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Hampshire Genealogical Society

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Greywell Remarriage in 1855

June 15, 2015

Francis FREEMAN and Sarah Ann ROGERS from Odiham, Hampshire had legally married in 1854. The Hampshire Advertiser reports how they were then induced by their local curate in Greywell to a re-marriage in 1855. – read more…

1855 Portsea Hospital Bed Shortage

February 22, 2015

An 1855 Portsea Hospital bed shortage raised concerns when a man who was turned away later died. – read more…

Who was Sweet Fanny Adams?

October 20, 2014

The phrase ‘sweet Fanny Adams’ is still used today, but where did it originate? The story of the brutal murder of 8 year old Fanny from Alton is told here by a descendant of one of Fanny’s cousins. – read more…

Portsmouth Harbour c.1830

Hardship Cases in a Portsmouth Court

October 19, 2014

After the Napoleonic wars many suffered hardship that often resulted in lawbreaking and people being taken to court. William ATRELL and John CHAMBERLAIN were two such cases reported in the Hampshire Telegraph in 1817. – read more…

Wherry in 1825 similar to those in the Solent

Solent Tragedy of Gosport Men 1810

April 14, 2014

An 1810 Hampshire newspaper carried an appeal for information by the wives of two Gosport men who drowned in a Solent tragedy. Who were these men? – read more…

Destitute Woman Transported by Portsmouth Court – 1810

January 13, 2014

This destitute Portsmouth woman stole and sold a coat and was punished with seven years transportation. – read more…

Magazine online family history articles by HGS

Portsmouth Bigamy Intrigue

October 22, 2013

Bigamy cases can be very interesting but are more intriguing when the accused is a woman. On this occasion the offending marriage took place nearly thirty years before coming to court. – read more…

Newburgh New York

English man dies in Newburgh New York – 1850

August 26, 2013

The death was reported in 1850 in Portsmouth local newspaper of George Burton, an English immigrant living in New York. So, who was George Frederick Burton? – read more…

Family Tragedy in 19th Century East Tisted

July 16, 2013

See how HGS resources were used to research the EAMES family of East Tisted who were affected by a series of tragic events that began in 1810. – read more…

Early C10th criminals whose name ends up in Quarter Sessions documents

Quarter Sessions Court Report 1817

June 6, 2013

Online newspaper articles can be a valuable research tool that when linked with HGS indexes can provide remarkable details. – read more…

National Archives Immigration Records Online

June 6, 2013

The National Archive have made available for search and download the records of thousands of C19th immigrants. HGS would be interested to hear from anyone with ancestors who migrated and settled in Hampshire. – 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…

Old newspapers and Anglo Boer War

Old Newspaper Articles and Research

May 22, 2013

Snippets from old newspaper articles can add interesting detail to your family history project. HGS researcher Roy Montgomery shares a story he unpicked connecting Hampshire and the Anglo Boer War. – 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…

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…

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…

A Hampshire History of Immigration and Emigration

February 8, 2013

Did your family emigrate to Canada, America or Australia through the port of Southampton Hampshire? If so, then let Hampshire Genealogical Society help you to connect with your Hampshire heritage – 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…

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