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.

Gloucestershire landscapes calendar 2019


The eagle-eyed regular user of the website will have noticed that we've changed the background picture!

You may remember that last year we ran a photography competition celebrating the beauty of the Gloucestershire landscape. Three winning photos were selected to form feature walls inside the new Heritage Hub building, and these, together with nine runners up were included in the Gloucestershire landscapes calendar.

During 2019 we'll be showcasing the successful photographs by changing the background photo on the website so that more people can enjoy this incredible work.

  • January by John Bridgen. Tetbury. (Feature wall photo)
  • February by Jenny Baddeley. Horsley.
  • March by Rosemary MacLeod. View of River Severn and Forest of Dean. (Feature wall photo)
  • April by John Bridgen. Cranham Common.
  • May by Josh Adamms. North Nibley.
  • June by Josh Adamms. Rodborough Common.
  • July by Mike Barby. Coaley Peak.
  • August by Andrew Hill. Eastleach
  • September by Malc King. Sudeley Hill.
  • October by Deb Hopton. Hailes Abbey.
  • November by David Brindley. Forest of Dean.
  • December by Mike Barby. Coaley Peak.

The overall winner was Mike Barby with 'A view of Selsey'.

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