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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 - 2nd November 2019: Think Ink!

Published
30.10.2019
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Learn about the history of writing and try your hand at using an old style pen. Scribes in the past had to start again if they made a mistake or an unfortunate ink blot!  Find out how ink was made and learn the unpleasant truth about parchment, on which some of our oldest documents were written.

Session time: 2pm-4pm. No booking required

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