Research your Gloucestershire family history, genealogy and local history with these resources; all available online.
- Gloucestershire Archives
Find out out what records they hold and how to view them.
BMDs & Parish Records
- Gloucestershire Births, Marriages & Deaths
Search the indexes to find your ancestors’ details. You can also check what areas the indexes cover.
- Gloucestershire Parish Records
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials for Gloucestershire, including Bristol.
- Gloucestershire Inquisitions 1626-1648
An Inquisition post mortem is an English medieval record of the death, estate and heir of one of the king’s tenants-in-chief, made for royal fiscal purposes. The process of making such inquisition was effected by the royal escheators in each county where the deceased held land.
- Gloucestershire Prison Records 1728-1914
Search for prisoners in the county gaol, debtors’ registers, quarter sessions and more.
- Gloucestershire Gaol Registers 1815-1879
Electoral Registers & Land
- Gloucestershire Electoral Registers 1832-1974
Search over 11 million registers of those who were eligible to vote.
- Gloucestershire Land Tax Records 1713-1833
Search over 1 million records of property owners and tenants.
- RootsChat Gloucestershire
Find help and resources from others tracing their Gloucestershire ancestors.
- Genuki Gloucestershire
Has many links to resources and information for towns and villages.
- Gloucestershire Genealogy
Gloucestershire Genealogy has a searchable database of memorial inscriptions, parish records, population details, village descriptions and maps, war memorial inscription, places of worship, and more.
- Forest of Dean Family History
The Forest of Dean Family History pages contain a wealth of information related to the area, its people and history. There are several indexes available to view online including the Forest of Dean 1841 & 1861 Census Name Index, Forest of Dean Wills & Administrations Index 1858-1941, lots of parish registers and records, hundreds of old photos, emigration, historical directories, memorial inscriptions and much more.
- Gloucestershire Visitation
The 1623 herald’s’ visitation for the County of Gloucester, which includes pedigrees.
- Trade Directories of Gloucestershire
Transcriptions of some selected Towns and Villages within the Forest of Dean. Directories outside the Forest of Dean here.
- Gloucestershire Place Names
An online book that can be browsed, searched and downloaded containing details of each town and village of Gloucestershire.
- Gloucestershire Legends, Tales and Songs
An old book in the dialect of the peasantry, with several ballads and a glossary of words.
- Gloucestershire Pubs
An great website with some lovely photos and histories of pubs in the Forest of Dean and Cheltenham.
- Old Maps of Gloucestershire
Maps of the county and Bristol mostly from the 1800s.
- Printed Maps of Gloucestershire
An online book that’s a descriptive catalogue of maps from 1577-1911, with biographical notes.
- Soldiers of Gloucestershire
The Soldiers of Gloucestershire website has databases of ancestors who served in the 28th North Gloucestershire Regiment during the 19th Century and who served with the Gloucestershire Regiment in the First World War.The 19th Century database contains nearly 10,000 entries and the Great War database over 40,000.
- Gloucestershire Family History Society
If your ancestors came from any part of Gloucestershire, whether the Cotswolds, the Severn Vale, or the Forest of Dean, then we are the society for you. If you live in the county, but your ancestors came from elsewhere, the society is also for you.
Wills & Probate
- Wills of Gloucestershire
The Wills of Gloucestershire website has abstracts of Gloucestershire Probate Records which are viewable by searching for a name or browsing the surname lists.
- Gloucestershire Wills & Administrations 1801-1858
Search almost 15,000 wills. Find out if the original is still at Gloucester Archives.