Portsmouth HGS Family History Group meet monthly to inspire and help with your research
Welcome to the Portsmouth Group page. This friendly and welcoming group meets monthly, except January and August, in ‘The Links’, Cosham Baptist Church, Havant Road, Cosham, Portsmouth. Doors open at 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start on the second Monday of the month. If the first Monday of the month falls on a Bank Holiday, an alternative date will be arranged.
Our members come from all over the Portsmouth area and we are always pleased to welcome visitors and new members. Parking is available at the church, on the roads opposite, in the car park next to the church (50p an hour at all times), or 50 yards down the road behind the Red Lion pub (free after 6pm). On arrival at the church, go through the main entrance and ‘The Links’ is the meeting room on the left.
Why Join Portsmouth Group?
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 to help others break down ‘brick walls’ in their research and to get assistance with your own. The talks, workshops, and social events also provide a great opportunity to extend knowledge and have fun!
If you have any articles that you would like included on our group page then please contact us, we would be delighted to receive them!
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 request for a particular topic. The meeting is preceded by tea/coffee and biscuits, giving the opportunity for members to chat with each other and the speaker.
HGS Portsmouth Group Events & Meetings
*** We are currently holding virtual meetings using Zoom. If you are interested in attending a talk, 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 12, 2021, 7:30 pm: ** No meeting **
- August 9, 2021, N/A: ** No meeting in August **
- September 13, 2021, 7:30 pm: My Seafaring Ancestors- Kay Lovell - via Zoom
Inspired by family anecdotes she often listened to whilst growing up, Kay tells family stories of murder, tragedy and heroism at sea.
- October 11, 2021, 7:30 pm: Research in the Court of Chancery: an introduction to Chancery Records - Colin Moretti
What was the Court of Chancery, what records are there and how can they be accessed?
- November 8, 2021, 7:30 pm: Victoria Cross Awards of the Hampshire Regiment in WW1 - Nick Saunders
This will discuss the subject’s background, the action in which they were awarded the VC and what happened to them afterwards. It also includes some interesting facts about the founding of the medal and the recipients.
The Group organiser is Fiona Ranger. She can be contacted using the form on this page.
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