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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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Inquest verdict of Visitation of God

Term used in a coroner’s verdict to explain an unexplained death Hampshire inquests The Hampshire coroner’s records were all destroyed which means that no official records exist. The best remaining source is from local newspaper reports though not every inquest and verdict was reported.  When reported the content varied from very brief to quite detailed.  Examples of […]


The Hampshire Family Historian

The latest Edition of the Hampshire Family Historian is now available in the Members’ Area for download. Articles include The Neaves of Fordingbridge; Families Reunion at Kings Somborne; Royalty in the Forest and Swanmore Friends Burial Ground. PLUS: Around the Groups, Book Reviews and Your Letters    


A New Partnership for HGS

A NEW PARTNERSHIP FOR HGS HGS are delighted to announce a new partnership with well-known Genealogy company ‘The Genealogist’ (S& N). All the remaining data from our parish register transcripts for Hampshire, will now be online with The Genealogist (S & N) and FHS-online.   FHS-online has been developed together with S & N to […]


New Membership Secretary

New Membership Secretary We are delighted to announce that we have a new Membership Secretary – Margaret Bowman. Margaret will be ably assisted by her husband John and can be contacted through the website or directly at membership@hgs-online.org.uk


Hampshire Centenarian

Hampshire Centenarian.   Born in Meonstoke in 1916 and shortly to celebrate her 100th birthday   Edith Cavell SMITH Edith a twin was born on 17 November 1916 in Meonstoke and was baptized there in St Andrew’s church on 14 January 1917.  Her twin brother was Lloyd George.  They were named after the WWI nurse Edith […]


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