COVID 19 (Coronavirus) and the Family History Centre.

PLEASE NOTE TO COMPLY WITH THE LATEST ADVICE
FROM THE UK GOVERNMENT THE FAMILY HISTORY CENTRE

We hope to re-open the Family History Room by the beginning of September 2020.

Initially we intend to have  a booking system with a limit of four visitors at any one time to ensure social distancing.

Visitors will be expected to bring their own face coverings.

In the meantime, we will ensure the Family History Room and volunteers are COVID safe.

In addition to this the Library and Book Stall will be out of bounds to visitors.

No money will be taken at the reception desk and no printing will take place however a donation box will be available as usual .

We will do our best to get things back to a new normal a.s.a.p. please bear with us and keep checking our website for latest information, including when and how to book.

David Howells

Chairman

This Includes the A.G.M. scheduled Aug 1st

However we are maintaining and processing membership renewals, the Help desk and as much of everything else we can that our volunteers can do from home.  You appreciate that things may take a little longer to  action than normal

SEE https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-everyone-in-the-uk-and-protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults

APOLOGIES  FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE

 

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

Please use 2020 membership details to login

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.

If you have the details and they do not appear to work please contact the webmaster

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

 

Trips to Kew: National Archives and Botanical Gardens

Featured

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

Saturday Opening

Saturday Opening 9am – 4pm

The Family History Centre will now manned on the first Saturday of each month commencing October 2019 for a 6 month trial. 

It will be reviewed again then subject to attendance figures. 

Forest of Dean branch Newsletter No. 115 – June 2019

Forest of Dean branch Newsletter No. 115 – June 2019

Forest of Dean Brancn – Newsletter No 14 May 2019

Newsletter No. 114 – May 2019

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