The county of Hampshire is rich in military army history and the city of Winchester has brought together, on one site, five military museums, that capture the history of five regiments that are closely connected to Hampshire.
The five museums are:
- The Regimental Museum of the King’s Royal Hussars
- The Royal Hampshire Regiment Museum
- The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum
- The Gurkha Museum
- The Adjutant – General’s Corps Museum
What do they have to help the family historian?
- Archivists who will conduct a search on your behalf. Even where they might be limited information about an individual they will still provide contextual information to help with your research.
- Photographs, many have been sent for inclusion in the Hampshire Archive in Winchester and so it is worth making a visit there
- Contextual history, some war diaries and maps
HGS World War I Project
The HGS are launching a project to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I and remember those who fought. It is hoped that people will share biographies and stories of their ancestors, that can be read and shared with others. Those remembered do not have to have come from Hampshire, we welcome all rememberances. We are also hoping to share photographs, particularly of groups of service personel, maybe we can shed more light on who they were or where the photo was taken?
Maybe you have an interesting item of ephemera, a letter or postcard to share?
HGS Research Centre
The HGS hold an extensive collection of resources that can help your family history research into your military ancestors. Many of our researchers have a military background and welcome enquiries. Go to our research enquiry form to find out more.
Home Guard Names in the Hampshire Record Office
Home Guard Names in the Hampshire Record Office Did anyone in your family serve in the Home Guard during WWII? They may be included in the number of members in the Hampshire Home Guard who have been mentioned in the HRO catalogue and either appear in documents and photographs.
Discord in Marriage
Interesting little snippets from some of the old newspapers include brief advertisements where husbands have declared that they will not be responsible for their wife’s debts. One item from James LINDSAY appeared in the Hampshire Chronicle printed on 4th September 1820. He said that he would not be answerable for any debts incurred by his […]
HGS on Radio Solent
On Friday 1st February, Radio Solent broadcasted their Sasha Twining Show from the Dolphin Shopping Centre in Poole. Along with two other experts, HGS Chairman and Ringwood Group member Paul Pinhorne, along with Pat and George Hilbert, also from the Ringwood Group were there to help people with their family history research. Many interesting questions […]
Winchfield village booklet now available
Winchfield, (VB101) is located midway between Farnborough and Basingstoke with the A30 forming part of the northern parish boundary. The B3016 crosses the parish from south to north. The Basingstoke Canal forms part of the southern border, the London to Southampton railway crosses the parish and recently the M3 follows the same route. There is […]
Old Alresford village booklet now available
Old Alresford, (VB100) is located midway between Alton and Winchester just north of New Alresford which is on the A31. Alresford Pond is a large lake created in the 12th Century at the head of the River Arle, a tributary of the River Itchen. Several water mills have existed along the river with the restored […]