PLEASE NOTE TO COMPLY WITH THE LATEST ADVICE
FROM THE UK GOVERNMENT THE FAMILY HISTORY CENTRE
WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
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
THE SITUATION WILL BE REVIEWED IN LINE WITH LATEST GOVERNMENT ADVICE ON A DAILY BASIS>
APOLOGIES FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE
As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, Gloucestershire Archives closed
their doors to the public for the first time in 80 years, meaning
customers have been unable to access digitised copies of Gloucestershire
records free of charge. Now, Gloucestershire Archives and Ancestry are
giving the public free access to millions of Gloucestershire records.
The records give details about the lives of millions of people across
the county over a period of 450 years, and are a valuable source of
information for anyone interested in finding out more about relatives
who lived in Gloucestershire, or who want to discover fascinating
stories about the past.
The resources available online include:
Wills and inventories (lists of belongings at the time of death) of
local people dating from Tudor to Victorian times
Parish registers for baptisms, marriages, burials and confirmations
Records of prisoners in the county gaol and houses of correction
Land tax assessments (1713-1833)
Electoral registers (1832-1974)
Cllr Lynden Stowe, cabinet member responsible for Archives, said,
“Gloucestershire Archives play a very important role in documenting,
keeping and sharing the history of our county, so I’m really pleased
that we’ve been able to find a way for people to continue using some of
the great resources that are available while the Heritage Hub is
You can access the records here:
Those members who get the Journal in printed form will receive the forms to renew membership in the post. This is to remind everyone who gets the Journal via the website that renewal is now due. In either case you can use the facility here to renew your membership, or the forms if you wish.
Follow the links on this page to renew membership via the shop or indeed to join anew.
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. will be reviewed in two months should the COVID-19 advice change
The cost is £22 per person 2020. You can download all the details here
Please send your booking forms and cheques back to Rose directly. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact her.
A very successful event with 250+ visitors photographs to follow.