Coronavirus update

We’re pleased to welcome pre-booked researchers and volunteers.   Please see details of our new arrangements on our Preparing to Visit page.

You will need to book your documents in advance.

Gloucestershire Family History Society will re-open in September for pre-booked visits.

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.

Ordering documents at the archive

Ordering documents in advance

Please find documents before your visit, using our online catalogue.  We require you to pre-order them here.  This will mean that you can start your research straightaway, and assists our contact tracing procedures.

Please help us! We would like as much notice as possible to process your requests – at least 3 working days for up to 5 items, and 5 working days for between 5 and 10 items.  Please email us if you wish to order more than 10 documents in one visit. 

If you are having difficulty using our online ordering system, please email us using this link.

You will need to register with us to access any documents. Information about how to do this appears here.  Remember that on your first visit you’ll need to bring some form of ID.



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