Discovering Skeletons in Family History
Finding skeletons in the cupboard is one of the delights of family history!
Genealogy, as it is more correctly called, is one of the most popular hobbies and Hampshire Genealogical Society is holding Open Mornings at the Ringwood Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, Ringwood from Monday 10th July through to Saturday 22nd July from 10:00 am to noon. An additional evening session will be held on 19th July.
Members from the HGS will be on hand to show how easy it is to get started and to help those who want to extend their research but are not sure how to do so. The HGS Baptisms, Marriages and Burials records, some of which go back to 1660, will be available to search, along with programs for keeping your records. Access to many of the genealogy web sites on the Internet will be available.
Among the displays will be those showing:
- how to get started with your research
- accessing service records
- transportation to Australia
- travel and migration
- Ringwood WW1 fallen
Ringwood Group Organiser, Paul Pinhorne, who has been researching his family for 30 years, hopes to encourage more people to join the HGS and enjoy discovering their own genealogy.
“Last year, several visitors were successful in finding ancestors they had no previous knowledge of, so this year we would hopefully help many more with this fascinating pastime. You never know what’s around the corner with family history!”
Ringwood Group is one of the 14 HGS groups across Hampshire and meets on the third Wednesday of every month at Greyfriars in Ringwood.
Find us here:
Ringwood Meeting House
22 Meeting House Lane
Winchester Independent Register – RG4-726
The registers for the Independent Chapel start in 1716 and many entries contain useful details. The spelling of the names written here are exactly as they were written into the register. Different ministers conducting the baptisms decided to record different items of information in addition to the dates and names.
Over Wallop village booklet now available
Over Wallop, once also known as Upper Wallop, (VB097) is located west of the A343 with the B3084 running through the Wallop valley from south-east to north-west. The Wallop Brook rises in the parish and flows south-east. The hamlet of Palestine is in the north
Stratfield Saye village booklet now available
Stratfield Saye village booklet Stratfield Saye (VB096) is located west of the A33 with the Berkshire county border along the Roman road to Silchester forming the parish boundary to the north. Originally the parish included Beech Hill in Berkshire until 1868 when that hamlet became a civil and ecclesiastical parish.
Don’t Always Believe It Update
Duplicate entries in parish registers Resulting from an enquiry recently received in the Research Center a very good example of duplicate entries in registers was found in Nutley and Preston Candover.
Poor Law Union Gazette – 1
Poor Law Union Gazette – 1 Newspapers are a very good source of information on some of our ancestors but they rarely give such detailed information on individuals as that found in the Poor Law Union Gazette.