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.

Quick links to help you research your Gloucestershire family

A fast link to all our online genealogy-related resources

If your ancestor came from Gloucestershire then his or her name may be in the genealogical database.

The Gloucestershire Family History Society has compiled an index of births, marriages and deaths from the original registers held by the Gloucestershire Registration Service.

For advice and guidance on researching your family history, look at our family history resources and more family history resources pages. You can also use our Research guides to find out more about our sources. You may also find The National Archives' research guides helpful.

You can download the Independent Research Services document that provides details of private businesses which will undertake detailed research through the archives for you.

Or you can ask us a family history enquiry.

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