TNA Trip 29 Sept Cancelled

Second TNA Trip Cancelled

Coach trips to TNA and Kew Gardens in 2021
We will advise the dates of these in due course.

Rose Hewlett had planned two trips to the National Archives at Kew and to the Botanical Gardens.
The one planned for Thursday 14 May 2020  has had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation and the second for Tuesday 29 September 2020  has now been reviewed in the light of views from possible attendees. Rose has concluded that is should be cancelled

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We have now, as usual, reached the time when access is being limited to those who are current members. The username and password valid for 2019 membership will no longer work.

If you do not have those details please click here and fill in your details.

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Members’ Survey: Please complete by 17 July

We have sent a survey with the Journal to those who receive it by post. For those who look at the journal online you will find the  Member Survey pdf here to download as a pdf that you can print.

We are keen to hear your views on the services the Society provides, what you like, what could be improved etc. Please return your completed form

  • by post to the Secretary at the address given on the form
  • or, if you can scan the completed form, by  emailing it as an attachment to the Secretary at secretary@gfhs.org.uk

We aim to have a report of the findings ready for the Winter edition of the Journal.

Summer Journal Available

You can find the latest Summer 2020 edition (no 165) of our Journal in the members’ area. You will need to be logged in of course. The latest journals are in the journals page

A reminder that the journals page now only provides links to the issues from 2016 onwards. If you want earlier issues they can be found on this page

 

Renewing Membership

Those members who get the Journal in printed form will receive the forms to renew membership in the post. This is to remind everyone who gets the Journal via the website that renewal is now due. In either case you can use the facility here to renew your membership, or the forms if you wish.

Follow the links on this page to renew membership via the shop or indeed to join anew.

Trips to Kew: National Archives and Botanical Gardens

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Second TNA Trip Cancelled

Coach trips to TNA and Kew Gardens in 2021
We will advise the dates of these in due course.

Rose Hewlett had planned two trips to the National Archives at Kew and to the Botanical Gardens.
The one planned for Thursday 14 May 2020  has had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation and the second for Tuesday 29 September 2020  has now been reviewed in the light of views from possible attendees. Rose has conclude that is should be cancelled

New CD and download: “Register of Cremations Vol 2 1975-1987”

Gloucester Crematorium registers have been transcribed by Barbara Osborne and her team of society volunteers and cover the period 21st Feb 1975 to 11th Aug 1987. They are available  as a CD in the shop and also as a PDF

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 the leaflet in association with the Society of Australian Genealogists and Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations.

The leaflet focuses on how to research your ancestors if you live in Australasia. It is also a great resource for UK family historians who may have had ancestors who went to Australasia, either because of forced transportation or due to emigration.

The leaflet gives a long list of websites and has a how-to guide. It also lists family history societies that can help with your research.

Trips to the National Archives in May and September

Rose Hewlett is very grateful to everyone who replied to her recent email about the GFHS-organised trips to The National Archives. The responses have helped enormously with planning for 2017.

She is pleased to say that for this year the cost remains the same and that there will be the added advantage of a pick up at Whitminster.

Leaving TNA at 6.30pm avoids the worst of the traffic and still allows for the bus to get back to Gloucester around about the same time as usual – so the day shouldn’t be any longer but everyone  will have an extra hour at TNA.

The majority of respondents suggested two trips per annum. These have been arranged on (Tuesday 16 May successful) and Thursday 21 September. Fuller details are in the form here. Please send your booking forms and cheques back to Rose directly. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact her.

GBRG Mini Conference

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