By Brett Langston
Alphabetical Listings of Registration Districts in England and Wales from 1837.
By:- Jill Evans
Gloucester Prison was in continuous existence for almost 222 years, from July 1 791, when the first prisoners moved in, to March 2013, when it was closed down. It was one of the first prisons in Great Britain that was purpose-built to be run on the separate system, in which prisoners were divided into different classes and slept in individual cells. This book relates the prison’s history up to 1950, discussing the development of the buildings, the problems encountered in trying to employ the separate system, the staff who worked there and the prisoners who were held in its cells. It reveals what everyday life in the prison was like and recalls the less routine events which took place, such as escapes and executions. It should appeal to readers who are interested in Gloucestershire’s history or in the history of crime and punishment, and to anyone who has ever wondered what went on in the past behind Gloucester Prison’s high walls.
This fascinating book illustrates the development of the parishes throughout the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in Photographs with descriptive text.
BY:- Ruth Proctor Hirst
A short history of the largest village in the Forest of Dean.
An 1883 Map of the area, 40 pages of Photographs and Text back to the 18 hundreds.
By : R.Pols
By : Peter Matthews
A Guide to GENEALOGY in the Twenty-First Century
By : Debbie Kennett
By : John Morris
New Expanded Edition 2013-2014
By : Colin Waters
This indispensable book is divided into sections and includes a list of sites which deal with the whole spectrum of genealogy.
There is a full alphabetical subject guide, providing an accessible directory of web addresses grouped under straightforward headings, such as Births, Deaths & Marriages; Law & Order; Surnames; and Wartime and Military Sources. An index helps to locate specific topics. When using the Internet it is easy to just Google an subject and go off on a ramble through various sites. However when you are up against time or not at your home computer and using a public computer this is an ideal reference guide to have in your bag. From Swendeborgians to the East India Company this will serve you well. It provides a service similar to that online at Cyndi’s List but very much with a British twist. My only criticism is that you will probably need an updated version in two years time.
A story of a Gloucestershire village during the First World War, and how its inhabitants individually and collectively contributed towards victory.
This book is fully indexed with many photographs.