The Family History Centre

Current Covid safe opening (updated 13 April 2021)

We’re delighted that we’re able to re-open the Family History Centre and welcome back researchers again.

Opening Times

From 20 April the Centre will open on Tuesday and Wednesday (morning and afternoon) and Thursday (morning only) each week.


We are operating a booking system and cannot 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. You can also email us at booking@gfhs.org.uk if you have further queries

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 (Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday) 10-30 to 12-30 or Afternoon (Tuesday or Wednesday) 13-30 to 15-30
  • 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.

Booking Form

    Your Name (required)

    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 www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/archives 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.

    Where to find us

    The Family History Centre is located in Gloucester City Centre within the Heritage Hub and is well posted from London & Kingsholm Road. It’s just a 10 minute walk if you choose to travel by Bus or Train.

    Where to Find Us