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.

Gloucestershire Remembers WW1 Partnership Project

Information about the project's partners

Gloucestershire Remembers WW1 is a joint project, led by the Everyman Theatre, to remember the Great War at a local level.  Other project partners are Gloucestershire Archives, The Wilson (formerly known as Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum), the Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum and The History Press

The partners ran a range of community research and commemoration activities. These began in November 2013 and finished at the end of December 2015. 

The project has received a £59,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and further funding from the The Summerfield TrustBPE Solicitors LLP and the DG Albright Trust. 

Events included a community play at the Everyman Theatre in July 2014. This was based on the War Poet FW Harvey's unpublished novel, which is deposited at Gloucestershire Archives.  Staff at the Everyman are also hoping to use people's community research as inspiration for other community workshops, education work and performances that form part of the project's programme.

You can watch Archives' staff talking about the project here on YouTube. And you can see how we can help you commemorate the war in your community at www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/archives/WW1.

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