News from Gloucestershire Family History Society
We are pleased to announce our involvement in the Westgate Street Heritage Action Zone (Cathedral Quarter) project. Volunteers are researching the social history of the properties the project has identified for restoration. Who lived in the properties? How has the usage of the properties changed over the decades? What events took place there? The findings should provide an interesting ‘street through time’ chronicle, and we look forward to presenting the results of our research as the project progresses and at its conclusion in 2023. For more information read the article about the project in the Local History section.
We also look forward to contributing to the Family History Federation’s ‘Really Useful Family History Show’ on 10 April, with two of our volunteers taking a ‘booth’ to offer help and advice ‘virtually’ to attendees of the event. This is an exciting opportunity for GFHS and builds on the popular 'Help Desk' service which we’ve continued to provide throughout the pandemic.
We are also offering our first talk via Zoom, to members of the Society, when Rose Hewlett will be giving a presentation on Village Records in Family History. This will be on 14 April, 7.30pm.
Frampton-on-Severn parish register reproduced with the permission of Gloucestershire Archives
Further details can be found on our website, www.gfhs.org.uk