This web page contains information about the location and use of Archives and Libraries for Gloucestershire-related family history research. Generally speaking, Archives (more commonly known as Record Offices) are repositories for original source material, such as Wills or Parish Registers, whereas the Local Studies Sections of Libraries are where you'd expect to find the Census, and printed local source material, such as Trade Directories.

If you're looking for assistance by post or email in Gloucestershire, the Gloucestershire Archives provides a Research Service. Note: the Record Office also provides access to resources for Local Studies, eg Census, Directories, Newspapers.

If nothing less than a personal visit will suffice, more detailed information, and some useful comments based on our own experiences, are offered below.

Record Offices Libraries

[The above information was transferred from the main GENUKI/Gloucestershire index page on 27 Aug 2003]

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