Those members who get the Journal in printed form will receive the forms to renew membership in the post. This is to remind everyone who gets the Journal via the website that renewal is now due. In either case you can use the facility here to renew your membership, or the forms if you wish.
Rose Hewlett is once again planning two trips to the National Archives at Kew and to the Botanical Gardens.
The first is planned for Thursday 14 May 2020 and the second for Tuesday 29 September 2020. The cost is £22 per person 2020. You can download all the details here
Please send your booking forms and cheques back to Rose directly. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact her.
Gloucester Crematorium registers have been transcribed by Barbara Osborne and her team of society volunteers and cover the period 21st Feb 1975 to 11th Aug 1987. They are available as a CD in the shop and also as a PDF
To celebrate National Family History Month in Australasia, the Federation of Family History Societies has updated Our Australasian Really Useful Information Leaflet. You can download it for free, here: http://www.ffhs.org.uk/tips/RUL-Aus-2017-0809.pdf
The FFHS has produced the leaflet in association with the Society of Australian Genealogists and Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations.
The leaflet focuses on how to research your ancestors if you live in Australasia. It is also a great resource for UK family historians who may have had ancestors who went to Australasia, either because of forced transportation or due to emigration.
The leaflet gives a long list of websites and has a how-to guide. It also lists family history societies that can help with your research.
Rose Hewlett is very grateful to everyone who replied to her recent email about the GFHS-organised trips to The National Archives. The responses have helped enormously with planning for 2017.
She is pleased to say that for this year the cost remains the same and that there will be the added advantage of a pick up at Whitminster.
Leaving TNA at 6.30pm avoids the worst of the traffic and still allows for the bus to get back to Gloucester around about the same time as usual – so the day shouldn’t be any longer but everyone will have an extra hour at TNA.
The majority of respondents suggested two trips per annum. These have been arranged on (Tuesday 16 May successful) and Thursday 21 September. Fuller details are in the form here. Please send your booking forms and cheques back to Rose directly. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact her.
In addition to our regular Facebook page we have now introduced a new ‘group’ page . The intention is that this new page will be a ‘self-help’ location – a place for group members to post queries and for other member to answer those queries. The existing ‘regular’ Facebook page will continue as the place for ‘postings’ of a more general nature.
The new page has been set up as a ‘closed’ group, which means that only group members can post queries and see the replies. To become a member of this group, click here: then click on the green ‘Join Group’ button. Your group membership will have to be approved by the administrators, but we will try to respond as quickly as possible.
I would like to introduce myself as the new Editor for the GFHS Journal. I am very excited about taking on this position, and look forward to receiving your contributions to the Journal.
In my professional career I am an Executive Editor in scientific, technical and medical publishing, and I am pleased to bring some of these skills to the Society Journal. I have been researching my own family history for about 10 years, with ancestors based mainly in Gloucestershire and Yorkshire.
Please send your letters, news items, readers’ queries and articles for the Journal via email (email@example.com) by the following dates: 15 April 2016 (Summer issue), 12 August 2016 (Autumn issue), 14 October 2016 (Winter issue) and 13 January 2017 (Spring issue). Content can also be sent to the Family History Centre (Clarence Row, Alvin Street, Gloucester, GL1 3AH). I welcome any feedback on the Journal (likes and dislikes), and this can also be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to receiving your contributions and thoughts.