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Italian Migrants the National Archive have made available Immigrant records to search

Italian Immigrants in 1861 Hampshire

February 23, 2014

Could your Italian ancestors be among the immigrant musicians and entertainers residing in C19th Portsmouth? Use National Archive records to trace them. – read more…

How Wills Can Help your Family History Research

June 6, 2013

Wills are a valuable resource for family historians. See how HGS researcher Roy Montgomery used an old will to reveal new information about a Hampshire shopkeeper. – read more…

Railway Records

February 5, 2013

Railway ancestors, a talk given by George Yalden to Fair Oak HGS Group, gave some excellent guidance as to how to go about finding out more about our ancestors that got Britain rolling – read more…

Useful Research Source Material: Auction Sale Notices

January 19, 2013

Hampshire family historians shouldn’t overlook little used source documents such as this one of an Auction sale, advertised in the Portsmouth Telegraph. Details and surnames abound for the family historian – read more…

A 1900 Case of Accidental Death in Haslar Creek

January 19, 2013

Reports of coroner’s inquests appear in local newspapers and are a great resource for your Hampshire family history research. This inquest includes the surname Coffin and Sait, do they appear in your Hampshire family history tree? – read more…

The ‘Green Post’ Public House Case 1850

January 19, 2013

The ‘Green Post’ public house in North End Portsmouth 1850. Who was James Fogden, who caused a rumpus at the pub over a 150 years ago. Local newspapers are a great source of family and social history. – read more…

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