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Hampshire Genealogical Society

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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…

A Hampshire Divorce in 1890

March 21, 2013

Unravel the family history behind the story of some of the characters in this Hampshire divorce case from 1890 Fareham. – read more…

Portsdown - Christ Church

Christ Church Portsdown Military Cemetery

March 15, 2013

Hampshire family historians will be interested in the military cemetery at Portsdown and its connection to the D-Day landings. – read more…

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Harry Selfridge and Highcliffe Hampshire

February 28, 2013

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

Middle Park Farm Havant

A Hampshire Picture Mystery

February 27, 2013

Hampshire family history society, the HGS, would like help in tracking down the whereabouts of a picture, painted at the turn of the C20th of Middle Farm Havant. – read more…

Family History Memorial in Steep Church

February 14, 2013

For family historians, church memorial plaques can be a fascinating resource. In the church of All Saints Steep this memorial makes a compelling read – read more…

What’s in a ‘Hampshire’ Name?

February 14, 2013

Family history research hangs on being able to follow a surname back through time. Take the opportunity to explore the origins of Hampshire surnames using the Hampshire baptism, marriage and burial indexes. – read more…

Netley Military Cemetery

February 13, 2013

Hampshire is home to a number of military cemeteries, Netley being the largest with 3,000 graves. If you have a military family history connection with Hampshire consider researching its military cemeteries for information. – read more…

Winchester’s Military Museums

February 13, 2013

Tracing your military ancestors can prove to be a very rewarding part of family history research. The HGS can help you in your research, through how to guides and useful guidance to Hampshire military museums. – read more…

National Museum of the Royal Navy Portsmouth

February 13, 2013

If you have an ancestor who served in the Royal Navy then HGS might be able to help you with your research. Find out what resources are available in the National Museum of the Royal Navy Portsmouth. – read more…

Aldershot Army Museum

February 12, 2013

Find out more about your Hampshire military family history by exploring the resources at the Aldershot Military Museum – read more…

Tithe Maps at the National Archives

February 8, 2013

What is a tithe? The National Archives have almost 12,000 tithe maps of England and Wales to help your research. – 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…

Winchester - Cathedral

A Short Tour of Historic Winchester

January 4, 2013

Winchester has such a long and varied history, it would be difficult to mention it all in one short article. I would like to lead you on a walk round this ancient city, that during its history has been the capital of Wessex, the capital of England, and the seat of Parliament. – read more…

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