Closure of the Heritage Hub 8th Jan 2019

Please note the whole of the heritage hub is closed on the 8th January 2019 for

a private function.  This includes the Family History Centre. 

We apologise for any inconvenience caused. 

Winter Journal now available

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

AGM 2018 Committee Positions

Plea for assistance with running the Family History Society

Friends of Gloucester Archives trips

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.

Parking Restrictions

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

>Alternative car parks are available in the area.

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

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

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

2018 Trip in September to the National Archives

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.

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:

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.

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