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    • The Autumn Journal is now available

      The Autumn Journal is now available

      You can find the latest edition of our Journal in the members’ area. You will need to be logged in of course. All the online journals are in the journal archive
    • Do you have Australasian Ancestors?

      Do you have Australasian Ancestors?

      To celebrate National Family History Month in Australasia, the Federation of Family History Societies has updated Our Australasian Really Useful Information Leaflet. You can download it for free, here: http://www.ffhs.org.uk/tips/RUL-Aus-2017-0809.pdf The FFHS has produced …
    • Trip to the National Archives in September

      Trip to the National Archives in September

      Rose’s second trip of the year is on Thursday 21 September. More details and the booking form are here.
    • Parking Restrictions

      Parking Restrictions

      There will be restricted parking available at Gloucestershire Archives site in Clarence Row, Alvin Street, Gloucester from Mid March 2018. >Alternative car parks are available in the area. The Family history centre remains …
    • New CD Available

      New CD Available

      Gloucester Crematorium registers have been transcribed by Barbara Osborne and her team of society volunteers and cover the period Jan 1953 to Feb 1975.
    • 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. …
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    • A Unique Opportunity

      A Unique Opportunity

      Being withdrawn from our Library. A unique opportunity to a serious Family Historian to obtain a book published in 1900 by private subscription, …
    • Gloucestershire BMD Website

      Gloucestershire BMD Website

      We are pleased to report that the BMD site now allows you to enter a Year, It will automatically search Plus or Minus …
    • 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
    • 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

    Sep
    20
    Wed
    7:30 PM Defending the Drift – Hook V.C. ... @ West Dean Centre, Bream
    Defending the Drift – Hook V.C. ... @ West Dean Centre, Bream
    Sep 20 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    Paul Barnett on “Defending the Drift”, the story of Alfred Henry Hook V.C., hero of the Zulu Wars, who was buried at Churcham (St. Andrew) Churchyard. West Dean Centre, Bream, 7.30pm.
    Sep
    23
    Sat
    10:00 AM Forest of Dean Branch Open Day @ West Dean Centre, Bream
    Forest of Dean Branch Open Day @ West Dean Centre, Bream
    Sep 23 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    New Venue this year in the centre of the village of Bream.
    Oct
    7
    Sat
    10:00 AM Glamorgan F.H.S. Fair 2017 @ Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre
    Glamorgan F.H.S. Fair 2017 @ Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre
    Oct 7 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    The Forest of Dean Branch will have a stand at tis event. Three branch volunteers have expressed their intention to go but there is the opportunity to join them if anyone wishes to. Please contact the branch secretary.
    Oct
    11
    Wed
    7:30 PM 100 Years of Genealogy @ Hucclecote Methodist Hall
    100 Years of Genealogy @ Hucclecote Methodist Hall
    Oct 11 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    By: Colin Chapman   Free Parking Tea & Coffee Available
    Oct
    18
    Wed
    7:30 PM Painted Wall Advertisements in G... @ West Dean Centre, Bream
    Painted Wall Advertisements in G... @ West Dean Centre, Bream
    Oct 18 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Derrick Hall on Painted Wall Advertisements in Gloucester. Derrick is a member of G.F.H.S and gave his presentation to a meeting at Gloucester earlier this year. It comprises a selection of photographs of painted wall advertisements to be, or were … Continue reading
    Nov
    8
    Wed
    7:30 PM Raikes and Stock @ Hucclecote Methodist Hall
    Raikes and Stock @ Hucclecote Methodist Hall
    Nov 8 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    A Brand New Talk by Ted Wilson   Free Parking Tea & Coffee Available
    Nov
    15
    Wed
    7:30 PM Family history in a Forest churc... @ West Dean Centre, Bream
    Family history in a Forest churc... @ West Dean Centre, Bream
    Nov 15 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Steve Cooper will present a slide show of the most interesting memorials in the churchyard of St Andrew’s church at Awre.
    Dec
    7
    Thu
    7:30 PM Research Evening @ Ashcroft Centre
    Research Evening @ Ashcroft Centre
    Dec 7 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Bring your problems for discussion and research.  Also laptops, tablets, wtc.. Wi-fi is available.
    Dec
    13
    Wed
    7:30 PM Members Christmas Event @ Hucclecote Methodist Hall
    Members Christmas Event @ Hucclecote Methodist Hall
    Dec 13 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    Entertainment By CROSS UKES a well known local Ukulele Band
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