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Install and Download Adobe Acrobat Reader to read PDF Files on Your PC, Mac, or any Supported Mobile Devices

Adobe Acrobat Reader is FREE and available on the Internet to download, if not already installed, on your PC, Laptop, Tablet, or other supported device (versions are available for Windows, Macintosh, or Apple IOS).

If you need to download the free Acrobat File Reader you can do this via this link to the official Adobe Site

What is Adobe Acrobat Reader, and Why do we use it?

It enables a full print view of electronic documents that can be read online and/or downloaded offline as well as printing to paper. It is ideal for both forms and documents. It is a FREE application, an international standard that is widely adopted and hence many downlaods from HGS are in this format. The files are created and supplied in PDF format that the Reader can then view.

What is a PDF?

PDF is an abbreviation for “Portable Document Format”. It is also the file extension for files created in Acrobat PDF format, and you can find out more about the PDF file format from this Wikipedia link.

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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 […]


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