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The Editor is always pleased to receive interesting articles for publication particularly those that have accompanying photographs or illustrations to bring them to life. The ideal article is about 1,500 to 2,000 words as this equates to approximately three pages of text but all articles are edited where this is necessary.

Also welcomed are family trees (typed in black, A4 with 1″ margins all round) letters, items, comments, and especially family photographs.
Please enclose an SAE for its return if sending an original photograph in the post. Scanned photographs are quite acceptable by email attachment but photocopies or copies from your computer printed onto plain paper do not reproduce well if they have to be scanned again.

Items can be submitted by e-mail with your Surname and “New HFH Article” on the subject line or by post. The email address for the Journal Editor is editor@hgs-online.org.uk. The postal address is Editor, HGS, 52 Northern Road, Cosham, Portsmouth, Hants, PO6 3DP.
All submissions to the Editor (even those by email) should include a FULL postal address together with a telephone contact number plus email address if applicable. Your telephone number is useful in cases where the editor needs to contact you on an article related matter – it will NOT be published if you state this clearly.

There is a specific section within the magazine for members’ queries on family researches entitled ‘Searchers’. Publication of your brief query with as many family names as possible can often bring success. Over the years many members have been delighted to learn that something they thought unsolvable was actually recorded by other members in their research. Many of our experienced members have delved into their research files to assist others with a printed query. Again, family photographs are welcomed. Details of how to apply for publication in this section are in every magazine.

All material published in the Hampshire Family Historian is copyright of the Society. HGS reserves the right to reproduce submissions in publicity materials and on the Society website.

Latest News

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.


Changes at the Ringwood Group

New Group Organiser at Ringwood   After 15 years, Paul Pinhorne is stepping down from leading the Ringwood Group to concentrate on his recent appointment as Chairman of the Hampshire Genealogical Society.


Tragedy off Hurst Castle

Identical reports in the Hampshire Chronicle and Hampshire Telegraph, both published on 14th February 1820, describe a tragedy that happened off Hurst Castle on Friday 5th February. 


Benefits of the Wills Beneficiary Index (WBI)

Benefits of the Wills Beneficiary Index (WBI) Wills can be a wonderful source of information for family historians. The WBI, centred on Hampshire, contains the names of people that have been extracted by volunteers from many of the wills that are held in the HRO.


Poor Law Union Gazette – 2

Another interesting entry appeared in the Poor Law Union Gazette on 25 April 1857 naming Lewis POSNER, formerly of Southampton, who the Southampton Union would like to get their hands on.


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