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Coronavirus update

We're pleased to announce that from the 4th August Gloucestershire Archives will re-open to the public.  We've had to make some changes to the way we work, and you can see more details about our new arrangements on our Covid recovery page.

You will need to book your documents in advance.

At the moment Gloucestershire Family History Society remains closed.

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 February 2020: Know Your Place Workshop


This workshop is aimed at introducing Gloucestershire’s fabulous free online mapping service; Know Your Place. You’ll learn how to access the website, navigate around it and use its features – especially the map comparison tool.

You are welcome to bring your own laptop, tablet or other mobile device for a hands-on trial using the Heritage Hub’s free Wi-Fi.  There will also be a presentation looking at some of the wonderful maps held in Gloucestershire Archives!

Session time: 2pm-4pm No booking required

A joint Gloucestershire Family History Society-Gloucestershire Archives event

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