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.
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.
East Tisted village booklet now available
East Tisted, (VB098) is located on the A32 that runs south from Alton which is 4 miles to the north. Rotherfield Park and its associated estate is in the western part of the parish and covers 432 acres which includes 14 acres of garden and 62 acres of ornamental woodland.
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