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.
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.
Young Lovers in Alton
A brief paragraph in the 15th of February 1873 issue of the Hampshire Telegraph announced the death of Ellen FOWLER in Alton, the wife of George who was a millwright’s apprentice. On the face of it this was nothing unusual except that the report gave the ages of the couple; Ellen was only 15
Portsmouth Road Names
Portsmouth Road Names (Then and Now) Some of the streets of Portsmouth and Portsea mentioned in the old registers and census returns have had their names changed over the years. In the following table are a few of them which were originally shown in our Journal the Hampshire Family Historian of November 1985. Vol XII […]
Home Guard Names in the Hampshire Record Office
Home Guard Names in the Hampshire Record Office Did anyone in your family serve in the Home Guard during WWII? They may be included in the number of members in the Hampshire Home Guard who have been mentioned in the HRO catalogue and either appear in documents and photographs.