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Building works affecting Gloucestershire Archives

We currently have builders on site. Before your visit, please check the latest information about opening hours and parking. You will need to order your documents before you visit.

Christmas & New Year opening hours

Good news! The Archives will remain open until 4.30 pm on Thursday 21 December 2017 when we will close for the Christmas break. We will re-open at 9.00 am on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

We will be closing at 4.30 pm on Wednesday 28th February 2018 to move into the newly refurbished Heritage Hub. We will be reopening at 9.00 am on 13 March 2018.

Quick links to help you research your Gloucestershire family

A fast link to all our online genealogy-related resources

A list of parish registers of baptisms, marriages and burials held at Gloucestershire Archives can be found here. For non-conformist registers, please see our guides available 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. You can also use our Research guides to find out more about our sources. You may also find The National Archives' research guides helpful.

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.

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