Village Booklet – No. 90 Shalden – available now.
The latest in our range of village booklets is now available to purchase online through our shop or by post from the Sales Office.
Shalden is a comprehensive study of the history of this rural Hampshire village and the parish of St Peter and St Paul.
The village of Shalden is located three miles north-west of Alton west of the B3349 and east of the A339. At time of the Domesday Book the area was known as Seldene. The original church was demolished when the new one was built in 1863.
The manor was originally in the MAUDITT family, later passing through the KNIGHT and WOOD families. Fanny ADAMS was also reputed to have been murdered within the parish bounds in 1867. Other surnames of ancient families in the parish mentioned include other KNIGHT families, plus HOLLOWAY, SIMPSON, HIBBERD, WHITE, ALLEN and SMITH.
Wield MI Correction
As with all data that gets indexed or transcribed there is always the possibility that information can be misread due to bad handwriting or general aging. Whilst preparing information for the forthcoming village booklet on Wield I have found a prime example of this.
Our Amazing Volunteers
A big, big thank you to the Bookstall volunteers who made Family Tree Live such a success. We were kept very busy for both days of the event helping people in the search of their Hampshire ancestors. And of course welcoming our many new members. L-R Angela Winteridge, Margaret Bowman, Chris Pavey, Fiona Ranger, Geoff […]
We’re at Family Tree Live – are you?
Come and see us Friday 25th and Saturday 26th April at Family Tree Live at the Alexandra Palace, London. We are on Stands 37-38a where we will have a wide selection of HGS Publications, Maps, Genealogy Source Guides as well as Local History books and information for the whole of Hampshire.
New Winchester Group
UPDATE ON THE NEW WINCHESTER GROUP!!! The inaugural meeting of the new Winchester Group will take place at Littleton Memorial Hall on Thursday 16th May 2019. Door open at 7.15 for 7.30 start. And it’s a packed agenda for the first meeting!!! * Members of the Executive Committee will give an update on the […]
Empshott village booklet now available
Empshott, (VB102) is a small, sparsely populated parish 6 miles north of Petersfield and 2 miles south-east of Selborne with the B3006 running through the parish from Greatham north-west to Selborne.