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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 May


Don't forget that 4th May is the first Saturday of the month.Gloucestershire Archives will be open as usual between 9.00am and 4.30pm.

If you are free in the afternoon, why not come along to our Great Gloucestershire Maps family fun event, between 2.00 and 4.00pm? 

We explore some of the great historic maps of Gloucestershire! Discover some amazing mapping and the many different types of maps that exist!  Learn how maps were made and see if you can be a map-maker with some free family map activities!  You can also have a go at becoming a 18th century surveyor! 

Great Gloucestershire Maps is the first of our free events celebrating Local & Community History month in May.  You can see details of our other events here

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