Consultation period complete

The consultation period available for these policies is now complete. Many thanks to all those who made a contribution.

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.

Policies for consultation


Gloucestershire Archives policies for consultation

We have a look at the policies that underpin our service every three years. This year, we've updated the policies listed below, and we'd like to know what you think about them. Please let us have your comments before 5pm on 9th March 2018.



Buildings and security


Collections Care

Collections development


Customer services

Digital preservation


Learning and outreach

Public Task statement

Terms of deposit





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