

  • Access Ancestry Library free at Gloucestershire Archives, or any of Gloucestershire's Libraries
  • Access Find My Past free at Gloucestershire Archives, or any of Gloucestershire's Libraries
  • Access the virtual reference library at home using a Gloucestershire Library card for other genealogical and local history resources.

You can download the Independent Research Services document that provides details of private businesses which will undertake detailed research through the archives for you.

Or you can ask us a family history enquiry.