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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

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 […]


MEMORIAL INSCRIPTION CORRECTIONS

MEMORIAL INSCRIPTION CORRECTIONS Two errors in the HGS Memorial Inscriptions for Longparish and Southampton Hill Lane Cemetery have recently been found. The one in Longparish is on a memorial inside the church, number 162 in our index, where it gives the dates for William Arthur DURNFORD as being 1653 – 1940.  William was obviously not […]


Will of John Biggnall of Kingston

Can an early will help with family trees John Biggnall The early registers for both Portsmouth parishes have disappeared. Later 17 Century registers are not always complete.  Trying to trace early families on Portsea Island can be difficult but early wills may help.  John BIGGNALL of Kingston wrote his will on 8 February 1684/5 and […]


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