More opportunities to visit the FH Centre


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.

More opportunities to visit the Family History Centre Following the successful re-opening of the Family History Centre in September, now we’re increasing the number of days each week you can visit the Centre.

From 6 October the Centre will open on Tuesday and Wednesday (morning and afternoon) and Thursday (morning only) each week.

We’re still operating a booking system and can’t accommodate researchers without a confirmed booking. So please contact us using the form below to reserve a place and give us at least 3 days notice.

We’ve made some changes in the Centre which have all been designed to comply with the current legal requirements and keep everyone, researchers and volunteers alike, safe in these difficult times.

Please check our website and social media to keep up-to-date  .

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  (Not Thursday Afternoons)
  • Please enter and submit your details on the form below

You will receive an e-mail from us confirming your slot please allow 3  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.


Autumn Journal Available

You can find the latest Autumn 2020 edition (no 166) 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