Welcome to the International Group!
This Group has been created to cater for HGS members worldwide and our aim is to provide online talks and presentations to inspire and help you with your research.
Wherever you are in the world, if you have Hampshire roots, this is a chance to join us online and get to know us better. Our speakers will be able to tell you more about the places where your ancestors lived and worked as well as covering a wider range of topics relevant to any family historian researching ancestors in England and Wales.
Joining this group will provide an opportunity for you to meet online with other people who share the same enthusiasm for their Hampshire ancestry. Skills and expertise can be shared during discussions and, whilst perhaps helping others break down ‘brick walls’ in their research, you may have some help with your own.
If you have ideas or requests for talks or discussion topics, please do get in touch to let us know.
Group Events & Meetings
These meetings will be held every two months. If we are given permission to record, a meeting may be repeated at a time to benefit members from other parts of the world. To attend a meeting, please contact the Group Organisers by completing the form on this page. You will then be added to the invitation list. Remember to include your membership number or indicate if you are a guest.
- June 5, 2021, 10:00 am: Royal Flying Corps and Hampshire - Colonel Paul Beaver - via Zoom
- August 4, 2021, 8:00 pm: 20 million bricks: The history of Bursledon Brickworks - Carolyn Haynes - via Zoom
The history of England's last remaining Victorian steam-driven brickworks. How a Quaker family from Middlesex set up the business and created one of the first brickmaking factories. The venture was successful and Bursledon Brick Company was eventually making 20 million bricks a year. It operated between 1897 and 1974, surviving two world wars. It employed 150 men and was an important part of the local economy. Situated between Winchester, Portsmouth and Southampton, Bursledon bricks were used for much of the building in the area.
- October 2, 2021, 10:00 am: Finding Records for your English and Welsh Ancestors - Fiona Ranger - via Zoom
The talk will include why and when the records were created and what is available online.
- December 1, 2021, 8:00 pm: Christmas traditions in England and Wales - Kay Lovell - via Zoom
Christmas traditions in England and Wales with an opportunity for members to discuss their own traditions.
The Group Co-Organisers are Fiona Ranger and Kay Lovell. They can be contacted using the form below.