Ringwood HGS Family History Group meet monthly for Talks and Visits to Inspire and Help with your Research
Welcome to the Ringwood Group page. This friendly and welcoming group meets on the third Wednesday of the month at The Greyfriars Community Centre, Christchurch Road, Ringwood and meetings begin at 7:30pm.
Ringwood is a town in the beautiful New Forest, but people come to our meetings from further afield as well as local. We are always pleased to welcome visitors and new members.
Why Join Us?
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 to 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 followed by tea/coffee and biscuits, which gives everyone the opportunity to meet and chat with the speaker and each other.
If you have any articles that you would like included on our group page, please contact us, we would be delighted to receive them.
HGS Ringwood Group Events & Meetings
- October 18, 2017, 7:30 pm: Riots, Randies and women not their wives – Chris and Judy Rouse
- November 15, 2017, 7:30 pm: Hancock's Quest - Kevin Patience
Stoker James Hancock was born in Devon in 1893 and died in Zanzibar in September 1914 when the cruiser HMS Pegasus was sank by the German cruiser Konigsberg. His medals came to light recently as did the massive Admiralty cover up over the loss of one of his Majesty`s warships in WW1 after it struck the colours.
- December 20, 2017, 7:30 pm: Members' Evening - Christmas Festivities
The Group organiser is Paul Pinhorne. He can be contacted using the form on this page.
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Greyfriars Community Centre
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