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 have re-opened for pre-booked visits.

 

External emails

We are currently unable to receive external emails so please ring us on 01452 425295 if the matter is urgent and/or about your visit.   Apologies for the inconvenience.

Cinderford Local and Family History Centre

For anyone who wants to know about past and present life in the Forest of Dean.

Books

  • Wide range of books and pamphlets about Cinderford and the Forest of Dean area
  • Victoria County History Forest of Dean volume
  • Standard histories of Gloucestershire

Newspapers and periodicals

  • Dean Forest Mercury on microfilm from 1881 to 2007. Some gaps exist - please check the newspaper list for holdings 
  • The New Regard (Journal of the Forest of Dean Local History Society) 1985 - date
  • Index to births deaths & marriages mentioned in the Dean Forest Mercury in the 1890's

Maps

  • Copies of tithe maps of a selection of parishes in the Forest of Dean
  • Maps and plans of Cinderford and the Forest of Dean area from the 1880s to the 1990s, including Ordnance Survey maps at 25 inches to the mile/1:2500 on microfiche and 6 inches to the mile/1:10,000

Directories 

  • Cinderford directories
  • County directories on microfiche, 1820 to 1939

Forest of Dean Societies

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