Hampshire Genealogical Society

Welcome to the Hampshire Genealogical Society

Promoting and encouraging the study of family history research since its formation in 1974

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** NEW ** GROUP MEETINGS: We are going virtual for some of our meetings! Please check the Group pages for more information.
LOCKDOWN: The Cosham Office/Research Centre is closed until further notice.
** NEW ** : We’ve added 21 new old Ordnance Survey maps of Hampshire and the IoW. Visit the ‘shop’.
FACEBOOK: See our new ‘snippets’ articles added to our Facebook page

HGS: Here to help you explore and research your Family History

Welcome to Hampshire Genealogical Society! We are a registered charity and have been promoting and encouraging the study of family history research since our formation in 1974. Our aim is to help you trace your family’s Hampshire roots.

The Society is run entirely by volunteers and is affiliated to the Family History Federation (FHF). This means we exchange information, ideas and best practice with other Societies and their members.

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Latest News

Hampshire Archives and Local Studies has re-opened!

We are very pleased to let you know that we have been able to re-open this week following the prolonged lockdown period.  This is ahead of most, though not all, archive services across the country. Our new arrangements are quite different due to new distancing, hygiene and quarantining requirements, as might be expected. Please note […]

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Ancestry DNA matches to be removed?

ALERT! ALERT! ALERT! It seems that AncestryDNA will be making changes meaning that 1000s of people who currently appear as DNA matches will disappear, as soon as 1st August (exact date not known). This is being reported from various sources, who attended a conference call with Ancestry. There are ways to keep some of these […]

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HGS and Videoconferencing

Although there has been some relaxing of the lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic in the UK, we are still not allowed to meet in large numbers. In March, we advised groups that they should cancel all meetings until July at the earliest. Who knows when this will change? As you are probably aware, over […]

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