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HGS Helping You Explore and Research Your Family History

The Hampshire Genealogical Society, a registered charity run entirely by volunteers, has been promoting and encouraging the study of family history research since its formation in 1974.

 

In pursuit of these objectives the Society has collected, transcribed, published and made accessible in various formats, a large catalogue of Family History Records, data and historical documents relating to the County of Hampshire.

The Society provides research facilities at its Centre in Cosham and is able to advise, guide and assist those wishing to further their research. The range of Society publications and data CDs is available from the Research Centre, through our website, and attendance at a number of Family History events throughout the year.

With a worldwide membership the Society holds lectures, visits, meetings and discussions at  monthly group meetings across the county.

Whether your family connections are within Hampshire or outside its borders, as a beginner or an expert, you will receive a warm welcome. Join HGS and you will gain access to an informed and friendly network of fellow family historians.

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HGS OPEN DAY 2017 – Sunday 8th October 10:00 – 16:00

Times for speakers now available to help you plan your day. Full details of this event, including speakers, stall holders, location, directions, etc., can be found under News & Events, then HGS Events or by clicking this link: https://www.hgs-familyhistory.com/list-family-history-articles/hgs-events/


Research Centre

Research Centre revised opening   Due to unforeseen circumstances and for the foreseeable future the Research Centre will only be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-30 to 12-30 and again from 1-30 to 4-30.  Please continue sending in queries by letter and email as these will still be looked at and answered as normal.  Should the […]


HGS OPEN DAY 2017 – Sunday 8th October

FREE ADMISSION – FREE TALKS – OPEN TO ALL Join us on Sunday 8th October 2017  10:00 – 16:00 The theme of the HGS Open Day is “Spotlight on WWII – Britain at Home”. Full details of this event, including speakers, stall holders, location, directions, etc., can be found under News & Events, then HGS Events […]


Got a few spare minutes?

If you have a few spare minutes then why not browse through some of the items added to the site over previous years.  Many of these cover Hampshire stories, people, places and items of interest.  Scroll down to Archives, select a year and then browse through all the items and maybe find something of interest.   […]


Latest village booklet – No 93 Longparish now available

Longparish (VB093) is a large parish consisting of the hamlets of East Aston, Longparish, Middleton and Forton located along the B3048 on the north-west bank of the River Test. Whitchurch is 3 miles to the north-east.  About half of the parish is farmed with extensive woodland areas, mainly Harewood Forest, in the west.  Considerable use […]


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