Old Alresford village booklet now available
Old Alresford, (VB100) is located midway between Alton and Winchester just north of New Alresford which is on the A31. Alresford Pond is a large lake created in the 12th Century at the head of the River Arle, a tributary of the River Itchen. Several water mills have existed along the river with the restored […]
Faccombe village booklet now available
Faccombe village booklet now available Faccombe, (VB099) is located south of the Berkshire County border and a short distance north-west of the A343. This road runs south from Newbury to Andover, the latter being 9 miles away to the south-west.
East Tisted village booklet now available
East Tisted, (VB098) is located on the A32 that runs south from Alton which is 4 miles to the north. Rotherfield Park and its associated estate is in the western part of the parish and covers 432 acres which includes 14 acres of garden and 62 acres of ornamental woodland.
HGS Hampshire Monumental Inscriptions Index
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.
Bignell Family Bible
A family bible that records an interesting sequence of events illustrating how useful these volumes are in tracing family movements.
Family Tragedy in 19th Century East Tisted
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.
Quarter Sessions Court Report 1817
Online newspaper articles can be a valuable research tool that when linked with HGS indexes can provide remarkable details.
Death of Farmer Budd Hampshire – 1800
Yeoman farmer of Medstead, William Budd met an untimely death when thrown from his horse. Reported in an old Hampshire newspaper in 1800, there is a puzzle about his death and burial date.
The Internet Library of Early Journals
Researching family history means having to explore many avenues, one useful free resource is the Internet Library of Early Journals
The Curtis Museum, Alton – A Local Resource
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.
Family History Memorial in Steep Church
For family historians, church memorial plaques can be a fascinating resource. In the church of All Saints Steep this memorial makes a compelling read
What’s in a ‘Hampshire’ Name?
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.
Netley Military Cemetery
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.
Enham – Alamein Village for Injured WWI Soldiers
The Hampshire village of Enham – Alamein was a rehabilitation village for WWI soldiers financed by a generous gift. If you have a Hampshire family history connection to this area you might be well rewarded by making a visit.
Useful Research Source Material: Auction Sale Notices
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
Review of HGS Conference Day 2019
Review of HGS Conference Day 2019 Our third conference day was held on 15th June and was attended by 150 delegates. In the luxury of the Fair Oak Suite of the Macdonald Hotel and Spa, Botley, everyone took advantage of the opportunity to catch up with old friends and meet new ones.
HGS Conference Day – Rosalind McCutcheon – Fact Sheet
The factsheet from Ros McCutcheon’s excellent talk at our recent Conference Day can be accessed via the following Link: Irish-Poor-Handout-June-2019-Ros-McCutcheon (1)
Wield village booklet now available
Wield, (VB103) is a small parish consisting of two settlements, Upper and Lower Wield, with Upper Wield being the principle one including the parish church. Wield is 6 miles west of Alton and 6 miles north-north-east of Alresford.
New Item in the Members Area
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,
Wield MI Correction
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.