Partial reopening of the Family History Room

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.

We’ve introduced some changes which have all been designed to comply with the current legal requirements and keep everyone, researchers and volunteers alike, safe in these difficult times.  We’ll send you details of these when we confirm your booking and ask you to observe them when you’re in the Centre.

The Centre will open on Wednesday each week from 16 September and you must book in advance.  We can’t accommodate researchers without a confirmed booking.

During the next few months we intend to increase the number of days the Centre is open each week, so please check our website and social media for the most up-to-date information.

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
  • Planned days for opening are currently:
    • 23 September
    • 30 September
  • Please enter and submit your details on the form below

You will receive an e-mail from us confirming your slot please allow 5  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 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.