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Our records include the following indexes:

All Hampshire parish register baptisms, marriages and burials, excluding the Isle of Wight.

  • Baptisms from 1537 to 1874
  • Marriages from 1538 to 1837 (including some Quaker and Roman Catholic)
  • Burials from 1400 to 1865

Monumental Inscription (MI) index (gravestone and other memorial records) from many Hampshire Parish Churches and Cemeteries.

Miscellaneous Hampshire Indexes – mostly pre-20th century – including:

  • Bankruptcy Records
  • Criminals
  • Hampshire Family Historian Surnames
  • Hampshire Militia Muster Rolls
  • Land Tax
  • Removal and Settlement Orders
  • Wills Beneficiaries

Miscellaneous National Indexes including:

  • British Isles Vital Records (2nd Edition)
  • FFHS Burial Index (3rd Edition)
  • Our library holds over 2000 books and publications covering a wide range of topics such as:
  • Trade Directories (eg Kelly’s),
  • Local history books for Hampshire towns, cities and villages
  • County history books for Hampshire
  • Books to help beginners and experienced researchers trace and interpret records

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Hampshire County Lunatic Asylum

Hampshire County Lunatic Asylum In the 1840s there was a legal requirement for every county to have its own asylum, the result being that Hampshire purchased the land at Knowle Farm near Fareham in order to construct the Hampshire County Lunatic Asylum.


Don’t Always Believe It

Don’t Always Believe It 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.


Village Booklet – 095 Highclere – is now available.

Highclere (VB095) is a long, narrow parish running south from the Berkshire county border just west of the A34. The southern part is on the Hampshire Downs with woodland and parkland covering most of the north.  Highclere Park, including Highclere Castle, which is famous for the TV series Downton Abbey, is the well known building […]


Portsmouth Methodist Orange Street Register

Mixed Methodist details in Portsmouth   Orange Street Methodist Independent register Many interesting entries appear in the 1785 to 1837 Methodist Independent register for the Orange Street chapel. Some entries include the address where baptisms took place while others have additional details.  An example was Octavius Henry JACKSON who was born on 6 February 1829 […]


Closure of the New Forest Group

Sadly our New Forest Group held its last meeting in December.  The very first meeting was held at the home of Jacqueline Stone on the 14th June 1980, but over the past two years attendance has dropped off  making it not viable to continue the meetings. Mike Hobbs, who has been the group co-ordinator for […]


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