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

Christmas and Moving Closure Dates

Further building  delay means

We will close The Family History Centre on Friday 15h December at 4pm and reopen January 2nd 2018 at 10am (Our Normal Christmas Closure)
We will close again for 2 weeks, commencing Thursday 1st March. We plan to re-open to public Tuesday 13th March

The moving Date is totally beyond our control, please check regularly for ACTUAL closure dates.

This post updated 24/11/2017

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 CD Available

Gloucester Crematorium registers have been transcribed by Barbara Osborne and her team of society volunteers and cover the period Jan 1953 to Feb 1975.

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.

 

Have you tried our 1931 Electoral Roll

Looking for someone in Gloucestershire … have you tried our 1931 Electoral Roll which can be as good as a census for finding people. Available as a Download or CD from our shop.

 

Gloucestershire Electoral Roll 1931 Vol.1 – covers the Forest of Dean, Gloucester and Stroud and was in force between 15 October 1931 and 14 October 1932.

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Gloucestershire Electoral Roll 1931 Vol.2 Download – covers Cheltenham, Cirencester and Thornbury and was in force between 15 October 1931 and 14 October 1932.

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