Reap the Benefits of HGS Membership!
Membership of HGS is open to anyone interested in Family History.
We are here to help you explore, share, research, learn and progress your family history filling out the details of who your ancestors were, what they did and where they lived.
By becoming a member, you will benefit from:
- A Quarterly Journal, “The Hampshire Family Historian”, which is available either electronically via the website, where it can be read as a page turning document, or as a printed copy delivered by post.
- Access to our dedicated “Members’ Area” on the website where you will find information and data reserved for members only. You can also renew your membership and update your own Members’ Interests information when logged into this section.
- Free entry at our Research Centre in Cosham where, if you need help in using a computer for research, expert advice, or someone to research for you, our team of experienced volunteers are ready to help.
- Access to Hampshire Family History Indexes at our Research Centre where extensive Hampshire parish baptism, marriage and burial indexes, census records, monumental inscriptions and members’ surname interests are all available.
- Free attendance at Local Group Meetings which are held monthly offering active programmes including well-informed visiting speakers, members’ evenings, social events, visits and outings. Members may choose to attend any meeting and do not need to subscribe to a particular Group.
Faccombe village booklet now available
Faccombe village booklet now available Faccombe, (VB099) is located south of the Berkshire County border and a short distance north-west of the A343. This road runs south from Newbury to Andover, the latter being 9 miles away to the south-west.
Changes at the Ringwood Group
New Group Organiser at Ringwood After 15 years, Paul Pinhorne is stepping down from leading the Ringwood Group to concentrate on his recent appointment as Chairman of the Hampshire Genealogical Society.
Tragedy off Hurst Castle
Identical reports in the Hampshire Chronicle and Hampshire Telegraph, both published on 14th February 1820, describe a tragedy that happened off Hurst Castle on Friday 5th February.
Benefits of the Wills Beneficiary Index (WBI)
Benefits of the Wills Beneficiary Index (WBI) Wills can be a wonderful source of information for family historians. The WBI, centred on Hampshire, contains the names of people that have been extracted by volunteers from many of the wills that are held in the HRO.
Poor Law Union Gazette – 2
Another interesting entry appeared in the Poor Law Union Gazette on 25 April 1857 naming Lewis POSNER, formerly of Southampton, who the Southampton Union would like to get their hands on.