Please use 2020 membership details to login

We have now, as usual, reached the time when access is being limited to those who are current members. The username and password valid for 2019 membership will no longer work.

If you do not have those details please click here and fill in your details.

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Free Access to Gloucestershire Records

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
(1728-1914)
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
closed.”
You can access the records here:

Members’ Survey: Please complete by 17 July

We have sent a survey with the Journal to those who receive it by post. For those who look at the journal online you will find the  Member Survey pdf here to download as a pdf that you can print.

We are keen to hear your views on the services the Society provides, what you like, what could be improved etc. Please return your completed form

  • by post to the Secretary at the address given on the form
  • or, if you can scan the completed form, by  emailing it as an attachment to the Secretary at secretary@gfhs.org.uk

We aim to have a report of the findings ready for the Winter edition of the Journal.

Summer Journal Available

You can find the latest Summer 2020 edition (no 165) of our Journal in the members’ area. You will need to be logged in of course. The latest journals are in the journals page

A reminder that the journals page now only provides links to the issues from 2016 onwards. If you want earlier issues they can be found on this page