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.

Saturday opening - 1st December


Remember that 1st December is the first Saturday of the month - which means Gloucestershire Archives will be open as usual between 9.00am and 4.30pm.

From 2.00-4.00 pm we'll be finding out what exactly an Egyptian mummy has
to do with Christmas in Gloucestershire...

  • Why was it here?
  • Was it cursed?
  • Why was it unwrapped?
  • Why did it become famous?

Find out the answers to this spooky mystery and get crafty with some free family Egyptian crafts!

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