Hampshire Genealogical Society


NEW! A National Group for the Hampshire Genealogical Society

December 15, 2021

Following on from this year’s success of the International Group we wanted to establish a similar group for our members who do not live in Hampshire.   We felt this was particularly important as many of our Area Groups are returning to face-to-face meetings and it would mean that many of our members who do […] – read more…

NEW! An International Group at Hampshire Genealogical Society

January 14, 2021

We are very excited to share some good news. Having turned to Zoom to hold Group meetings and our AGM last year, we have reached not just our out-of-county members but also members from as far afield as Australasia and North America who have managed to attend regardless of the time differences!   We are […] – read more…

Fair Oak Group helps celebrate a birthday

May 7, 2020

On Tuesday 10 March, Fair Oak Group were joined by the HGS Secretary, Gwen Newland, and Bookstall Manager, Elaine Boyes, who have been visiting all the Society’s groups to demonstrate the revamped website. The only date available was the slot scheduled for a members’ evening … and the only problem was that this is Elaine’s […] – read more…

Why Go to a HGS Group Meeting?

March 6, 2018

So why would you want to get up out of your armchair and drag yourself away from your computer to attend a HGS meeting …? There are 10 HGS groups which currently meet monthly at venues around the county: Alton / Andover / Basingstoke / Fair Oak / Fareham / Fleet & Farnborough / Gosport […] – read more…

Portsmouth couple married in India, 1899

June 20, 2013

A couple from Portsmouth married in Bombay in 1899. The announcement was in a Hampshire newspaper nearly three months later. Who were they and why were they in India? – read more…

The Internet Library of Early Journals

May 10, 2013

Researching family history means having to explore many avenues, one useful free resource is the Internet Library of Early Journals – read more…

The Curtis Museum, Alton – a local resource

May 9, 2013

Local history museums can be a great resource for those researching their family history. The Curtis Museum in Alton Hampshire has some interesting topic material on local places and people. – read more…

article about connections with Hampshire

Harry Selfridge and Highcliffe

February 28, 2013

The Selfridge family had a very interesting connection to the county of Hampshire that family historians will find intriguing. – read more…

Why Choose Australia as a Penal Colony?

January 14, 2013

Convicts set for the penal colonies in Australia, left Portsmouth Harbour in May 1787. Were any of your families on board? – read more…

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