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The ARA card is coming

From the 1st April we will be asking new and existing customers to sign up for an ARA card so that you can access the unique resources held here. This card replaces any existing CARN card that you may already have.

You can find out more about the card – and register online at:  www.archivescard.com

Coronavirus update

Gloucestershire County Council are closing Gloucestershire Archives @ the Heritage Hub from Monday 23 March until further notice, due to the current issues relating to Covid-19. 

Gloucestershire Family History Society @ the Heritage Hub has also closed their service until further notice. 

Every effort will be made to continue offering essential services such as access to records for legal reasons.  Similarly, the Registration Service will continue to run a copy certificates service from the site. 

Look out for updates from the archives on social media and online.  If you have a few minutes you might like to #ExploreYourArchiveAtHome.  You can search our collections online or browse or contribute to our online mapping resource Know Your Place

We look forward to welcoming back our customers, volunteers, partners and friends in due course. 

Gloucestershire Remembers WW1 resources

How can we help?

We are producing a range of resources to help people of all ages discover the impact of WW1 on Gloucestershire's communities, and to share their findings in a variety of ways. We hope they will help you to commemorate WW1, both on a personal level and with your family, friends and neighbours.

Help with your research into WW1

We've created FREE toolkits and factsheets that will help you to learn about WW1 through original and published resources. These are available at Help with your research into WW1. You can Plan your visit to see many of the resources they mention.

Help with recording and sharing your research findings

We've also developed resources that will help you to keep a record of the things you discover and to share this information with others. Ideas for sharing include: designing exhibitions and making written information user-friendly; digital storytelling; sharing information online; and running events. You can find these guides on our help with recording and sharing your WW1 research page.

Cross-curricular learning resources for schools

We worked with two Gloucestershire primary schools (Slimbridge and Berry Hill)) to develop Key Stage 2 cross-curricular lesson plans and learning resources. We've also worked with a local education freelancer to produce Key Stage 3 cross-curricular lesson plans and learning resources for secondary schools.  These are all  helping pupils learn about the effects of WW1 on their communities.  The lesson plans are FREE to download from our Cross-curricular learning resources for schools page.  If you have any queries or would like to send us any feedback, contact us at archives@gloucestershire.gov.uk.

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