Public Service Update

From the 19th July 2021 we are launching our new online catalogue with an integrated booking system.  There will also be changes to our public service due to the lifting of Covid restrictions, in line with Government guidance. 

See here for further details.

Starting to research the history of your area

Before you come in -

  • decide what you want to do - are you interested in the landscape, buildings or people?
  • do your homework - collect as much information as you can about the area from local people.
  • contact your local history society - many towns and villages in Gloucestershire have a local history society which will be able to provide you with local information and links.  You can find information about these societies from the Gloucestershire Local History Association.
  • some local libraries are local and family history centres - see the links on the right hand side.
  • check the Online catalogue - this shows the sources available for your area. If you find references to original documents you would like to see you can pre-order them so they are ready for you when you arrive.

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