Gmail problems

If you use a gmail address to send us messages or buy things from the shop you may think we have not replied. However we have noticed that gmail tends to mark mail from as spam or junk. If you are expecting a message from us do check your spam or junk folder in case it has ended up there.  Please UN-junk/spam our web address.

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 menu above.


Reporting problems


If you find any problems with the operation of the website please let me know by emailing For general queries about genealogy and the society’s services please use the contact form. Updates about any problems will be posted in this section.


Have you tried our 1931 Electoral Roll

Looking for someone in Gloucestershire … have you tried our 1931 Electoral Roll which can be as good as a census for finding people. Available as a Download or CD from our shop.


Gloucestershire Electoral Roll 1931 Vol.1 – covers the Forest of Dean, Gloucester and Stroud and was in force between 15 October 1931 and 14 October 1932.

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Gloucestershire Electoral Roll 1931 Vol.2 Download – covers Cheltenham, Cirencester and Thornbury and was in force between 15 October 1931 and 14 October 1932.

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“Members’ Surname Interests” and “Library Catalogue” search facilities are working again

Just to let you know that the Gloucestershire FHS  “Members’ Surname Interests” and “Library Catalogue” search facilities are working again. Many thanks to those Members who let us know of the problem and apologies for the inconvenience.

Best Regards


Receiving a Printed Copy of the Journal

If you’d like to receive a printed copy of “The JOURNAL of Gloucestershire Family History Society” but have renewed your annual membership for the “Read Journal Online” subscription then click Upgrade to Receive Journal by Post.

This is a feature for UK Members who pay by Standing Order but haven’t changed their Standing Orders to the new 2015 Membership Fees and want to continue to receive the “Journal” by Post.

2015 Annual Subscriptions

Subscription depends on whether you live in the UK or Overseas and whether you are willing to read the Journal online or prefer a copy to be posted to you. Membership covers everyone living at the same address and the current Subscriptions Rates are …

Annual Subscription UK
Read Journal Online £10.00
Journal by Post £12.00


Coney Hill Burial Ground Register in the City of Gloucester

See who you will discover. Members of Gloucestershire Family History Society have transcribed the Register of Burials from The Coney Hill Burial Ground in the City of Gloucester from the 10th May 1938 to 5th January 2015 and the Transcriptions are available to purchase as follows …

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ANZACS who were born in Gloucestershire

ANZAC day – 25 April marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.

See our list of ANZACs who were born in Gloucestershire which contains details of 118 soldiers born in Gloucestershire who joined the ANZACS in Australia and took part in WW1.

(This is a PDF document which can be viewed or downloaded)



GFHS Helpdesk on Stand 85 @ Who do You Think You Are ? – Live !

Gloucestershire FHS Helpdesk will be on Stand 85 during “Who do You Think You Are ? – Live !” at the NEC from April 16th to 18th. Why not come across to see if we can help you or just for a chat.

Spring edition of “The Journal” is now available on-line

The Spring edition of “The Journal” is now available on-line in the Journal Archive from the “Members Area” Menu item.