New CD Available Soon

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.

Reopened on Tuesday 3rd April

Photos Taken 04/04/2018

 

 

We look forward to seeing you at the new centre, Things are still being sorted out but to give you a taster.  Pictures taken during move.

 

This post updated 01/04/2018

Spring Journal now available

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

2018 Trips to the National Archives

This year’s trips to the National Archives at Kew and to the Botanical Gardens are planned for Thursday 17 May 2018 and 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.

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.

Parking Restrictions

There will be restricted parking available at Gloucestershire Archives site in Clarence Row, Alvin Street, Gloucester until Mid May 2018.

>Alternative car parks are available in the area.

The Family history centre remains open as normal.  See also Opening Times for closures.

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. You can find a fuller description here

Revised War Memorials Transcribed by GFHS

A revised list of all War Memorials Transcribed by GFHS members as

at 19/02/2017 is now available.

Greetings from the new Journal Editor

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 (editor@gfhs.org.uk) 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 editor@gfhs.org.uk.
I look forward to receiving your contributions and thoughts.
Clare
Clare Curtis

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.