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HGS and Videoconferencing

June 9, 2020

Although there has been some relaxing of the lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic in the UK, we are still not allowed to meet in large numbers. In March, we advised groups that they should cancel all meetings until July at the earliest. Who knows when this will change? As you are probably aware, over […] – read more…

Online VE Day event

May 4, 2020

Wessex Film and Sound Archive / Hampshire Archives and LocalStudies VE Day online event. We hope you are keeping safe and well during the current situation, and have enjoyed 100 Days of Film and our social media posts. In common with many organisations, we are moving our planned VE / VJ Day event online, with […] – read more…

HGS Conference Day 2020

April 15, 2020

Saturday 13th June NOTE:  Because of the Covid-19 pandemic the 2020 HGS AGM/Conference may be postponed – new date to be advised as soon possible.  Macdonald Botley Park Hotel Winchester Road, Boorley Green Southampton, SO32 2UA Featuring Genealogy Experts and talks from guest speakers Open to all – Members, Friends and Family with a passion […] – read more…

Andover Group Celebrates

January 17, 2020

At their January meeting, Andover Group devoted part of the evening to celebrating! First, by thanking Brenda for her many years as Speaker Secretary ensuring they have top-notch talks. Then, by marking the 90th Birthday of long-term member, Connie, who is Andover area born and bred and continues to contribute actively to our group. Two […] – read more…

Hampshire Archives Trust – Community Archive Forum

January 14, 2020

CALLING ALL LOCAL HISTORY ENTHUSIASTS Community Archive Forum IT’S FREE, IT’S FUN, IT’S UNMISSABLE   Saturday, 21 March 2020, Winchester: 9.45 to 1.00 – read more…

New Item in the Members Area

May 29, 2019

We are delighted to announce that we have a new set of data in our members area.  The Muster Roll of the 2nd Battalion Hampshire Regiment dated 1889,  by kind permission of two of our members, Kay and Dave Lovell, – read more…

Our Amazing Volunteers

May 1, 2019

A big, big thank you to the Bookstall volunteers who made Family Tree Live such a success. We were kept very busy for both days of the event helping people in the search of their Hampshire ancestors. And of course welcoming our many new members. L-R Angela Winteridge, Margaret Bowman, Chris Pavey, Fiona Ranger, Geoff […] – read more…

Portsmouth Road Names (Then and Now)

April 3, 2019

Some of the streets of Portsmouth and Portsea mentioned in the old registers and census returns have had their names changed over the years. In the following table are a few of them which were originally shown in our Journal the Hampshire Family Historian of November 1985. Vol  XII No. 3 pages 192-193. – read more…

Free Data in the Members’ Area

December 21, 2018

For some time HGS has had the intention of making some of its large collection of Family History data available to members in the Members’ Area of our website. With the development of our website we have now been able to begin this process and the first set to be introduced is of various ‘small churchyards’ […] – read more…

Kingston Cemetery CD

November 7, 2018

KINGSTON CEMETERY CD   HGS are very pleased to announce that a new CD is now available to buy for Kingston Cemetery, Portsmouth.  The CD costs £10.00 and is available from our Research Centre in Cosham.  It can be purchased in person, by post, through the sales section of our website or through our Bookstall. – 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 13 HGS groups which currently meet monthly at venues around the county: Afternoon Group / Alton / Andover / Basingstoke / Fair Oak / Fareham / Fleet & Farnborough / Gosport / New Milton & […] – read more…

Don’t Always Believe It

January 31, 2018

The tendency is to accept what appears in official documents as being correct. As usual there are always exceptions to the rules and in genealogy there can be quite a few. – read more…

A poignant remembrance….

November 11, 2017

Whilst sorting through some old books from my parent’s house, a newspaper cutting fell out.  The cutting was undated but by using the British Newspaper Archive I have determined that it dates from the First World War when my grandfather William Guy CLARK had lost his brother Frederick Charles CLARK, serving in the Hampshire regiment, […] – read more…

Got a few spare minutes?

September 1, 2017

If you have a few spare minutes then why not browse through some of the items added to the site over previous years.  Many of these cover Hampshire stories, people, places and items of interest.  Scroll down to Archives, select a year and then browse through all the items and maybe find something of interest.   […] – read more…

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