Discover Gloucestershire Ancestors

“A work of the highest quality which will not easily be surpassed”
Heather Forbes, County and Diocesan Archivist, Gloucestershire Archives.

The previous book relating specifically to research into Gloucestershire family history was nearly forty years old when I began to think about writing my version of it; it seemed that the time was right to bring the process up to date since much has changed in the intervening years.

After more than 20 years of researching at Gloucestershire Archives, I have decided to share my expertise and have written two volumes of Discover Gloucestershire Ancestors , a guide to using the archives, books  that can help you to trace all the basic records as well as many of the lesser known documents that exist locally.

Volume 1 was published on 1st March 2012 and, additionally, individual chapters are available for purchase online.  When I began researching the book, I found that there was so much information  to be included that there was too much material for just one book so it has been split into two parts;  Volume 2 of Discover Gloucestershire Ancestors will be available in December 2013.  Individual chapters from Volume 2 are already available.

The Discover Gloucestershire Ancestors volumes …

  • are the only Family History guides using Gloucestershire sources
  • hold the key to unlock the treasures in the archives
  • Volume 1 covers the basics for beginners
  • Volume 2 provides new sources for those seeking background information
  • both volumes offer hope to those who have hit the brick wall
  • both are full of tables, illustrations, maps and examples
  • Volumes 1 and 2 both include a full surname, place name and subject index

Volume 1:

  • ISBN: 978-0-9571440-0-2.
  • 256 pages.
  • Price £12.00 plus p&p as shown

See what’s in Discover Gloucestershire Ancestors – Volume 1.

BUY Volume 1 ONLINE: The book sells for £12.00, and is available including packaging & postage as below.
UK Postage £15.60 GBP Surface Mail £17.00 GBP Air Mail £21.00 GBP

Please be aware that surface mail can take anything up to 56 days to arrive.

Volume 2

  • ISBN: 978-0-9571440-1-9.
  • 272 pages.
  • Price £12.00 plus p&p as shown

See what’s in Discover Gloucestershire Ancestors – Volume 2.

UK Postage £15.60 GBP Surface Mail £17.00 GBP Air Mail £21.00 GBP

Volume 1 & Volume 2:


UK Postage £24.00 GBP Surface Mail £27.00 GBP Air Mail £30.00 GBP