Gloucestershire Heritage Hub

Update and news

GFHS offered its first Zoom talk to its members in April, when local author Rose Hewlett gave a presentation on Village Records in Family History. This proved to be very popular, and since then, we’ve held three further events. Amelia Bennett gave a very interesting talk on DNA. Anthea Johnson and John Chandler gave a talk about some of the prints of views around Gloucestershire which were produced in the early eighteenth century and which have just been published in a delightful hardback book, ‘Johannes Kip – the Gloucestershire Engravings’. The book is available for sale in the GFHS shop via the website,

Most recently Steve Gill gave a talk about dating and getting the most from old family photos.

It’s been excellent to be able to connect with members across the country and indeed the globe, who would otherwise not be able to join in with these interesting and informative events. More talks are planned with a programme that currently runs through to November.

In August we look forward to hearing from popular local speaker Tony Conder, who will be telling us about the secret world of Gloucester docks and in September Sue Webb, Gloucestershire Constabulary Archives, will ask ‘Who do you think your police ancestors were?’

For further information about these talks and others visit

We appreciate that Zoom and online talks aren’t for everyone though, so when things start to get back to normal, we hope to organise ‘hybrid’ events, so those who prefer to attend in person, can once again do so.

Alongside the programme of talks, our Family History Centre is very much ‘open for business’. So, whether you’re just starting to investigate your family history, or have hit a brick wall with your research, our enthusiastic volunteers are happy to help. Please book a visit through our website.

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