Gloucestershire Family History Society

Gloucestershire Information Family & Local History - Gloucestershire Family History Society

Gloucester

Visit the Family History Centre to use our research facilities which include Ancestry, Find My Past and The Genealogist. Get advice from our knowledgeable volunteers or browse our extensive library of world wide interest. Monthly Meetings in Gloucester, Stroud, Cirencester or the Forest of Dean. Shop which has many books. transcriptions and CDs of local history and interest for sale.

Gloucestershire Family History Society - Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire Pubs & Breweries

Gloucestershire Information Family & Local History - Gloucestershire Pubs & Breweries

Directory of Pubs in Gloucestershire, historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Gloucestershire. The Gloucestershire listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.

Gloucestershire Pubs & Breweries - , Gloucestershire

Hale Family History

Gloucestershire Information Family & Local History - Hale Family History

Research into the HALE family - many of whom were from Gloucestershire. Includes origin of the surname, parish register entries and census returns showing Hales.

Hale Family History - , Gloucestershire

Jenner Gardens

Gloucestershire Information Family & Local History - Jenner Gardens

Cheltenham

This is the graveyard of Cheltenham Chapel, which was used from 1810 to 1889. Dr Edward Jenner lived close to the chapel from 1795 to 1823, and the chapel was regularly used as a centre for vaccination. In 2009 the gravestones, tomb railings were all lovingly restored, paths laid and the graveyard planted with flowers. Gardens open daily.

Jenner Gardens - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Kemble Village

Gloucestershire Information Family & Local History - Kemble Village

Cirencester

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Website contains a history of the village, the airfield and RAF Kemble, along with old photographs of the houses in the village, the railway station and shops and aerial photographs of the village.

Kemble Village - Cirencester, Gloucestershire

Longhope Village

Gloucestershire Information Family & Local History - Longhope Village

A village situated in the Forest of Dean. This website contains some useful information for family historians, including transcripts of some of the census returns, gravestone inscriptions from All Saints' Church and the Zion Baptist Chapel, a history of the village with some old photographs.

Longhope Village - , Gloucestershire

Old Photos of the Forest of Dean

Gloucestershire Information Family & Local History - Old Photos of the Forest of Dean

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A wonderful collection of old photographs of people, places and events. There are photos of schools, shops, sports teams, bands, choirs, carnivals, villages, stories and much more, all taken in the Forest of Dean area of Gloucestershire. There are even back copies of parish magazines. A fantastic site for family historians with Forest roots!

Old Photos of the Forest of Dean - , Gloucestershire

Painswick Tombstone Conservation Project

Gloucestershire Information Family & Local History - Painswick Tombstone Conservation Project

The tombstones and clipped yew trees in St Mary's churchyard, Painswick, are a major cultural and historic asset. This project seeks to deal with the repair of damaged tombstones, as well as to catalogue and analyse an archieve of photographas and drawings. Website includes some photographs of MIs.

Painswick Tombstone Conservation Project - , Gloucestershire

River Severn Tales

Gloucestershire Information Family & Local History - River Severn Tales

A fascinating website by Chris Witts who has spent much of his life working and studying the River Severn. A wealth of information about the vessels that worked on the river, the grain trade, the Severn bore, disasters, floods, bridges and their builders. Chris has written several books about the River and offers talks to schools and interested groups.

River Severn Tales - , Gloucestershire

Slimbridge Local History Society

Gloucestershire Information Family & Local History - Slimbridge Local History Society

Slimbridge

Our aim is to promote and encourage the study of the history of the parish of Slimbridge in Gloucestershire. We do this by presenting relevant, entertaining and informative presentations and outings. Membership is open to all, whether parishioners or from anywhere else in the world that has an interest in the history of our parish.

Slimbridge Local History Society - Slimbridge, Gloucestershire

Tetbury Families

Gloucestershire Information Family & Local History - Tetbury Families

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Information about families who lived in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, collated from parish registers, census returns etc by the author. Also lots of local history information on businesses, streets, buildings, churches, farms, inns and schools.

Tetbury Families - , Gloucestershire

Tewkesbury Fair Society

Gloucestershire Information Family & Local History - Tewkesbury Fair Society

Tewkesbury

Details of Fairground Model Show and the Tewkesbury Mop Fair. The Tewkesbury Mop Fair is the largest street fair in Gloucestershire and one of the oldest fairs in the country. Website gives an interesting history of the Mop Fair and includes some interesting old photographs.

Tewkesbury Fair Society - Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

The Company of Proprietors of the Stroudwater Navigation

Gloucestershire Information Family & Local History - The Company of Proprietors of the Stroudwater Navigation

The Company can trace its roots back to the 1730s when an Act was passed allowing the creation of a navigation to link Stroud to the River Severn in Gloucestershire, England. It is believed to be the oldest surviving canal company in the world. This website details the heritage of the Stroudwater Canal.

The Company of Proprietors of the Stroudwater Navigation - , Gloucestershire

The Cotswold Canals in Pictures

Gloucestershire Information Family & Local History - The Cotswold Canals in Pictures

The Cotswold Canals comprise the Stroudwater Navigation and the Thames & Severn Canal. Together this 37 mile route used to link the River Severn at Framilode, to the River Thames near Lechlade, both of which are in Gloucestershire. About 6 miles of the Cotswold Canals is currently being restored, with the work due to be completed in 2014. The remainder of the route is largely unnavigable. This website illustrates the current condition of the Canals through some 300+ photographs. These show the progress of the restoration and all the surviving major structures, infilled sections and other obstructions to navigation (where access has been possible).

The Cotswold Canals in Pictures - , Gloucestershire

Tibberton Village

Gloucestershire Information Family & Local History - Tibberton Village

Tibberton

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Website contains a village history section dedicated to memories of the village collected and compiled by the local people. Includes a history of Tibberton school with class photos. Index of surnames on graves and memorials in the parish church and Wesleyan methodist chapel in Tibberton. Graveyard plan and transcript of graves.

Tibberton Village - Tibberton, Gloucestershire

Wathen Family

Gloucestershire Information Family & Local History - Wathen Family

An well documented genealogy of the Wathen family originating from Kings Stanley in Gloucestershire.

Wathen Family - , Gloucestershire

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