There are still places available on the remaining trips organised by the Friends for this summer:
Sunday 8 July 2018
Fundraising Mystery Coach Tour with John Chandler, £20
Royal Well, Cheltenham 10am – 6.30pm
Station Road, Gloucester 10.30am – 6pm
Friday 10 August 2018
Whittington Court, £10 / person
2.30pm – 4.30pm
Please get in touch with Caroline Meller FoGA Events Secretary if you would like your name added to one or both lists. Cheques should be made payable to The Friends of Gloucestershire Archives and sent to her at 30 Gretton Road, Gotherington, Near Cheltenham, Glos. GL52 9QU or deposited in the FoGA box at the archives’ reception desk.
You can find the latest Spring edition of our Journal in the members’ area. You will need to be logged in of course. The latest journal and all the other online journals are in the journal archive
There will be restricted parking available at Gloucestershire Archives site in Clarence Row, Alvin Street, Gloucester until September 2018.
The Family history centre remains open as normal. See also Opening Times for closures.
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
The second of this year’s trips to the National Archives at Kew and to the Botanical Gardens is planned for Tuesday 18 September 2018. You can download all the details a 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.
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:
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.
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. You can find a fuller description here
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.