Discover Gloucestershire Ancestors: Your guide to the archives


There are two volumes; see the contents explained in the description below. You can buy:

  • Volume 1 £12
  • Volume 2 £12
  • Volumes 1 and 2 as a combined offer £20

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By: Elizabeth Jack

The Discover Gloucestershire Ancestors volumes are the only Family History guides using Gloucestershire sources and hold the key to unlock the treasures in the archives.
Both volumes offer hope to those who have hit the brick wall. Both are full of tables, illustrations, maps, examples and include a full surname, place name and subject index

Volume 1 covers the basics for beginners

Volume 2 provides new sources for those seeking background information

Volume 1
  1. Gloucester – Born and Bred
  2. Civil Registration
  3. The Census
  4. Parish Registers
  5. Nonconformity
  6. Probate
  7. More on Births and Infancy
  8. More on Marriage
  9. More on Deaths
  10. Coroners’ Records
  11. Sessions and Assizes
  12. Gaols and Houses of Correction

Volume 2

  1. The Parish Chest
  2. Education Records
  3. Apprentices and Freemen
  4. Military Service
  5. The Workhouse
  6. Medical Records
  7. Emigration
  8. Gloucestershire Maps
  9. Directories, Poll Books & Electoral Registers
  10. Taxes and Tithes
  11. Manorial Records
  12. Estate Records
  13. Newspapers and Periodicals


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Vol 1 only, Vol 2 only, Both Vols 1and 2