As in previous years Rose Hewlett is planning two trips to the National Archives at Kew and to the Botanical Gardens.
The first is planned for Tuesday 14 May 2019 and the second for Thursday 19 September 2019. You can download all the details 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.
You can find the latest Winter 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
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.
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.