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Hampshire Genealogical Society

Year: 2016

A New Partnership for HGS

November 29, 2016

A NEW PARTNERSHIP FOR HGS HGS are delighted to announce a new partnership with well-known Genealogy company ‘The Genealogist’ (S& N). All the remaining data from our parish register transcripts for Hampshire, will now be online with The Genealogist (S & N) and FHS-online.   FHS-online has been developed together with S & N to […] – read more…

Hampshire Centenarian

November 12, 2016

Hampshire Centenarian.   Born in Meonstoke in 1916 and shortly to celebrate her 100th birthday   Edith Cavell SMITH Edith a twin was born on 17 November 1916 in Meonstoke and was baptized there in St Andrew’s church on 14 January 1917.  Her twin brother was Lloyd George.  They were named after the WWI nurse Edith […] – read more…

Harmony Hall later Queenwood College

October 23, 2016

Harmony Hall later Queenwood College Two unique educational establishments in East Tytherley Harmony Hall In 1839 Sir Francis GOLDSMID leased land at East Tytherley to socialist reformer Robert OWEN.  His aim was to create a pioneering project in community living.  The house he built could accommodate 700 but never reached this number. Harmony Hall was one […] – read more…

Uncle Tom of Portsmouth

October 7, 2016

Uncle Tom of Portsmouth Looking through old bits and pieces can prove rewarding  Gordon Brine Many older HGS members will remember my husband Gordon BRINE who unfortunately died on 8 May 2007. As often happens at these times documents, photos and other memorabilia get put away.  These tend to become forgotten over the years.  Sorting […] – read more…

Fordingbridge Rabies Death

September 30, 2016

Fordingbridge boy dies from rabies The Hampshire Telegraph published on 17 July 1826 reported the death of James HASKEL.  On 18 June he was attacked by a rabid dog.  The bites around the face were so severe that treatment was difficult.  At that time treatment for rabies was very limited. The surgeon Mr. BUDD from Fordingbridge […] – read more…

Help from Memorial Inscriptions

August 30, 2016

Why look at memorial inscriptions?
Often overlooked are details on memorial inscriptions. These can provide information not found elsewhere. – read more…

“Lost” an Ancestor before 1837

August 30, 2016

Have you an ancestor you cannot find before 1837? Have you thought that they may be non-conformists? Ancestry have scanned the non-conformist registers handed to the authorities in 1837. – read more…

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