Starting to research the history of your area
Before you come in -
- decide what you want to do - are you interested in the landscape, buildings or people?
- do your homework - collect as much information as you can about the area from local people.
- contact your local history society - many towns and villages in Gloucestershire have a local history society which will be able to provide you with local information and links. You can find information about these societies from the Gloucestershire Local History Association.
- some local libraries are local and family history centres - see the links on the right hand side.
- check the Online catalogue - this shows the sources available for your area. If you find references to original documents you would like to see you can pre-order them so they are ready for you when you arrive.