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Hampshire Genealogical Society

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REMINDER – 2024 AGM scheduled for Tuesday 18th June

May 13, 2024

Login required This year’s AGM will take place at at 07:00pm {BST} Tuesday 18th June  using Zoom videoconferencing.  It should last about 45 minutes. Details of the 2024 AGM are in the March Journal and on this website in the Members’ Area. Anyone wishing to attend must email secretary@hgs-online.org.uk for a login to the meeting. We […] – read more…

Golden Jubilee Event – Saturday 6th July & Sunday 7th July – TICKETS NOW ON SALE!

April 1, 2024

We are delighted to announce an event to mark a major milestone for the Hampshire Genealogical Society, as this year we celebrate our 50th Anniversary! This two-day event is open to both HGS members and non-members, so please do feel free to let your friends know. The venue is Victoria Halls, West Green Road, Hartley […] – read more…

Liddiard Family Gathering 20-22 Sept

March 31, 2024

The Liddiard Family History Society would like to invite you to our next Liddiard gathering which will be held  from 20th to 22nd September 2024. If you have any Liddiards (of any spelling) in your family, we would love to see you. This is the third gathering we have held in the UK – it […] – read more…

HGS Online Events Team – report

March 1, 2024

HGS Online Events Team In recent weeks, a small team of Hampshire Genealogical Society volunteers have attended two online events, both were run as Zoom meetings with break out rooms allowing individual societies to have their own room and answer questions face to face. The first was the East Surrey Virtual Family History Fair on […] – read more…

*ARCHIVE* Berkshire Heritage Fair – free online

February 13, 2024

Saturday 24th February 10am-12noon and 2-4pm IF YOU ENJOY HISTORY – FAMILY – SOCIAL – LOCAL- MILITARY – TRANSPORT – DON’T MISS THIS BESPOKE EVENT. Organised by the Berkshire Local History Association & Berkshire family History Society. Attend this free online show, hosted via Zoom. Register online at Berksfhs.org HGS will be also in attendance. […] – read more…

Fiona Ranger’s radio appearance is now available as a Podcast

February 11, 2024

On 1st February, Fiona Ranger, responsible for HGS Publicity & Outreach, was a guest on the Chris Pearce show where she discussed how to research your family history and the benefits of joining HGS. If you missed this live interview, you can now listen to the podcast on Express FM using this link: Fiona Ranger […] – read more…

Talk at HRO – Ancestry: Genealogy TV and You – On-site talk – Monday 8th April 2024

February 5, 2024

You may be interested in this talk to be held at the Hampshire Record Office in Winchester. Genealogy TV and You: A look behind the velvet curtain at how Genealogy TV shows are made, with some tips on how to bring glamour to your own family history research, presented by Brad Argent from Ancestry. Places […] – read more…

*ARCHIVE* HGS On the Radio!

January 28, 2024

Fiona Ranger, responsible for Publicity & Outreach, will be on Express FM on Thursday 1st February 2024 where she will be a guest on the Chris Pearce show between 7-9pm She will be in conversation with Chris discussing how to research your family history and the benefits of joining HGS. Fiona will also talk about […] – read more…

*ARCHIVE* Conference Day & AGM Saturday 17th June 2023

May 1, 2023

Conference Day and AGM 2023 The Hampshire Genealogical Society is pleased to announce that their Conference Day and AGM 2023 will be held at The Millennium Memorial Hall, Littleton, Winchester, SO22 6QL on Saturday 17th June 2023. For further information of the event and how to apply for tickets on-line, please contact the Society on […] – read more…

*ARCHIVE* HGS Bookstall’s visit to Dorset Family History Show – Saturday April 22nd, 2023

April 24, 2023

Under a rather grey sky on a cool spring Saturday morning in April, six stalwart HGS Volunteers made their various ways to St George’s Church Hall in Poole for the Dorset Family History Society’s Family History Day. The HGS Exhibitor’s stall takes some putting together using two long tables on which we lay our various […] – read more…

*ARCHIVE* HGS Bookstall’s visit to The Spring at Havant on February 25th

March 23, 2023

On Saturday February 25th, the HGS Bookstall paraphernalia was dusted off, loaded into the car and taken to the Old Town Hall in Havant where The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre is situated. This was our first ‘live’ show this year and, in fact, our first ‘live’ show since September 2022. That February Saturday was […] – read more…

*Archive* Sat 25th Feb – Heritage Festival in Havant

January 31, 2023

Heritage Festival – Havant, Hampshire Hampshire Genealogical Society will be at this Heritage Festival at The Spring Arts Centre, Havant along with other local heritage groups on Saturday 25th February 10 am – 4pm. Click here to see who is attending   Local Heritage Groups — The Spring There is also a full program of events […] – read more…

*Archive* Hampshire Genealogical Society Exhibition at Hampshire Record Office

January 16, 2023

This ‘pop-up’ exhibition, located in the foyer, marks the start of the 50th year since the foundation of Hampshire Genealogical Society (HGS) in 1974. The purpose is to provide awareness of what HGS is, what it does, and what it has to offer to anyone interested in Hampshire-based family history. The exhibition highlights the work […] – read more…

*ARCHIVE* New exhibition – The Valerie Bacon Archive

November 8, 2022

The Valerie Bacon Archive – ‘Living with War in Emsworth’ is now on display at the Portsmouth History Centre on the third floor of the Central Library. The exhibition is drawn from her collection of diaries written during the years of the Second World War. Her diary entries were never meant to record the war […] – read more…

* ARCHIVE * BALH conference – Sat 22nd Oct in Taunton

September 24, 2022

The British Association for Local History (BALH) is thrilled to be holding our first Regional Conference in Taunton on Saturday 22nd October on ‘Unusual Sources for Local History’. This will be our first in-person-only event since the pandemic and we are hoping that lots of people will come and enjoy the talks. Perhaps more importantly […] – read more…

*Archive* Hampshire Archives Trust – free lectures!

