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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 - 4th January 2020: An Archives Christmas!


Join us for a festive gander at the origins of our Christmas traditions. How did local  Gloucestershire folk celebrate the Midwinter feast?  Find out about cards, carols, turkeys by post and the earliest written mention of Christmas in the county!  What present did Lord Blathwayt not give to Robert Crew in 1926?  Why did the Codrington Family need 28 plum puddings?  What was so memorable about Christmas 1675?  

Session time: 2pm-4pm No booking required

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