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HGS Officers

  • Chairman – Dolina Clarke
  • Secretary – Gwen Newland
  • Treasurer – Ann-Marie Shearer


Address and Contact Details

Hampshire Genealogical Society
52 Northern Road
Hampshire PO6 3DP
Telephone: 02392 387000


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Latest News

Ken Smallbone 1946 – 2017

Ken Smallbone 1946 – 2017 The HGS Executive Committee are sad to report the death of our former Chairman and Editor Ken Smallbone who passed away at St Michael’s Hospice Basingstoke on 13 December 2017. Ken joined HGS many years ago and was a very active, involved and enthusiastic member contributing in many ways to […]

Ringwood Community Centre Annual Quiz

Paul Pinhorne, Mary Baldwin and Michael Jenkinson, members of the HGS Ringwood Group took part in the Ringwood Community Centre Annual Quiz last month. The team has won their first match 28-6 against the Anglo-Italian Society. They go through to the final night on 26th March. Can they improve on their runner-up position from last […]

Why Go to a HGS Group Meeting?

So why would you want to get up out of your armchair and drag yourself away from your computer to attend a HGS meeting …? There are 13 HGS groups which currently meet monthly at venues around the county: Afternoon Group / Alton / Andover / Basingstoke / Fair Oak / Fareham / Fleet & Farnborough / Gosport / New Milton & […]

Hampshire County Lunatic Asylum

Hampshire County Lunatic Asylum In the 1840s there was a legal requirement for every county to have its own asylum, the result being that Hampshire purchased the land at Knowle Farm near Fareham in order to construct the Hampshire County Lunatic Asylum.

Don’t Always Believe It

Don’t Always Believe It The tendency is to accept what appears in official documents as being correct. As usual there are always exceptions to the rules and in genealogy there can be quite a few.

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