Coronavirus update

We’re pleased to welcome pre-booked researchers and volunteers.   Please see details of our new arrangements on our Preparing to Visit page.

You will need to book your documents in advance.

Gloucestershire Family History Society will re-open in September for pre-booked visits.

If you're not able to make it in, have a look at Gloucestershire Heritage Hub for ideas and links to help you #ExploreYourArchiveAtHome.

Access to Gloucestershire resources on Ancestry for free

While Gloucestershire Libraries and Gloucestershire Family History Society’s research rooms are closed to the public during the Covid-19 pandemic, customers have been unable to access digitised copies of Gloucestershire records free of charge. We’ve been working with Ancestry and can now provide free access to Gloucestershire’s digitised resources until they can welcome you back. Please use this link to access them.

Phase 1 of Hub open for business


Phase one of the Heritage Hub is now open.

Visitors can now consult documents in the brand new archive research room, and benefit from expert advice from volunteers of the Gloucestershire Family History Society. Our project space is also being tested out by community groups. 

We remain a building site whilst our new strongrooms, new entrance and training suite are completed. During this period we welcome pre-booked volunteers and community groups on Mondays and the general public on Tuesdays to Fridays. We only have parking for blue badge holders until phase two is completed in September 2018. Please contact us before you visit.

If you'd like a preview of the new space, have a look at the architects' 3D representation. Click on the area you'd like to investigate and then look around by using the arrow keys. For best results we recommend using the Chrome browser.

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