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 at 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start on the first Monday of the month (except January and August) in ‘The Links’, Cosham Baptist Church, Havant Road, Cosham, Portsmouth.
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 going ‘virtual’ for some of our meetings. To attend these meetings, please contact the Group Organiser to be added to the invitation list.
- December 7, 2020, 7:00 pm: ** No meeting in December - Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
- January 11, 2021, 7:30 pm: Organising Your Research With Evernote - Phil Isherwood - via Zoom
Best known, and arguably most useful, of a family of recent technology tools that helps users with note taking, organising, task management and archiving. Its usefulness for genealogy has been recognised by many in recent years. Phil will explain what the application is, how it works and show practical examples of how he has used it to transform the organisation of his genealogy projects.
The Group organiser is Fiona Ranger. She can be contacted using the form on this page.
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