Gloucestershire Goals:  1: Research and Records   2: Archives and Libraries   3: Vital and Census Records   4: Church and Cemetery Records   5: Probate, Land and Court   6: Maps and Gazetteers   7: Newspapers   8: Websites   9: Search Records   10: Get Help  



Project 9: England—Gloucestershire

Explore research in Gloucestershire.


(England)



         Search:

Goal 1: Learn about Gloucestershire research and records.


Choices:

A. Get started with research for your Gloucestershire ancestors.

  1. Learn about finding your ancestors in Gloucestershire.
    FS Wiki: Gloucestershire England Genealogy
  2. Explore the Dusty Docs site for Gloucestershire research.
  3. Explore various research guides for Gloucestershire on the Gloucestershire Archives site.




Goal 2: Learn about Gloucestershire archives and libraries.


Choices:

A. Learn about Gloucestershire archives and libraries.

  1. Learn about Gloucestershire archives and libraries in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Gloucestershire Archives and Libraries
  2. Explore the archives and libraries link on the GenUKI Gloucestershire site.
  3. Search the Gloucestershire Online Archives for genealogical records.
  4. Search for free online books on Gloucestershire research on the FamilySearch site.




Goal 3: Learn about Gloucestershire civil registration, BMD, and census records.


Choices:

A. Explore Gloucestershire civil registration.

  1. Explore Gloucestershire civil registration on the Gen UKI site.
  2. Learn more about civil certificates for Gloucestershire.
    Gloucestershire Civil Certificates
  3. Learn about marriage indexes for Gloucestershire.
    Gloucestershire Marriage Indexes
  4. Search the FreeBMD UK site for BMD records.
  5. Browse the Gloucestershire registration districts on the Gen UKI site.

B. Explore Gloucestershire census records.

  1. Learn about Gloucestershire Census Surname Indexes in FamilySearch.
    FS Wiki: Census Surname Indexes
  2. Learn more about census returns for Gloucestershire.
    Gloucestershire Non-Conformist Records
  3. Explore Gloucestershire census records on the Gen UKI site.


Goal 4: Learn about Gloucestershire church and cemetery records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Gloucestershire church records.

  1. Get an overview of Gloucestershire church records in this article.
    FS—Gloucestershire Church Records
  2. Explore the church records link on the GenUKI Gloucestershire site.
  3. Learn about parish records in Gloucestershire.
    Gloucestershire Parish Records
  4. Learn more about non-conformist church records in Gloucestershire.
    Gloucestershire Non-Conformist Records
  5. Use this parish page to explore parish records in Gloucestershire.

B. Explore Gloucestershire cemetery records.

  1. Learn about Gloucestershire civil cemeteries.
    Gloucestershire Civil Cemeteries
  2. Explore Gloucestershire cemetery records on the Gen UKI site.
  3. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  4. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.


Goal 5: Learn about Gloucestershire probate and land records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Gloucestershire probate and land records.

  1. Learn about Gloucestershire probate records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Gloucestershire Probate Records
  2. Learn more about probate records and wills in Gloucestershire.
    Gloucestershire Parish Records
  3. Learn about title deeds in Gloucestershire.
    Gloucestershire Parish Records
  4. Learn more about land and property records on the GenUKI Gloucestershire site.
  5. Explore deeds by surname on the FamilyDeeds site.


Goal 6: Learn about Gloucestershire maps and gazetteers.


Choices:

A. Explore Gloucestershire maps and gazetteers.

  1. Learn about Gloucestershire maps in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Gloucestershire Maps
  2. Learn more about Gloucestershire maps.
    Gloucestershire Maps
  3. Explore the David Rumsey collection of Gloucestershire maps.
  4. Explore the maps link on the GenUKI Gloucestershire site.
  5. Explore the online Gazetteer on the GenUKI site.





Goal 7: Learn about Gloucestershire newspapers.


Choices:

A. Explore Gloucestershire newspapers.

  1. Learn about newspapers in Gloucestershire.
    Gloucestershire Newspapers
  2. Search Gloucestershire newspapers in the ABYZ News Link site.
  3. Explore the newspaper records link on the GenUKI Gloucestershire site.


Goal 8: Explore additional websites for research.


Choices:

A. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for Gloucestershire research.

  1. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  2. Explore links in GenealogyLinks.net.


Goal 9: Search records from Gloucestershire.


Choices:

A. Explore record collections.

  1. Use the England Record Selection Table to decide on records to search.
    FS—England Record Selection Table
  2. Explore the FamilySearch page for online genealogy records.
  3. Explore additional record collections in Ancestry.


Goal 10: Get help with your Gloucestershire research.


Choices:

A. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

  1. Visit the Gloucestershire Family History Society page on Facebook.

B. Join a mailing list or message board for Gloucestershire research.

  1. Join the RootsChat forum and post questions about Gloucestershire research.
  2. Search the RootsWeb site for Gloucestershire research mailing lists.
  3. Explore the Gloucestershire research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.

C. Learn about Gloucestershire genealogy societies.

  1. Learn about genealogy societies in Gloucestershire in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Gloucestershire Societies
  2. Explore genealogy societies on the GenUKI Gloucestershire site.
  3. Explore English genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.