Welcome

Come and see us in person to undertake research on our site. To prepare for your visit and learn about our Covid-secure measures please see here 

Christmas and New Year arrangements

We will close to the public on 24th December at 4.30pm, reopening on 4th January 2022 at 9am. Customers wishing to visit during the first week of January, please send in your pre-orders as soon as possible, no later than 24th December 2021.

The Know your Place website

Please note that the Know Your Place website will be unavailable between 9am and 2pm on Saturday 16 October

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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