COVID 19 (Coronavirus) and the Family History Centre.

PLEASE NOTE TO COMPLY WITH THE LATEST ADVICE
FROM THE UK GOVERNMENT THE FAMILY HISTORY CENTRE
WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

However we are maintaining and processing membership renewals, the Help desk and as much of everything else we can that our volunteers can do from home.  You appreciate that things may take a little longer to  action than normal

SEE https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-everyone-in-the-uk-and-protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults

THE SITUATION WILL BE REVIEWED IN LINE WITH LATEST GOVERNMENT ADVICE ON A DAILY BASIS>

APOLOGIES  FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE

 

Renewing Membership

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.

Follow the links on this page to renew membership via the shop or indeed to join anew.

Trips to Kew: National Archives and Botanical Gardens

Rose Hewlett had planned two trips to the National Archives at Kew and to the Botanical Gardens.
The one planned for Thursday 14 May 2020  has had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation and the second for Tuesday 29 September 2020. will be reviewed in two months should the COVID-19 advice change

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.

Gloucestershire BMD Website

We are pleased to report that the BMD site now allows you to enter a Year, It will automatically search Plus or Minus 2 years and display the registration district. <CLICK for More Information

40th Anniversary Celebration

A very successful event with 250+ visitors photographs to follow.

Australian Born Men who joined the ANZACS

Link

Click Here

Isle of Man Burial Strays

Thanks to Roger Christian IOMFHS

Strays from St Germans Cathedral, Peel Castle, St Peter’s Churchyard, Peel Wesleyan Chapel, & Peel Town Cemetery

World War One Centenary Project

Gloucestershire Family History Society has started collecting members’ records and memorabilia relating to people that were involved in WW1.
 
These may be of soldiers who died or survived, together with any family memories that were recorded and passed down to current generations. Not forgetting the civilian people and women workers and those left at home who were bereaved.
 
This Project is not restricted to Gloucestershire but is available to all members world wide.
 
We do not wish to retain any original items but by arrangement will photograph/scan or copy any material members wish to submit that they are unable to digitise themselves.
We would appreciate copies of any stories, Images, etc. to be sent to chairman@gfhs.org.uk
 
Depending on material received it is eventually planned to create a multi platform digital record before the end of 2018.
See Members Submissions
For further details on Gloucestershire projects see
http://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/archives/WW1
and
http://glosremembers.co.uk
 Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum seek WW1 photos Email us on rwfmuseum1@btconnect.com for more details or to send us a photo