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    • Autumn Journal now available online

      Autumn Journal now available online

      You can find the online edition of the Jounral in the journal Archive area. This is available to members and remember you need to be logged in.
    • Use 2016 membership login please

      Use 2016 membership login please

      The period of grace for using the 2015 membership username and password is now ending. Pleas use the 2016 details. If you have any difficulty please email using this contact form.
    • New Facebook pages for Members Only

      New Facebook pages for Members Only

      In addition to our regular Facebook page we have now introduced a new ‘group’ page – a ‘self-help’ location a where group members can post queries and other member can answer those queries. …
    • Revised War Memorials Transcribed by GFHS

      Revised War Memorials Transcribed by GFHS

      A revised list of all War Memorials Transcribed by GFHS members as at 11/04/2016 is now available.
    • Greetings from the new Journal Editor

      Greetings from the new Journal Editor

      I would like to introduce myself as the new Editor for the GFHS Journal. I am very excited about taking on this position, and look forward to receiving your contributions to the Journal. …
    • New Monumental Inscriptions Search for Members

      New Monumental Inscriptions Search for Members

      Members are able to ask for searches on several of the Society’s data sets including our transcriptions. We have now made our Gloucestershire Monumental Inscriptions available for searching. Use the link in the Members’ Area …
  • Noticeboard

    • Isle of Man Burial Strays

      Isle of Man Burial Strays

      Thanks to Roger Christian IOMFHS Strays from St Germans Cathedral, Peel Castle, St Peter’s Churchyard, Peel Wesleyan Chapel, & Peel Town Cemetery
    • Gloucestershire Traditions

      Gloucestershire Traditions

      Gloucestershire is particularly rich in collected folk and music.  The Heritage Lottery funded ‘Single Gloucester’ project is making the material more accessible, via …
    • World War One Centenary Project

      World War One Centenary Project

      Gloucestershire Family History Society has started collecting members’ records and memorabilia relating to people that were involved in WW1.   These may be …
  • Upcoming Events

    Oct
    7
    Fri
    2:00 PM Family History HelpDesk @ Cinder...
    Family History HelpDesk @ Cinder...
    Oct 7 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Family History helpdesk at Cinderford Library, 2.00pm to 4.00pm., and the first Friday of the month, following, subject to demand.
    Oct
    8
    Sat
    10:00 AM Glamorgan FHS Fair @ Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre
    Glamorgan FHS Fair @ Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre
    Oct 8 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    The Forest of Dean branch will represent the GFHS at this event in Merthyr Tydfil.
    Oct
    12
    Wed
    7:30 PM Know your Place @ Frith Centre
    Know your Place @ Frith Centre
    Oct 12 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    By G.A Get a preview of the shortly to be released ordnance survey maps overlay mapping system. of Gloucestershire. How best to use and when and where available on line. Monthly Talks will continue to be held at The Frith … Continue reading
    Oct
    19
    Wed
    7:30 PM Mining in the Forest of Dean @ West Dean Centre, Bream
    Mining in the Forest of Dean @ West Dean Centre, Bream
    Oct 19 @ 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Many Foresters worked down the “pit”. Geoff’s talk looks at the coal “pits” and iron mines that many of our ancestors worked in and where they were and what is left of them. West Dean Centre, Bream, 7.30pm.  
    Nov
    13
    Sun
    all-day Rembrance Sunday service @ St Matthews Church
    Rembrance Sunday service @ St Matthews Church
    Nov 13 all-day
    To reflect on the Great War (WW1) in Cainscross its effect on everyday life the men that lost their life, those that came home and the civilians on the home front giving thanks for cessation of hostilities. With suitable addresses … Continue reading
    Nov
    16
    Wed
    7:30 PM Lydney Grammar School pupils in WWI @ West Dean Centre, Bream
    Lydney Grammar School pupils in WWI @ West Dean Centre, Bream
    Nov 16 @ 7:30 PM
    Branch member Steve Cooper has offered to give an illustrated talk on some of the former pupils of Lydney Grammar School who died in WW1, and whose photos were displayed in the school for many years as a memorial to … Continue reading
    Dec
    14
    Wed
    7:15 PM Christmas Social and Quiz @ Frith Centre
    Christmas Social and Quiz @ Frith Centre
    Dec 14 @ 7:15 PM – 9:00 PM
    Members & Guests enjoy their Annual get together and tax their Brains with a local quiz with a suitable prize at the end for the winning team.
    Dec
    21
    Wed
    7:30 PM Christmas Social @ West Dean Centre, Bream
    Christmas Social @ West Dean Centre, Bream
    Dec 21 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Our annual Christmas social at the West Dean Centre, Bream. Bring along something to eat, drink and share.
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