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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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Latest News

Research Room

Research Centre temporary closure   Unfortunately due to unavailability of enough volunteers the Research Centre will not be able to open on Friday 25 August  and Friday 1 September.  After this the regular opening hours will apply unless otherwise stated.   Roy Montgomery, HGS Research Room


HGS Ringwood Open Mornings

Discovering Skeletons in Family History Finding skeletons in the cupboard is one of the delights of family history! Genealogy, as it is more correctly called, is one of the most popular hobbies and Hampshire Genealogical Society is holding Open Mornings at the Ringwood Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, Ringwood from Monday 10th July through to […]


Hardship Cases in a Portsmouth Court – Correction

  HGS member David Hall has kindly pointed out an error in the original post I added to the website in October 2014. I had incorrectly stated that William Jeremiah ATRILL married Elizabeth GRIFFITHS on 2 July 1808.  These details are correct but the William in the court case was a labourer who married Elizabeth THOMPSON in Alverstoke […]


Latest Village Booklet – No 92 Bramdean – is available now

Bramdean (VB092) is a comprehensive study of the history of this rural Hampshire village and the parish of St Simon and St Jude, along with the tin church on Bramdean Common originally built for the travelling community. It is located nine miles east of Winchester and four miles south-east of Alresford on the A272.  A […]


Were you a Beverley Babe?

Beverley Babes The Royal Naval and Royal Marine Maternity Home As Britain prepared for the possibility of going to war with Germany, the Southsea based Royal Naval and Royal Marine Maternity Home, known as Bowland, made plans to evacuate their premises, with patients and staff to be taken to Beverley House, Wickham. On the 1st […]


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