Fleet and Farnborough HGS Family History Group meet monthly for talks and visits to inspire and help you with your research
Welcome to the Fleet and Farnborough Group page. This friendly and welcoming group meets at 7:30pm, on the second Thursday of the month at the United Reformed Church Hall, Kings Road, Fleet, Hants GU51 3AF.
Fleet and Farnborough are situated in the north east corner of the county and our members come from both of the towns as well as the surrounding villages. We are always very pleased to welcome visitors and new members.
Joining your local group provides an opportunity to meet other people who share the same enthusiasm for family history and to share skills and expertise. It’s also an opportunity for you to help others to break down ‘brick walls’ in their research and get some help with your own. The talks, workshops, and social events also provide a great opportunity to extend your knowledge and have fun!
Why Join Fleet & Farnborough Group?
An added bonus of the Fleet and Farnborough Group is the reference library, which members are free to use.
Come as a visitor, or better still, join the HGS and become part of the larger Hampshire Family History community.
The Group meetings are either a talk from a speaker on a family history related subject, or a Members’ Evening, usually arranged around members interests or a particular topic request. The meeting is followed by tea/coffee and biscuits, which gives everyone the opportunity to meet and chat with the speaker and each other.
We hope you enjoy reading the articles we have written about our activities or things that interest us. If you have an article that you would like to share we would be delighted to hear from you.
HGS Fleet and Farnborough Group Events & Meetings
Our meetings are in-person unless indicated.
It is possible that some meetings will be via Zoom in the future. Please check below, and if the meeting is via Zoom please contact us using the below form no later than 24 hours prior to the talk to be added to the invitation list. Remember to include your membership number or indicate if you are a guest.
- July 13, 2023, 7:30 pm: Vagrants, Paupers & The Welfare State - Jan Smith
A look at the treatment of the poor from the medieval period to the welfare state. Jan Smith is a retired Hampshire County Archivist with 35 years’ experience.
- August 10, 2023, 7:30 pm: TBA
- September 14, 2023, 7:30 pm: Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind? - Julian Pooley
Julian, Manager of the Surrey History Centre, will describe the history of care for those with mental illness from the 18th century to the 1990s and the records available.
- October 12, 2023, 7:30 pm: Winchester, Bishops, Buildings, And Bones – Part 3 - Andrew Negus
By popular demand Andrew, Historian and Blue Badge Guide, returns with Part 3.
- November 9, 2023, 7:30 pm: The History Of Dunmow Hill – Part 2 – The Higgins Family - Rosemary & Graham Mist
Where did the money come from and how did the Higgins family get to buy so much land in Fleet?
- December 1, 2023, 7:30 pm: Christmas Party & Member’s Evening – From Post To Person
The Group is currently run by committee. They can be contacted using the form on this page.
Find Us Here:
United Reform Church Hall
2nd Thursday of the month
Contact Fleet & Farnborough Group Organiser
If you would like to know more about the Fleet & Farnborough Group and its forthcoming events, then please contact the group organiser using this form.