Our records include the following indexes:
All Hampshire Church of England 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 (including some Non-Conformist but no major cemeteries after 1841]
- 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
- Hampshire Family Historian Surnames
- Hampshire Militia Muster Rolls
- Land Tax
- Removal and Settlement Orders
- Wills Beneficiaries
Miscellaneous National Indexes including:
- British Isles Vital Records (2ndEdition)
- FFHS Burial Index (3rdEdition)
Library holdings of over 2000 books and publications covering a wide range of topics such as:
- Trade Directories (e.g.: 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
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.