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Thank you to everyone who attended our Conference Day at Beaulieu on Saturday 16th June, we had a great day and hope you did too. See you all again next year.
Our thanks to the three brilliant speakers – Ian Waller, Donna Rutherford and Celia Heritage who between them gave us a thought provoking and interesting day which left us with lots to think about and do in our Research.
And finally, but no means least, thank you to all the volunteers who made the day such a success – Kay Lovell for her work both before and at the event; Angela Winteridge for doing such a great job introducing the speakers and on reception; Keith Turner and Eileen Pinhorne for their ‘receptionist’ duties; Sue Deccico, Marilyn Lovett and Stephen Pomeroy for assisting and directing our attendees; Chris Pavey for sterling work preparing information packs & with her husband Geoff running the bookstall; Eileen Davies and Trevor Bumstead for the lookups and finally Stuart Attrill and John Newland for vote counting and generally making themselves useful!
Ringwood Group’s talk on June 20 is “The History of the Ordnance Survey” by Geoff May – full details on the Ringwood Group page.

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transcribed, published and made accessible in various formats, a large catalogue of Family History Records, data and historical documents relating to the County of Hampshire.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.

Latest News

Winchester Independent Register – RG4-726

The registers for the Independent Chapel start in 1716 and many entries contain useful details. The spelling of the names written here are exactly as they were written into the register.  Different ministers conducting the baptisms decided to record different items of information in addition to the dates and names. 

Over Wallop village booklet now available

Over Wallop, once also known as Upper Wallop, (VB097) is located west of the A343 with the B3084 running through the Wallop valley from south-east to north-west.  The Wallop Brook rises in the parish and flows south-east.  The hamlet of Palestine is in the north

Stratfield Saye village booklet now available

Stratfield Saye village booklet   Stratfield Saye (VB096) is located west of the A33 with the Berkshire county border along the Roman road to Silchester forming the parish boundary to the north. Originally the parish included Beech Hill in Berkshire until 1868 when that hamlet became a civil and ecclesiastical parish.

Don’t Always Believe It Update

Duplicate entries in parish registers Resulting from an enquiry recently received in the Research Center a very good example of duplicate entries in registers was found in Nutley and Preston Candover.

Poor Law Union Gazette – 1

Poor Law Union Gazette – 1 Newspapers are a very good source of information on some of our ancestors but they rarely give such detailed information on individuals as that found in the Poor Law Union Gazette.

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