This Section contains useful information and links to Gloucestershire school websites,
libraries, doctors' surgeries and other organisations that you may need to contact. You
can use the Section Search, to look for an organisation by name or keyword and filter by geographic area if required.
If you are researching your Gloucestershire ancestors, or are interested in Gloucestershire
local history, you may find some useful links in Family and Local History category.
Did You Know?
Robinswood Hill was previously called Matson Hill or Knoll, assuming the name of the Robins family which held land
there from the early 16th century. The summit was the site of a beacon by 1553 and a small house was built nearby in 1588,
for watchmen waiting to signal the approach of the Spanish Armada.
First Steps in Family History
With a new series of Who Do You Think You Are? on television, it will inevitably catch people’s imagination and start them wondering about where they came from. Perhaps this programme has sparked you into thinking about your past, or maybe you have been sorting out family possessions and come across some tantalizing old documents that has given you the urge to discover more. This is a series of articles in which we hope to offer some guidance to those of you who are starting out on what will be a fantastic voyage of discovery.... more