Helping People Discover Their Family History

Gloucestershire Family History Society

The Gloucestershire Family History Society (GFHS) is a self-help organisation staffed by volunteers helping all to research their ancestors and the background against which they led their lives in Gloucestershire and beyond. It has a worldwide membership and is a member of the Family History Federation.

Visit our Family History Centre

Our Family History Centre at the Heritage Hub offers a library, other resources, access to online resources and knowledgable volunteers to help you with your research. You are welcome to visit and it is very helpful if you book a time to come.

Births, Marriages and Deaths. Free BMD

Our volunteers have worked tirelessly for many years transcribing this free index to make it available to the public, courtesy of the Gloucestershire Registration Service and Gloucestershire Archives dedicated website. Coverage starts from 1837 up to 2017. And, of course this is an ongoing task.

The Shop

The Society sells local History Books, Maps and CDs. The CDs are published by the Society and contain transcriptions of Gloucestershire Registers, Baptisms, Marriages, Burials and a large amount of monumental inscriptions, plus much more. Many of these CDs are also available as downloads. They can be purchased through the online shop or from the Family History Centre.

Society Events

10 August 2022
Free
14 September 2022
29 September 2022

Annual General Meeting

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dunrossil Centre at the Heritage Hub and via Zoom, Clarence Row, Alvin Street
Gloucester, GL1 3AH
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Free
12 October 2022

Outrage in the Forest: Averil Kear

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
GFHS: On Line Event,
Free
09 November 2022

The Glosters in Burma: Rob Dixon

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
GFHS: On Line Event,
Free

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13 August 2022
03 September 2022

DNA! A talk by Amelia Bennett

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Heritage Hub, Clarence Row, Alvin Street
Gloucester, GL1 3DW. United Kingdom
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Free
01 October 2022
01 October 2022

Build: A celebration of past present and future architecture

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Heritage Hub, Clarence Row, Alvin Street
Gloucester, GL1 3DW. United Kingdom
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Free

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