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.

Researching the history of your area

If you're interested in the landscape, start with:

  • Ordnance survey maps
  • Tithe apportionments
  • Inclosure awards
  • Estate maps

If you're interested in buildings, start with:

  • Trade and street directories
  • Planning records
  • Taxation records
  • Deeds

If you're interested in people, start with:

  • Census returns
  • Probate records
  • Baptism, marriage and burial records
  • Newspapers

Material is held in seven centres across the County. Find details of each using the links to the left. 

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