Family History Research in and around Gloucestershire

Hidden Heritage was created by Elizabeth Jack to undertake genealogical research in Gloucestershire nearly thirty years ago.  Liz, as she is known, is now taking a well earned rest from researching other people’s families and is concentrating on her own family history and a couple of local history projects.  Trisha Phillips, her niece, is now our chief researcher; she has many years of research experience and a vast knowledge of our county and its archives which she can use to help shed light on your family’s Hidden Heritage.

Check out our Services page to see what can be done to help you discover more about your ancestors, the way they lived, how they worked and where they worshipped, etc. .  No task is too small or too large.  We aim to uncover the hidden facts and events which will bring your family history to life.

Are you planning to visit our beautiful county?  Have a look at our Gloucestershire pages to discover where to stay and what to do whilst here.  See pictures of the area in our gallery.  Find out more about our organisations, events and traditions.

Do you need to do some background reading to find out more about life, past and present, in our county?  Check out the Books page to find details of books produced by us, books written about people and places in Gloucestershire, essential reference books for the county and genealogical books in general.

Many years ago, we produced a photographic CD of mugshots of some prisoners held in Gloucester Gaol with details of their crimes.  Find this for sale on the Store pages as well as a link to copies of old tithe, enclosure and estate maps produced by Geoff Gwatkin;  you will, of course, also find details of our own books.

Next we have Liz’s genealogical Blog pages with comments from her on items of interest to anyone seeking their ancestors in Gloucestershire.

Finally, you can learn a little more about us and how to contact us on the About page.

We bring the personal touch to your family history.