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Hampshire Genealogical Society

Villages and Hamlets

Hound village booklet now available

October 23, 2019

    Hound, (VB105) was a large parish including two detached parts that was later reduced in size by the creation of Sholing and the enlargement of Bursledon parishes.  Located 4 miles from Southampton on the east side of Southampton Water the parish contains Netley Abbey, Netley Castle and was home to the Royal Victoria […] – read more…

HGS Hampshire Monumental Inscriptions Index

February 28, 2015

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. – read more…

Bignell Family Bible

September 22, 2013

A family bible that records an interesting sequence of events illustrating how useful these volumes are in tracing family movements. – 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…

Budd family Hampshire, Yeoman farmer on horse such as this

Death of Farmer Budd Hampshire – 1800

May 23, 2013

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. – read more…

The Internet Library of Early Journals

May 10, 2013

Researching family history means having to explore many avenues, one useful free resource is the Internet Library of Early Journals – read more…

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…

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…

Enham – Alamein Village for Injured WWI Soldiers

February 13, 2013

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. – 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…

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