The Forest of Dean Parish Records Transcription Project commenced in 2006 and over 800,000 records are now available. Since the projects inception we've had over 100 people who have volunteered their time in transcribing these records which have been put onto our Web site.
Our facility makes It is so easy to search and find the details of the births, marriages and burials of our Forest of Dean ancestors. Many of you like myself, would have started your family history research well before the days of the internet. We spent years writing letters, visiting records centres and patiently looking through records with the use of microfiche reader.
What a difference it is now. It took years in the past to search the records and gather information. The same thing can be done in a matter of hours and also be a lot more comprehensive. Modern technology has enabled this to be done so much quickly, but we must not forget, that if it was not for the volunteer transcribers, we would not have this facility. As good as technology is today, it has not advanced enough yet for us to get by without the volunteers in the world who do a wonderful job helping us all.
New Additions, April 2010
An up-to-date list of transcribed records consists of all the parish records which have been transcribed and what records are currently in progress of being transcribed.
The number of transcribed Inquest keeps on growing. Check out the names of nearly 200 additions we have added to see if any of your relations are amongst them.
February 1905 - August 1916
The Forest of Dean Inquest database is an abstract of minute books that have been transcribed from the original records which are held at Gloucestershire Archives.
Check out the Photo Gallery where you can view a huge collection of old photographs of people and places of the Forest of Dean.
A number of interesting Documents and Articles including
Holy Trinity Parish Magazine March 1927
James Bourne Committed for Manslaughter 1891
Littledean Nursing Association Annual Report 1935 & 1936
Ann Grindle letter to George Grindle in the US (WW1)
- Miscellaneous Documents
- Newspaper Clippings
- Stories and Articless
- Wills & Adoms
Currently you can Search the Wills Index for entries between 1854-1920. When the remaining years have been transcribed they will be added to the database.
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