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Hampshire Genealogical Society has been encouraging, supporting, and successfully conducting family history research for over 40 years since it was founded in 1974. It is run entirely by volunteer members who want to help you explore your family history.

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Greywell Remarriage in 1855

Greywell Remarriage in 1855

Francis FREEMAN and Sarah Ann ROGERS from Odiham, Hampshire had legally married in 1854. The Hampshire Advertiser reports how they were then induced by their local curate in Greywell to a re-marriage in 1855.

WDYTYA 2015 Report

WDYTYA 2015 Report

A new venture for HGS took place in April this year when we took our Bookstall to Who Do You Think You Are? 2015 for the shows first time at Birmingham NEC.

Hampshire Murder in Swanwick, 1899

Hampshire Murder in Swanwick, 1899

The 1899 Hampshire murder of young Dorcas HOUGHTON resulted in nationwide publicity.
Eighteen year old Dorcas was killed in Swanwick by her jilted boyfriend Charles MAIDMENT aged 22. Despite a plea of insanity Charles was found guilty and hanged 3 months later.

HGS Hampshire Monumental Inscriptions Index

HGS Hampshire Monumental Inscriptions Index

What are Monumental Inscriptions and why do they help your research? HGS researcher Roy Montgomery explains all using examples illustrating just how useful the HGS Hampshire Monumental Inscriptions index is.

1855 Portsea Hospital Bed Shortage

1855 Portsea Hospital Bed Shortage

An 1855 Portsea Hospital bed shortage raised concerns when a man who was turned away later died.

HGS Bookstall Report Jan 2015

HGS Bookstall Report Jan 2015

Latest news on the HGS Bookstall and a list of events the Bookstall will be attending in 2015, by Bookstall Manager, Chris Pavey.

Portsmouth Police Gas Explosion in 1855

Portsmouth Police Gas Explosion in 1855

This account of an explosion in a Portsmouth dockyard police station in 1855 should serve as a cautionary tale of the dangers of mixing gas with a naked flame.

Hardship Cases in a Portsmouth Court

Hardship Cases in a Portsmouth Court

After the Napoleonic wars many suffered hardship that often resulted in lawbreaking and people being taken to court. William ATRELL and John CHAMBERLAIN were two such cases reported in the Hampshire Telegraph in 1817.

How Wills Can Help in Family History

How Wills Can Help in Family History

Wills are a valuable resource for family historians. See how HGS researcher Roy Montgomery used an old will to reveal new information about a Hampshire shopkeeper.

News and Notices

Hampshire Burials 1838 –  1865 (HCD017)

Hampshire Burials 1838 – 1865 (HCD017)

A NEW index on CD for 2015 launched at WDYTYA Live! Birmingham, this is the latest release from our over 40 years of researching and transcribing family history records. This is another ‘must have’ addition to help find your early Hampshire ancestors.

Latest HGS eJournal Download

Latest HGS eJournal Download

For HGS members who receive the eJournal format of the Hampshire Family Historian, the June 2015 edition is now available for download.

NEW Hampshire Village Booklet Releases

Upper Clatford and the parish of All Saints is the latest addition (May 2015) to the HGS Village Booklet series of unique research notes for family historians. Other recent titles include Bramshaw, Eversley and Long Sutton. They are all available to order online or download direct from our online shop.

Hampshire Family History Open Day 2015

The HGS Open Day 2015 is on Sunday 11th October, 10am to 4pm at the Everest Community Academy, Oxford Way, BASINGSTOKE, Hampshire RG24 9FP. A must for everyone tracing their family history.

Windows 8 CD Solutions

If using HGS CD with a Windows computer running Windows 8, you may experience difficulties with Autorun not working. We have advice on how to solve the problem.

HGS Publications by Post

If you prefer to order HGS publications by post, you can download the HGS Publications List from the website here.

HGS Members Web Login Registration

HGS Members Web Login Registration

New or existing HGS Members who have not joined or renewed online, will need to register for a Login and password to access members services on this website. Please complete this form to register.

Is Your Renewal Due?

Is Your Renewal Due?

Is your HGS Subscription due for renewal? Check out how to renew your membership, the payment options available including recurring online payment, and Gift Aid.