A Really Useful Bulletin

This is the newsletter from the Federation of Family History Societies. It has a major article about finding ancestors amongst those who lived and worked on canal boats. Click to download

 

 

More opportunities to visit the FH Centre

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Booking to come to the Family History Centre

We’re delighted that we’re able to re-open the Family History Centre and welcome back researchers after so long.

More opportunities to visit the Family History Centre Following the successful re-opening of the Family History Centre in September, now we’re increasing the number of days each week you can visit the Centre.

From 6 October the Centre will open on Tuesday and Wednesday (morning and afternoon) and Thursday (morning only) each week.

We’re still operating a booking system and can’t accommodate researchers without a confirmed booking. So please contact us booking@gfhs.org.uk using the form below to reserve a place and give us at least 3 days notice.

We’ve made some changes in the Centre which have all been designed to comply with the current legal requirements and keep everyone, researchers and volunteers alike, safe in these difficult times.

Please check our website and social media to keep up-to-date  .

Please Read Our New Procedures First

COVID Procedures for visitors at GFHS

How to Book

  • You can book a 2 hour slot at GFHS Family History Centre
  • You can book Morning 10-30 to 12-30 or Afternoon  13-30 to 15-30  (Not Thursday Afternoons)
  • Please enter and submit your details on the form below

You will receive an e-mail from us confirming your slot please allow 3  clear working days for us to process your booking.

Gloucester Archives

If it is your intention to book a slot at Gloucestershire Archives please note this will have to be done separately go to www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/archives for further information

Note it may not be possible to have a slot on the same day and moving from GFHS to GA or GA to GFHS will not be possible without prior booking.

 

Autumn Journal Available

You can find the latest Autumn 2020 edition (no 166) 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

 

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

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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