September 24, 2022

Hampshire Archives Trust (HAT) is a member-led charity that works to support and promote Hampshire’s rich archival heritage – preserving memories for the future. HISTORY LECTURES BY MONTH AT GRESHAM COLLEGE – includes the short link for print:  September Weds 14, 6pm Progresses: Royal Courts on the Move in Tudor and Stuart England Professor Simon Thurley; David […] – read more…

*ARCHIVE* FHF online event 11-12th November

September 24, 2022

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* ARCHIVE * Heritage Open Day on 17th September

September 23, 2022

Heritage Open Day HGS had a very successful day at the Heritage Open Day at Hampshire Record Office on 17th September. There was a steady stream of visitors to the Record Office, from all over Hampshire and further afield, and our team of volunteers managed to speak to most of them. One gentleman from Derbyshire […] – read more…

Hampshire Histbites

September 5, 2022

Whilst looking up the events at Heritage Open Days 2022, I also stubbled across The Hampshire Histbites Podcast Channel, which was launched in the summer of 2020 and has more than 60 episodes. www.winchesterheritageopendays.org/introduction-histbites I found the Episode Archives Galore presented by Barry Sherlock particularly interesting as he reviews the wealth and variety of material […] – read more…

* ARCHIVE * Heritage Open Days  9 – 18 September 2022

September 5, 2022

Heritage open days are happening all over Hampshire and the rest of the country. You can find an event near you by visiting www.heritageopendays.org.uk This year Hampshire Genealogical Society are joining with our partners at Hampshire Record Office in an event called Hampshire Archives – Bring History To Life which takes place at on Saturday […] – read more…

* ARCHIVE * HGS conference 18th June 2022

May 6, 2022

SAVE THE DATE! HGS Conference & AGM – Saturday 18th June 2022 We’re delighted to announce that, next year, we are planning to hold our Conference Day & AGM live at the Macdonald Botley Park Hotel, Boorley Green, Hampshire. Make a note in your diary so you don’t miss out! Log in to the Members’ […] – read more…

* ARCHIVE * HGS / HRO celebration!

December 19, 2021

On Wednesday 8th December, at Hampshire Record Office in Winchester, Record Office staff and Hampshire Genealogical Society volunteers came together to celebrate their recent partnership. To kick off the evening, Emma Noyce, Assistant Director – Culture and Information Services [Hampshire County Council]; Caroline Edwards, the previous Chief Archivist at HRO and HGS Chairman, Paul Pinhorne, […] – read more…

*ARCHIVE* 1921 Census Presentation! Tues 1st Feb 2022

December 4, 2021

Special Announcement Tuesday, 1st February 2022, is a date for your diary! We’re delighted and very excited to tell you that HGS shall be hosting a special Zoom presentation entitled, “Introducing the 1921 Census of England & Wales”. Paul Nixon, from FindMyPast, will be telling us all about the newly launched 1921 Census and how […] – read more…

* ARCHIVE * Handwriting classes in November at HRO

November 5, 2021

Do you struggle to read old handwriting – especially in wills, probate inventories and manorial documents? If so, Hampshire Records Office is offering classes to help you. There are two classes left, and we would like to encourage more bookings. read old handwriting, Book here Our events, including free onsite exhibitions, are also listed at […] – read more…

* ARCHIVE * Free LPSS Zoom conference – Sat 9th October

September 28, 2021

Local Population Studies Society, Free Conference, The British Diaspora Due to the ongoing pandemic the  Local Population Studies Society (LPSS) has aNewgain decided to hold its Autumn conference online.  This conference takes the theme of ‘The British Diaspora’ and has papers which examine the impact of British migration; it is a topic which may be of […] – read more…

*ARCHIVE* Sat 18th Sept – Heritage Fayre, Bitterne

August 29, 2021

After a very challenging couple of years the Pear Tree 400 programme is drawing to a close – a year later than anticipated but with the same packed programme reflecting the 400 years of history of Peartree Church, Bitterne. We would like to thank all our friends, partners, supporters and attenders, and of course the […] – read more…

*ARCHIVE* 30 free webinars in September

August 29, 2021

I wanted to be sure you know about Legacy’s new initiative, Webtember: All Genealogy. All September Long. We are sponsoring this fun (and FREE!) online genealogy conference which takes place on Fridays throughout the month of September. There will be 30 live and pre-recorded webinars in all. People can join live for all four Fridays or […] – read more…

*ARCHIVE* Free RQG 2021 conference – Zoom 25th Sept

July 27, 2021

The Register of Qualified Genealogists (RQG) is pleased to announce that our 2021 conference “Genealogy and Social History: Know your Ancestors” will be held online via Zoom on 25th September 2021. You can now register for this free genealogy and family history conference! The main speakers include: Helen Johnson, Professor of Criminology at the University of […] – read more…

*ARCHIVE* LPSS online conference – 17th April 2021

March 17, 2021

Wider still and wider … Local Population Studies in England and continental Europe The Local Population Studies Society (LPSS) is a charity devoted to promoting local history, social history, and historical demography in a local context. We publish the journal Local Population Studies, and other books and edited collections from time to time and welcome […] – read more…

* ARCHIVE * HGS is moving!

March 5, 2021

Chairman Paul Pinhorne is extremely pleased to announce that the HGS has agreed with Hampshire Archives and Local Studies to relocate its Research Centre to the Hampshire Record Office in Winchester. This will allow HGS members and others interested in family history to use both our resources and expertise whilst having convenient access to Hampshire […] – read more…

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