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.
Discord in Marriage
Interesting little snippets from some of the old newspapers include brief advertisements where husbands have declared that they will not be responsible for their wife’s debts. One item from James LINDSAY appeared in the Hampshire Chronicle printed on 4th September 1820. He said that he would not be answerable for any debts incurred by his […]
HGS on Radio Solent
On Friday 1st February, Radio Solent broadcasted their Sasha Twining Show from the Dolphin Shopping Centre in Poole. Along with two other experts, HGS Chairman and Ringwood Group member Paul Pinhorne, along with Pat and George Hilbert, also from the Ringwood Group were there to help people with their family history research. Many interesting questions […]
Winchfield village booklet now available
Winchfield, (VB101) is located midway between Farnborough and Basingstoke with the A30 forming part of the northern parish boundary. The B3016 crosses the parish from south to north. The Basingstoke Canal forms part of the southern border, the London to Southampton railway crosses the parish and recently the M3 follows the same route. There is […]
Old Alresford village booklet now available
Old Alresford, (VB100) is located midway between Alton and Winchester just north of New Alresford which is on the A31. Alresford Pond is a large lake created in the 12th Century at the head of the River Arle, a tributary of the River Itchen. Several water mills have existed along the river with the restored […]
Knowle War Memorial
Knowle Hospital was open in 1852 as the Hampshire County Lunatic Asylum. The asylum was renamed Knowle Mental Hospital in c.1923 and following the 1948 introduction of the National Health Service Act, became Knowle Hospital. At the beginning of the 20th century, Knowle Hospital was home to over 1000 patients and staff and was a self […]