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Coronavirus update

We're pleased to announce that from the 4th August Gloucestershire Archives will re-open to the public.  We've had to make some changes to the way we work, and you can see more details about our new arrangements on our Covid recovery page.

You will need to book your documents in advance.

At the moment Gloucestershire Family History Society remains closed.

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.

Programme toolkits compiled by the Department for Communities and Local Government

These may also help you with your research

The Department for Communities and Local Government has published a First World War centenary programme 2014-2018 which serves as guidance to engage local communities in the commemoration of the First World War on 13th June 2014. 

The First World War centenary programme toolkit provides bite-sized facts and suggestions to help local communities get the most from the centenary programme. The guidance outlines a number of initiatives local communities can become involved with, including commemorative events, a national cultural programme, school battlefield visits, and the opportunity to become involved in social media. 

The guidance also features a useful list of national initiatives for individuals to become involved with at the local level, including the First World War Centenary Partnership, 14-18 NOW, and advice from the War Memorials Trust. You can read more about the First World War Centenary on www.1914.org.

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