Hampshire Genealogical Society

MIs Monumental Inscriptions

Memorial / monumental inscriptions

October 2, 2020

When you are searching for the burial record of your ancestor, unlike the birth, marriage and death records, they are not recorded in any central database. You may find some information in the parish records, but graves can sometimes be difficult to find, so here are some hints and tips to help you locate them. […] – read more…

Milton Cemetery, Portsmouth

November 19, 2019

The Monumental Inscriptions for Milton Cemetery in Portsmouth has now been completed and is available for purchase and research. The file contains burials from 1912 to 2019 and includes a map and index as well as the usual memorial inscriptions.   Roy Montgomery HGS Research Centre, Cosham – read more…

Headley village booklet now available

September 14, 2019

Headley, (VB104) is a large parish reduced in size by the creation of Grayshott in 1901, the creation of Whitehill civil parish in 1929 and the creation of Bordon ecclesiastical parish in 2002.  Headley is 4 miles north of Liphook and 8 miles south of Farnham – read more…

Wield MI Correction

May 16, 2019

As with all data that gets indexed or transcribed there is always the possibility that information can be misread due to bad handwriting or general aging. Whilst preparing information for the forthcoming village booklet on Wield I have found a prime example of this. – read more…


May 24, 2017

Two errors in the HGS Memorial Inscriptions for Longparish and Southampton Hill Lane Cemetery have recently been found. The one in Longparish is on a memorial inside the church, number 162 in our index, where it gives the dates for William Arthur DURNFORD as being 1653 – 1940.  William was obviously not nearly 300 years […] – read more…

Help from Memorial Inscriptions

August 30, 2016

Why look at memorial inscriptions?
Often overlooked are details on memorial inscriptions. These can provide information not found elsewhere. – read more…

HGS Hampshire Monumental Inscriptions index

February 28, 2015

What are Monumental Inscriptions and why do they help your research? HGS researcher Roy Montgomery explains all using examples illustrating just how useful the HGS Hampshire Monumental Inscriptions index is. – read more…

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