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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.

Changes to our opening hours

We are now closed to the public while we move into the newly refurbished Heritage Hub. We will be re-opening at 9.00 am on Tuesday 27 March 2018.


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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