HGS Publications

HGS Publication of Indexes, Original Research and Transcriptions

Reflecting the work of 40 years of dedicated volunteers carefully researching, information to help you explore your family history

HGS Original Research and Transcriptions Indexed on CD-ROMs

Helping you explore and expand your family history research with high quality transcriptions

 

HGS Village Booklets for Your Family History Research

Roy Montgomery's series researched for family historians

Available to Buy and Download or Print here...

Portsmouth, Southsea and Portsea Local History Studies

Available to buy by Post or by Collection from HGS Research Centre

HGS Monumental Inscriptions - 40 Years of Transcriptions

Available on CD and during 2014 by Location and Digital Download

An extensive and unique collection, available on CD and following the success of Village Booklets as downloads we look forward to offering downloads by Location for MIs in 2014.

Products and Services Shop

HGS Products & Services to Help You Explore Your Family History

Choose from our wide selection of Family History Ranges and Series; Hampshire Indexes on CD, Village Booklets, and Monumental Inscriptions – just to get you started … purchase them on-line with just a few clicks and using your normal PayPal account. You can browse, add items to your cart, and then checkout just when it suits you. Alternatively you can always place orders by post.

Our Offices at Cosham

For researchers that prefer to make their purchases by post, the HGS also provides this service manned by experienced volunteers. Anyone who wishes to collect their purchase may ring us to arrange a time for their collection and we will do our best to accommodate them. Goods may be collected on any day of the week.

Address and Contact details:

52 Northern Road
Cosham
Portsmouth
PO6 3DP

Telephone: 023 9238 7000
Email: sales@hgs-online.org.uk

How to Find Us:

The Office is situated on the southbound carriageway of the A3 Northern Road, just before you reach the fire station and roundabout. We are the end building, next to the driveway signposted for ‘CarTek’.
A map of our location can be found on the Contact HGS page.

HGS Research Centre Summer Closure 2014

The HGS Research Centre in Cosham will be closed to personal visitors for the whole of August 2014. The closure is to accommodate stocktaking and holidays. The centre will  close on Fri 1 August and will re-open on Mon 1 September. All other enquiries and orders will be processed as normal.  

HGS Family History Open Day 2014, Basingstoke

The 2014 HGS Open Day for those interested in all aspects of family history will be held on Sunday 12th October, 10am to 4pm at the Everest Community Academy, Oxford Way, BASINGSTOKE, Hampshire RG24 9FP

Hampshire Baptisms 1537 – 1659 (HCD015)

Hampshire Baptism Index 1537-1659, for those with an interest in their Hampshire ancestry. The complete index to Baptisms from the Church of England parish registers in mainland Hampshire for that period. Excludes the Isle of Wight. Fully searchable, this comprehensive index is an essential tool for those researching Hampshire ancestry.

Useful Family Tree Information from Portsea Will

How the early Portsea Will of John BIGGNALL provided useful Family Tree information. Family trees can benefit greatly from genealogical information contained in wills. The Portsea will of John BIGGNALL written on 8 February 1684 is a good example, with the large  number of names and relationships of the beneficiaries  he included.  Unfortunately, early parish…

Bishops Sutton Village Booklet

Buy Download Version Now Buy Bishops Sutton Village Booklet Pay and Download now Click on the yellow button to proceed, buy with PayPal and download… Buy Print Version Now Delivery OptionsAll Overseas Customers: Please ensure you select the ‘Overseas by Post’ option from the drop-down box below before submitting your order. UK by Post £3.00…

Solent Tragedy of Gosport Men

Solent Tragedy of Gosport Men

An 1810 Hampshire newspaper carried an appeal for information by the wives of two Gosport men who drowned in a Solent tragedy. Who were these men? A notice appeared in the Hampshire Telegraph on 1 January 1810 from two wives whose husbands were lost following a Solent tragedy. The men were Nicholas JEMISON and William BURTON…

Lasham Village Booklet

Buy Download Version Now Buy Lasham Village Booklet Pay and Download now Click on the yellow button to proceed, buy with PayPal and download… Buy Print Version Now Delivery Options All Overseas Customers: Please ensure you select the ‘Overseas by Post’ option from the drop-down box below before submitting your order. UK by Post £3.00…

HGS 40th AGM and Anniversary Celebration 18 May 2014

The 40th Annual General Meeting and Lecture will be held at the Princess Royal Gallery, Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth PO1 3LJ on Sunday 18th May 2014.

Italian Immigrants in 1861 Hampshire

Italian Immigrants in 1861 Hampshire

Could your Italian ancestors be among the immigrant musicians and entertainers residing in C19th Portsmouth? Use National Archive records to trace them.

