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Hampshire Genealogical Society

Year: 2013

Magazine online family history articles by HGS

Portsmouth Bigamy Intrigue

October 22, 2013

Bigamy cases can be very interesting but are more intriguing when the accused is a woman. On this occasion the offending marriage took place nearly thirty years before coming to court. – read more…

Bignell Family Bible

September 22, 2013

A family bible that records an interesting sequence of events illustrating how useful these volumes are in tracing family movements. – read more…

Hampshire Children in Manchester Cotton Mill

August 26, 2013

What happened to these pauper children who were sent from Alverstoke workhouse as Manchester cotton mill apprentices ? – read more…

Newburgh New York

English man dies in Newburgh New York – 1850

August 26, 2013

The death was reported in 1850 in Portsmouth local newspaper of George Burton, an English immigrant living in New York. So, who was George Frederick Burton? – read more…

Family Tragedy in 19th Century East Tisted

July 16, 2013

See how HGS resources were used to research the EAMES family of East Tisted who were affected by a series of tragic events that began in 1810. – read more…

Punishment in Hampshire Quarter Session Courts – 1800

July 9, 2013

Criminals were often sentenced to whipping in Hampshire Quarter Sessions courts. Here are some examples from the 1800s. – read more…

Portsmouth Couple Married in India – 1899

June 20, 2013

A couple from Portsmouth married in Bombay in 1899. The announcement was in a Hampshire newspaper nearly three months later. Who were they and why were they in India? – read more…

Early C10th criminals whose name ends up in Quarter Sessions documents

Quarter Sessions Court Report 1817

June 6, 2013

Online newspaper articles can be a valuable research tool that when linked with HGS indexes can provide remarkable details. – read more…

National Archives Immigration Records Online

June 6, 2013

The National Archive have made available for search and download the records of thousands of C19th immigrants. HGS would be interested to hear from anyone with ancestors who migrated and settled in Hampshire. – read more…

How Wills Can Help your Family History Research

June 6, 2013

Wills are a valuable resource for family historians. See how HGS researcher Roy Montgomery used an old will to reveal new information about a Hampshire shopkeeper. – read more…

Budd family Hampshire, Yeoman farmer on horse such as this

Death of Farmer Budd Hampshire – 1800

May 23, 2013

Yeoman farmer of Medstead, William Budd met an untimely death when thrown from his horse. Reported in an old Hampshire newspaper in 1800, there is a puzzle about his death and burial date. – read more…

Membership Handbook

May 22, 2013

When you Join HGS Online your Membership Handbook is sent as a link on your email confirmation. The allocation of your Membership number confirms that your application has been processed and payment verified. The HGS Constitution is contained within the handbook and may be subject to change from time to time. – read more…

Old newspapers and Anglo Boer War

Old Newspaper Articles and Research

May 22, 2013

Snippets from old newspaper articles can add interesting detail to your family history project. HGS researcher Roy Montgomery shares a story he unpicked connecting Hampshire and the Anglo Boer War. – read more…

The Internet Library of Early Journals

May 10, 2013

Researching family history means having to explore many avenues, one useful free resource is the Internet Library of Early Journals – read more…

Portsmouth (LDS) Family History Centre

May 10, 2013

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Family History Centre is a useful resource for family historians. – read more…

The Curtis Museum, Alton – A Local Resource

May 9, 2013

Local history museums can be a great resource for those researching their family history. The Curtis Museum in Alton Hampshire has some interesting topic material on local places and people. – read more…

Install Adobe Acrobat Reader for PDF Files

May 7, 2013

About installing FREE Adobe Acrobat Reader on your device so that you can read PDF files. – read more…

A Hampshire Divorce in 1890

March 21, 2013

Unravel the family history behind the story of some of the characters in this Hampshire divorce case from 1890 Fareham. – read more…

Portsdown - Christ Church

Christ Church Portsdown Military Cemetery

March 15, 2013

Hampshire family historians will be interested in the military cemetery at Portsdown and its connection to the D-Day landings. – read more…

Beginners Guide to Family History

March 11, 2013

A few tips to get you started tracing your family history, as your research unfolds, you will soon evolve into an expert detective, as you follow different trails and lines of enquiry. – read more…

Cookie Policy

March 9, 2013

This Cookie Policy governs the manner in which cookies are utilised for users of the HGS website…. – read more…

Using DNA as a Tool in Family History

March 8, 2013

DNA was offered as a tool to genealogists over a decade ago. Why should family historians consider having a test done and how might it further Hampshire family history research? – read more…

Commonwealth War Graves Commission at Portsmouth & Southampton Memorials

March 6, 2013

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission have erected new plaques at the Portsmouth Naval Memorial – read more…

article about connections with Hampshire

Harry Selfridge and Highcliffe Hampshire

February 28, 2013

The Selfridge family had a very interesting connection to the county of Hampshire that family historians will find intriguing. – read more…

Middle Park Farm Havant

A Hampshire Picture Mystery

February 27, 2013

Hampshire family history society, the HGS, would like help in tracking down the whereabouts of a picture, painted at the turn of the C20th of Middle Farm Havant. – read more…

The Hampshire Rose – Origins

February 22, 2013

Just what is the origin of the Hampshire Rose – many theories abound, from the time of King Arthur’s round table to a link with Lancaster. – read more…

Data and Privacy Policy

February 21, 2013

Please read and check the way your information will be used and ensure that you are aware of the uses of your information that will be retained for and stored by HGS. Your data and privacy is important to us please read and be aware of this policy before using this site and/or submitting any personal data, use of this site will be deemed as acceptance of this policy…. – read more…

Wills and an Explanation of Probate Courts

February 21, 2013

A Short Guide to Wills and an explanation of the Probate Courts. Wills are a good starting place for family historians who are looking to fill out their family tree with more personal detail. – read more…

George Weston Collings (1889-1981) in the First World War

February 17, 2013

Hampshire family history HGS, World War I Project, to remember those with a Hampshire connection who fought so bravely in World War I. HGS are collecting biographies of service personnel of anyone connected with Hampshire, whose ancestors, fought in the Great War. – read more…

Family History Memorial in Steep Church

February 14, 2013

For family historians, church memorial plaques can be a fascinating resource. In the church of All Saints Steep this memorial makes a compelling read – read more…

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