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Coronavirus update

We're pleased to announce that from the 4th August Gloucestershire Archives will re-open to the public.  We've had to make some changes to the way we work, and you can see more details about our new arrangements on our Covid recovery page.

You will need to book your documents in advance.

At the moment Gloucestershire Family History Society remains closed.

If you're not able to make it in, have a look at Gloucestershire Heritage Hub for ideas and links to help you #ExploreYourArchiveAtHome.

Ancestry

Key Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire resources available online free at Gloucestershire Archives

Gloucestershire Archives is working in partnership with Ancestry to provide online access to key archive resources for family and local historians:

  • wills and inventories (lists of belongings at time of death) of local people dating from Tudor to Victorian times
  • parish registers for baptisms, marriages, burials, banns of marriage and confirmations
  • bishop's transcripts (contemporary copies of parish registers which may help to fill gaps if any registers have been damaged or lost over the centuries)
  • records of prisoners in the county gaol and houses of correction 1728-1914
  • land tax assessments 1713-1833
  • electoral registers 1832-1974

You can also use Ancestry to search our database to overseers of the poor records.

You can access Ancestry for free at Gloucestershire Archives, where Wi-fi is available, at any Gloucestershire library, and also at Gloucestershire Family History Centre.

You can also subscribe to Ancestry for home access at Ancestry.co.uk.

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