Contents 1

The areas to be covered in volume 1 are:

1. Gloucestershire Born and Bred

  • What to look for at home
  • Organisation of work, recording
  • County of Gloucestershire
  • Dioceses of Gloucester and Bristol
  • Gloucestershire parishes
  • Hundreds
  • Gloucestershire Archives
  • Victoria County History series

2. Civil Registration

  • Background to civil registration
  • Gloucestershire registration districts
  • Birth certificates
  • Marriage certificates
  • Death certificates
  • How to order a certificate
  • Gloucestershire Register Offices
  • Available indexes

3. Censuses

  • Background information
  • Censuses 1841-1911
  • Pre-1841 Names censuses

4. Parish Registers

  • Background information
  • Baptisms, marriages and burials
  • Calendar changes
  • Bishops Transcripts
  • International Genealogical Index
  • Other indexes
  • Gaps in the Gloucestershire IGI
  • Gaps in the parish registers

5. Nonconformist Records

  • Background information
  • Gloucestershire Records
  • Baptists
  • Church of Christ
  • Congregational / Independent
  • Countess of Huntingdon’s Connexion
  • Jewish
  • Methodist
  • Moravian
  • Presbyterian
  • Roman Catholic
  • Society of Friends / Quakers
  • Unitarian
  • Undenominational
  • Huguenots
  • Indexes

6. Probate

  • Ancient rules of inheritance
  • Nuncupative wills
  • Wills pre 1858
  • Prerogative Courts of Canterbury and York
  • Wills proved in the Consistory Court of the Bishop of Gloucester
  • South Gloucestershire and Bristol Wills
  • Peculiar Wills
  • Wills since 1858
  • National Probate Calendars
  • Letters of Administration
  • Inventories

7. More on Births

  • Still birth
  • Foundlings and Orphans
  • Adoption
  • Illegitmacy
  • bastardy bonds
  • maintenance orders

8. More on Marriages

  • Banns
  • Marriage Licences, Bonds and Allegations
  • Irregular and clandestine marriages
  • Marriage settlements
  • Adultery
  • Divorce
  • Bigamy
  • Marriages in newspapers

9. More on Deaths

  • Burials
  • Nonconformist burials
  • Burial Grounds
  • Cemeteries and Crematoria
  • Monumental Inscriptions
  • Memorial Cards
  • Undertakers’ Records
  • Newspaper announcements
  • Death Duties
  • Inquisitiones Post Mortem

10. Coroners Records

  • Coroners’ districts
  • Periods of coverage
  • Types of records
  • Inquests
  • Post Mortems
  • Accidents
  • Suicide
  • Murder and Execution

11. Sessions and Assizes

  • Background Information
  • Petty Sessions
  • Session divisions
  • Types of record
  • Quarter Sessions
  • Assizes
  • Judges and Juries
  • Calendars of Prisoners

12. Gaols and Houses of Correction

  • Houses of Correction
  • Gaols
  • Admission registers
  • Lists of Prisoners
  • Governors’ Journals
  • Surgeons’ Journals
  • Punishment Books
  • Photograph Albums
  • Reformatories
  • Transportation
  • Executions

And much more to come in Volume 2!