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 12, 2019, 7:30 pm: Christmas Party
- January 9, 2020, 7:30 pm: The Secrets of The Box – Tony Weston
The search to discover the owner of a Regency writing desk, using papers undisturbed for over 120 years within its secret compartment.
- February 13, 2020, 7:30 pm: Members’ Evening – 'A House in Time'
The story of a House in your family history or in your local area.
- March 12, 2020, 7:30 pm: Minley Manor – Major Ian Mattison (ret’d)
A jewel, with compelling architectural history and fascinating story of four generations of the Currie family giving an insight into in late 19th and early twentieth centuries.
- April 16, 2020, 7:30 pm: Annual Meeting and Members’ Talks
- May 14, 2020, 7:30 pm: Birth & Death – Anthony Marr
Discover the hidden secrets of registration.
- June 11, 2020, 7:30 pm: Winchester, Bishops, Buildings and Bones – Andrew Negus
How Winchester grew into the noble Capital of England through Saints, Kings, rich and crafty Bishops . . .
- July 9, 2020, 7:30 pm: The Duke and the Miner’s Daughter – Tony Hadland
A fascinating family myth – the truth even more interesting than the legend.
- August 13, 2020, N/A: Social Event - TBA
- September 10, 2020, 7:30 pm: 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower sailing – Dr Simon Wills
What life was like for our ancestors who travelled by sea: the risks and dangers? How has it improved since the 1600s? How can you find ships' passengers?
- October 8, 2020, 7:30 pm: Members’ Evening plus HGS Bookstall
Members Talks and visit by HGS Pop-up Bookstall & update on the HGS website.
- November 12, 2020, 7:30 pm: Hampshire History through Ten Objects – Tony Cross
From fossils and flints, buckles and belts, through pistols and Spitfires to Victory and history.
- December 10, 2020, 7:30 pm: Christmas Party
The Group organiser is Graham Mist. He can be contacted using the form on this page.
Find Us Here:
United Reform Church Hall