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 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.
In addition to our regular Facebook page we have now introduced a new ‘group’ page . The intention is that this new page will be a ‘self-help’ location – a place for group members to post queries and for other member to answer those queries. The existing ‘regular’ Facebook page will continue as the place for ‘postings’ of a more general nature.
The new page has been set up as a ‘closed’ group, which means that only group members can post queries and see the replies. To become a member of this group, click here: then click on the green ‘Join Group’ button. Your group membership will have to be approved by the administrators, but we will try to respond as quickly as possible.
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.
In my professional career I am an Executive Editor in scientific, technical and medical publishing, and I am pleased to bring some of these skills to the Society Journal. I have been researching my own family history for about 10 years, with ancestors based mainly in Gloucestershire and Yorkshire.
Please send your letters, news items, readers’ queries and articles for the Journal via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) by the following dates: 15 April 2016 (Summer issue), 12 August 2016 (Autumn issue), 14 October 2016 (Winter issue) and 13 January 2017 (Spring issue). Content can also be sent to the Family History Centre (Clarence Row, Alvin Street, Gloucester, GL1 3AH). I welcome any feedback on the Journal (likes and dislikes), and this can also be sent to email@example.com.
I look forward to receiving your contributions and thoughts.
For a few days we have found that it has not been possible to make online purchases in our shop. You may have found that you get a message about the shopping cart being empty. We think this is now fixed but if you find any problems please let us know.