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This is the Umbrella Project Page for Gloucestershire England.


  • Administrative centre Gloucester
  • County Flower - Wild Daffodil
  • People from Gloucestershire are called - Gloucesterian or Gloucesterish
  • Famous for:
  • Double Gloucester cheese
  • Gloucestershire Old Spot Pig
  • Annual "cheese-rolling" event takes place at Cooper's Hill
  • Places of Interest
  • Berkeley Castle
  • Gloucester Cathedral
  • Sudeley Castle, burial place of Queen Catherine Parr, 6th wife and consort of King Henry VIII.
  • Tewkesbury Abbey
  • Woodchester Mansion

Gloucestershire (abbreviated Glos.) is a county in South West England

Gloucestershire borders Gwent in Wales (now Monmouthshire), and in England counties of Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Bristol and Somerset. Ceremonially, it includes the area covered by the South Gloucestershire unitary authority.


  • Gloucester
  • Tewkesbury
  • Cheltenham
  • Cotswold
  • Stroud
  • Forest of Dean
  • South Gloucestershire (Unitary)

For Information about research in the County, including lists of people of renown connected to Gloucestershire and Families Researched on Geni go to Gloucestershire - Family Heads

For Historical information about Gloucestershire visit Historical Gloucestershire - including connections to Historical figures, Gentry and political people connected with Gloucestershire.

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If you have Gloucestershire connections please join the project and if you live in Gloucestershire and are prepared to offer advice or help of any kind please add yourself to the list above.

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  • Add any documents of interest using the menu at the top right of the page, and then add a link to the document in the text under the heading below. If you do not know how to do this please contact one of the other collaborators to assist you.

Please do not add the profiles off all your Gloucestershire born ancestors to this project or the People connected to Gloucestershire project. Rather add the earliest known person of a Gloucestershire family to the Gloucestershire - Family Heads project.

Gloucestershire - Monumental Inscriptions and Graveyards

Information regarding processed cemeteries

Parish Map


from The Phillimore Atlas and Index of Parish Registers 1984.

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