Gloucestershire Family History

Research your Gloucestershire family history, genealogy and local history with these resources; all available online.


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.

Criminal Records

Electoral Registers & Land


General Genealogy

  • 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.


Historical Directories

Local History


Military Records

  • Soldiers of Gloucestershire
    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.
  • South Gloucestershire War Memorials
    Over 1500 names of those local people, military and civilian, who lost their lives in both World Wars are recorded on more than 62 war memorials.


  • 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