HGS WDYTYA Bulletins

HGS WDYTYA Bulletins

Follow HGS on Facebook and see the Updates from Your Team from the Show Follow the updates lives from the show but also get a few updates on new records, tools and connected projects that can be of interest and might spark some new lines of enquiry for you and your family history research. Each…

Hampshire Baptisms 1842 –  1874 (HCD016)

Hampshire Baptisms 1842 – 1874 (HCD016)

Hampshire Baptism Index 1842 to 1874, for those with an interest in their Hampshire ancestry. The complete index to baptisms from the Church of England parish registers in mainland Hampshire for that part of the 19th Century. Excludes the Isle of Wight but includes the Royal Marine Artillery Church at Eastney, otherwise known as the Crinoline Church, with the registers held at The National Archive (TNA), Kew. Fully searchable, this comprehensive index is an essential tool for those researching their Hampshire ancestry.

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HGS Research Centre Summer Closure 2014

The HGS Research Centre in Cosham will be closed to personal visitors for the whole of August 2014. The closure is to accommodate stocktaking and holidays. The centre will  close on Fri 1 August and will re-open on Mon 1 September. All other enquiries and orders will be processed as normal.  

HGS Family History Open Day 2014, Basingstoke

The 2014 HGS Open Day for those interested in all aspects of family history will be held on Sunday 12th October, 10am to 4pm at the Everest Community Academy, Oxford Way, BASINGSTOKE, Hampshire RG24 9FP

Hampshire Baptisms 1537 – 1659 (HCD015)

Hampshire Baptism Index 1537-1659, for those with an interest in their Hampshire ancestry. The complete index to Baptisms from the Church of England parish registers in mainland Hampshire for that period. Excludes the Isle of Wight. Fully searchable, this comprehensive index is an essential tool for those researching Hampshire ancestry.

Useful Family Tree Information from Portsea Will

How the early Portsea Will of John BIGGNALL provided useful Family Tree information. Family trees can benefit greatly from genealogical information contained in wills. The Portsea will of John BIGGNALL written on 8 February 1684 is a good example, with the large  number of names and relationships of the beneficiaries  he included.  Unfortunately, early parish…

Bishops Sutton Village Booklet

Buy Download Version Now Buy Bishops Sutton Village Booklet Pay and Download now Click on the yellow button to proceed, buy with PayPal and download… Buy Print Version Now Delivery OptionsAll Overseas Customers: Please ensure you select the ‘Overseas by Post’ option from the drop-down box below before submitting your order. UK by Post £3.00…

Solent Tragedy of Gosport Men

Solent Tragedy of Gosport Men

An 1810 Hampshire newspaper carried an appeal for information by the wives of two Gosport men who drowned in a Solent tragedy. Who were these men? A notice appeared in the Hampshire Telegraph on 1 January 1810 from two wives whose husbands were lost following a Solent tragedy. The men were Nicholas JEMISON and William BURTON…

Lasham Village Booklet

Buy Download Version Now Buy Lasham Village Booklet Pay and Download now Click on the yellow button to proceed, buy with PayPal and download… Buy Print Version Now Delivery Options All Overseas Customers: Please ensure you select the ‘Overseas by Post’ option from the drop-down box below before submitting your order. UK by Post £3.00…

HGS 40th AGM and Anniversary Celebration 18 May 2014

The 40th Annual General Meeting and Lecture will be held at the Princess Royal Gallery, Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth PO1 3LJ on Sunday 18th May 2014.

Italian Immigrants in 1861 Hampshire

Italian Immigrants in 1861 Hampshire

Could your Italian ancestors be among the immigrant musicians and entertainers residing in C19th Portsmouth? Use National Archive records to trace them.

HGS WDYTYA Bulletins

HGS WDYTYA Bulletins

Follow HGS on Facebook and see the Updates from Your Team from the Show Follow the updates lives from the show but also get a few updates on new records, tools and connected projects that can be of interest and might spark some new lines of enquiry for you and your family history research. Each…

Hampshire Baptisms 1842 –  1874 (HCD016)

Hampshire Baptisms 1842 – 1874 (HCD016)

Hampshire Baptism Index 1842 to 1874, for those with an interest in their Hampshire ancestry. The complete index to baptisms from the Church of England parish registers in mainland Hampshire for that part of the 19th Century. Excludes the Isle of Wight but includes the Royal Marine Artillery Church at Eastney, otherwise known as the Crinoline Church, with the registers held at The National Archive (TNA), Kew. Fully searchable, this comprehensive index is an essential tool for those researching their Hampshire ancestry.

Early Cremation of a Portsmouth Man

Early Cremation of a Portsmouth Man

In 1900 the body of a Portsmouth man was taken to Woking by train to be cremated in the first crematorium in the country.