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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 Your telephone number is useful in cases where the editor needs to contact you on an article related matter – it will NOT be published if you state this clearly.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.

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