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
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