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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.

Preparing to visit

Useful advice and information about what to bring with you

Please check our opening hours and location before visiting us.

Entrance to Gloucestershire Archives is FREE but we welcome donations to the Friends of Gloucestershire Archives. You can do this onlineOpens new window or when you visit.

What to bring with you

Ordering Documents

Please order documents before your visit. You can use the Online catalogue to identify the references and order up the documents you wish to see.

Many of our parish registers of baptisms, marriages and burials are now available via the Ancestry web site. You can access Ancestry free at the Archives and in any Gloucestershire Library

Please note: You can also order copies of birth marriage and death certificates at order a copy of a certificate.

Advice

If you would like some advice about what sort of things you can do before starting your research at the Archives please read our New to the Archives guide. Also take a look at our starting your research pages to prepare for your visit.

Please read through our research room guidelines before visiting.

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