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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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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.


East Tisted village booklet now available

East Tisted, (VB098) is located on the A32 that runs south from Alton which is 4 miles to the north. Rotherfield Park and its associated estate is in the western part of the parish and covers 432 acres which includes 14 acres of garden and 62 acres of ornamental woodland.


Winchester Independent Register – RG4-726

The registers for the Independent Chapel start in 1716 and many entries contain useful details. The spelling of the names written here are exactly as they were written into the register.  Different ministers conducting the baptisms decided to record different items of information in addition to the dates and names. 


Over Wallop village booklet now available

Over Wallop, once also known as Upper Wallop, (VB097) is located west of the A343 with the B3084 running through the Wallop valley from south-east to north-west.  The Wallop Brook rises in the parish and flows south-east.  The hamlet of Palestine is in the north


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