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Coronavirus update

Gloucestershire Heritage Hub is closed until further notice. This includes Gloucestershire Archives, Gloucestershire Family History Society, and Gloucestershire Registration copy certificates service.

Every effort will be made to continue offering essential services such as access to records for legal reasons. We look forward to welcoming back our customers, volunteers, partners and friends in due course.

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 Archives, 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 we can welcome you back. Please use this link to access them.

Document Copying Service

We can provide certified copies from baptism registers and vehicle licensing records for the DVLA.

You are welcome to visit Gloucestershire Archives yourself to make copies, and you can find details of the cost of this together with information about our opening hours.

If you're not able to visit us yourself, you can employ an independent researcher to make the copies for you.  Please note that you will have to complete and sign a copyright declaration [88kb] before the work is started.  Please send the completed form to your researcher so they can hand this to the research room staff when they've made the copies.

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