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HGS Helping You Explore and Research Your Family History

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

HGS Hampshire Baptisms Index 1842 - 1874 now available

Make use of the Research Centre and our online services to search a wide range of family history resources, research, and original transcriptions dating back to the 15th century.

Whether your family connections are within Hampshire or outside its borders, as a beginner or an expert, you will receive a warm welcome. Join HGS and you will gain access to an informed and friendly network of fellow family historians.

How Many People Can You Know?

DNA and Facebook. If you go back far enough are you related to everyone and are the rest your friends?

Is a Family Tree a Social Network?

Most family historians enjoy a little detective work, watch this space for some more points to ponder...

HGS Featured Articles

HGS WDYTYA Bulletins

HGS WDYTYA Bulletins

Follow HGS on Facebook and see the Updates from Your Team from the Show Follow the updates lives from the show but also get a few updates on new records, tools and connected projects that can be of interest and might spark some new lines of enquiry for you and your family history research. Each…

Old Newspaper Articles and Research

Old Newspaper Articles and Research

Snippets from old newspaper articles can add interesting detail to your family history project. HGS researcher Roy Montgomery shares a story he unpicked connecting Hampshire and the Anglo Boer War.

Harry Selfridge and Highcliffe Hampshire

Harry Selfridge and Highcliffe Hampshire

The Selfridge family had a very interesting connection to the county of Hampshire that family historians will find intriguing.

A Hampshire Picture Mystery

A Hampshire Picture Mystery

Hampshire family history society, the HGS, would like help in tracking down the whereabouts of a picture, painted at the turn of the C20th of Middle Farm Havant.

FREE Last Will and Testament Article to download

FREE Last Will and Testament Article to download

Click and find our new free to download Extended article about the history and significance of Wills in order to further inform your family history research…

Enham – Alamein Village for Injured WWI Soldiers

Enham – Alamein Village for Injured WWI Soldiers

The Hampshire village of Enham – Alamein was a rehabilitation village for WWI soldiers financed by a generous gift. If you have a Hampshire family history connection to this area you might be well rewarded by making a visit.

A Delightful WWI Artefact

A Delightful WWI Artefact

WWI artefacts include personal letters, messages, and embroidered gifts made by Belgian and French women sent home from the front by our soldiers.

HGS 40th AGM and Anniversary Celebration 18 May 2014

The 40th Annual General Meeting and Lecture will be held at the Princess Royal Gallery, Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth PO1 3LJ on Sunday 18th May 2014.

Hampshire Baptisms 1842 –  1874 (HCD016)

Hampshire Baptisms 1842 – 1874 (HCD016)

Hampshire Baptism Index 1842 to 1874, for those with an interest in their Hampshire ancestry. The complete index to baptisms from the Church of England parish registers in mainland Hampshire for that part of the 19th Century. Excludes the Isle of Wight but includes the Royal Marine Artillery Church at Eastney, otherwise known as the Crinoline Church, with the registers held at The National Archive (TNA), Kew. Fully searchable, this comprehensive index is an essential tool for those researching their Hampshire ancestry.

2014 HGS Open Day on 12 October at Basingstoke

The 2014 HGS Open Day for those interested in all aspects of family history will be held on Sunday 12th October, 10am to 4pm at the Everest Community Academy, Oxford Way, BASINGSTOKE, Hampshire RG24 9FP

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.

National Archives Immigration Records Online

National Archives Immigration Records Online

The National Archive have made available for search and download the records of thousands of C19th immigrants. HGS would be interested to hear from anyone with ancestors who migrated and settled in Hampshire.