Fleet and Farnborough HGS Family History Group meet monthly for Talks and Visits to Inspire and Help you with your Research
Welcome to the Fleet and Farnborough Group page. This friendly and welcoming group meets at 7:30pm, on the second Thursday of the month at the United Reformed Church Hall, Kings Road, Fleet, Hants GU51 3AF.
Fleet and Farnborough are situated in the north east corner of the county and our members come from both of the towns as well as the surrounding villages. We are always very pleased to welcome visitors and new members.
Joining your local group provides an opportunity to meet other people who share the same enthusiasm for family history and to share skills and expertise. It’s also an opportunity for you to help others to break down ‘brick walls’ in their research and get some help with your own. The talks, workshops, and social events also provide a great opportunity to extend your knowledge and have fun!
Why Join Fleet & Farnborough Group?
An added bonus of the Fleet and Farnborough Group is the reference library, which members are free to use.
Come as a visitor, or better still, join the HGS and become part of the larger Hampshire Family History community.
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 particular topic request. The meeting is followed by tea/coffee and biscuits, which gives everyone the opportunity to meet and chat with the speaker and each other.
We hope you enjoy reading the articles we have written about our activities or things that interest us. If you have an article that you would like to share we would be delighted to hear from you.
HGS Fleet and Farnborough Group Events & Meetings
- December 14, 2017, 7:30 pm: Christmas Party
- January 11, 2018, 7:30 pm: Basingstoke Canal: Heroes and Villans - Roger Cansdale, The Basingstoke Canal Society
The Basingstoke Canal owes its survival to a small number of people at critical moments in its history. Some of them acted respectably, but others had motives that were criminal.
- February 8, 2018, 7:30 pm: Basingstoke Borough Police - Bob Clarke, Local Historian & Author of Drunkards, Thieves and Rioters and the Basingstoke Borough Police 1836-1889
The talk describes as well as drunkards, thieves and rioters, the Police had to cope with other ne’er-do-wells including the bungling burglar of Basingstoke, the cork-legged swindler, assorted wild women and feral kids.
- March 8, 2018, 7:30 pm: DNA Testing & Me: discovering new cousins and cracking brick walls - Rosemary and Graham Mist
Following on from Debbie Kennett’s talk, Graham and Rosemary Mist describe their journey of discovery and test the merits of three DNA testing companies.
The Group organiser is David Broomfield. He can be contacted using the form on this page.
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United Reform Church Hall
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