Books and Genealogy material for sale

PLEASE NOT PLEASE MAKE A DONATION PLUS THE STATED Postage and follow the instructions to obtain, many new items added on this list.GFHSfreemybooksetc17.7.2020 (1)

Trips to the National Archives in May and September

Rose Hewlett is very grateful to everyone who replied to her recent email about the GFHS-organised trips to The National Archives. The responses have helped enormously with planning for 2017.

She is pleased to say that for this year the cost remains the same and that there will be the added advantage of a pick up at Whitminster.

Leaving TNA at 6.30pm avoids the worst of the traffic and still allows for the bus to get back to Gloucester around about the same time as usual – so the day shouldn’t be any longer but everyone  will have an extra hour at TNA.

The majority of respondents suggested two trips per annum. These have been arranged on (Tuesday 16 May successful) and Thursday 21 September. Fuller details are 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.

GBRG Mini Conference


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In addition to our regular Facebook page we have now introduced a new ‘group’ page . The intention is that this new page will be  a ‘self-help’ location – a place for group members to post queries and for other member to  answer those queries. The existing ‘regular’ Facebook page will continue as the place for ‘postings’ of a more general nature.
The new page has been set up as a ‘closed’ group, which means that only group members can post queries and see the replies. To become a member of this group, click here:  then click on the green ‘Join Group’ button. Your group membership will have to be approved by the administrators, but we will try to respond as quickly as possible.

Online Payment Problems

For a few days we have found that it has not been possible to make online purchases in our shop. You may have found that you get a message about the shopping cart being empty. We think this is now fixed but if you find any problems please let us know.

The Autumn Edition of “The Journal” is now available on line.

This edition of the journal contains “Memorial Inscription News”, “Trye Trye and Trye Again”, “the second part of John More (1840-1910)”, “My Ancestor was a Pioneer Morman”, etc


We hope you enjoy reading “The Journal” which is now available in the Journal Archive on the “Members Area” Menu Item.

Anouncement of a new Webmaster

It is with great pleasure I announce that Paul Evens will be taking on the responsibility of maintaining our website from the 9th of September 2015.  and may be contacted using the normal e-mail “”

I would like to take this opportunity of thanking Alan Prowse who has been responsible since the website was created and has done a fantastic job.

David Howells


“Members’ Surname Interests” and “Library Catalogue” search facilities are working again

Just to let you know that the Gloucestershire FHS  “Members’ Surname Interests” and “Library Catalogue” search facilities are working again. Many thanks to those Members who let us know of the problem and apologies for the inconvenience.

Best Regards


Receiving a Printed Copy of the Journal

If you’d like to receive a printed copy of “The JOURNAL of Gloucestershire Family History Society” but have renewed your annual membership for the “Read Journal Online” subscription then click Upgrade to Receive Journal by Post.

This is a feature for UK Members who pay by Standing Order but haven’t changed their Standing Orders to the new 2015 Membership Fees and want to continue to receive the “Journal” by Post.

2015 Annual Subscriptions

Subscription depends on whether you live in the UK or Overseas and whether you are willing to read the Journal online or prefer a copy to be posted to you. Membership covers everyone living at the same address and the current Subscriptions Rates are …

Annual Subscription UK
Read Journal Online £10.00
Journal by Post £12.00


Coney Hill Burial Ground Register in the City of Gloucester

See who you will discover. Members of Gloucestershire Family History Society have transcribed the Register of Burials from The Coney Hill Burial Ground in the City of Gloucester from the 10th May 1938 to 5th January 2015 and the Transcriptions are available to purchase as follows …

download-3-icon Coney Hill Burial Ground Register by Download

folder_cd Coney Hill Burial Ground Register on CD