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First Saturday of the month

Remember we'll be open on the first Saturday of the month between 9.00am and 4.30pm! Please remember to prebook your documents as usual. There's plenty to do - see our news page for details of exciting events planned for the day.

Gloucestershire Family History Society closed 20/02/2020

Sorry for the short notice but due to the bad weather the Thursday Gloucestershire Family History Society volunteers are unable to get in. Hopefully the GFHS will be open again on Friday. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Ancestry

Key Gloucestershire resources available online free at Gloucestershire Archives

Gloucestershire Archives is working in partnership with Ancestry to provide online access to key archive resources for family and local historians:

  • Wills and inventories (lists of belongings at time of death) of local people dating from Tudor to Victorian times
  • Parish registers for baptisms, marriages, burials, banns of marriage and confirmations
  • Bishop's Transcripts (contemporary copies of parish registers which may help to fill gaps if any registers have been damaged or lost over the centuries)
  • Records of prisoners in the county gaol and houses of correction 1728-1914
  • Land tax assessments 1713-1833
  • Electoral registers 1832-1974

You can also use Ancestry to search our database to overseers of the poor records.

You can access Ancestry for free at Gloucestershire Archives, where Wi-fi is available, at any Gloucestershire library, and also at Gloucestershire Family History Centre.

You can also subscribe to Ancestry for home access at Ancestry.co.uk.

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