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Fareham HGS Family History Group meet monthly for Talks and Visits to Inspire and Help you with your Research

Welcome to the Fareham Group page. This friendly and welcoming group generally meets on the FOURTH Thursday of each month at Wallington Village Hall, Broadcut, Fareham. Doors open at 7:15 pm and the meeting begins at 7:30 pm. Fareham is a market town in the south east of Hampshire, between the cities of Southampton and Portsmouth. Members join us from Fareham and the surrounding area and we are always pleased to welcome visitors and new members.

Why Join Fareham Group?

Joining your local group provides an opportunity to meet other people who have the same enthusiasm for family history and to share skills and expertise. It’s also an opportunity to help others to break down ‘brick walls’ in their research and have some help with your own. The talks, workshops, and social events also provide a great opportunity to extend knowledge and have fun!

The Group meetings are either a talk from a speaker on a family history related subject, or a Members’ Evening, usually arranged around members interests or a request for a particular topic. The meeting is preceded by tea/coffee and biscuits, which gives everyone the opportunity to socialise, meet, and chat with the speaker.

HGS Fareham Group Events & Meetings

  • July 26, 2018, 7:15 pm: Employment Records - Colin Moretti

    Colin will discuss possible ways to discover what our ancestors did for a living then outline information that might be found for a range of occupations, including some of the more difficult ones. For those of our forebears who were in rural trades or employed by small businesses in towns and cities it will not be possible to find detailed records (these are quite rare) but in many cases it is still possible to better understand what their job entailed.

  • August 23, 2018, 7:15 pm: Members’ Evening: What did your ancestor do?

    A follow up to last month's meeting on employment records. Did they help you find more information? Any interesting occupations found?

  • September 27, 2018, 7:15 pm: Winchester: Bishops, buildings and bones - Andrew Negus

    The first in a 4-part series of talks on Winchester. Covering the period BC through 1100, we shall see how and why the city grew from a collection of Iron Age huts into the splendid capital of England.

  • October 25, 2018, 7:15 pm: The Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) to 1918 - Tony Babb

    The kite, the balloon and the airplane played major roles in the early history of the RNAS but so did the armoured car, the armoured column, bombing, air defence of the UK and even tanks.

  • November 22, 2018, 7:15 pm: Marmalade, Spuds & A Bag of Gold: Gift Giving in Tudor Southampton - Cheryl Butler

    There were 12 days of festivities for a Tudor Christmas but no presents till 12th night – and some not till April. Gift giving was designed to gain favours, so local nobles could find wine, oranges and potatoes among their presents.
    The talk will be followed by and American Supper.

  • December 27, 2018, 7:15 pm: ** No meeting in December - Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year!

The group organiser is Jane Painter. She can be contacted using the form on this page.

Find Us Here:

Wallington Village Hall
Hants PO16 8ST


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