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 August and December, 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.
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 now running all our meetings as hybrid meetings, a mixture of in-person and Zoom. If you are interested in joining 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 11, 2022, 7:30 pm: Portsmouth's Roller Skating Past 1875-1950s - Sue Shuttleworth
- August 8, 2022, N/A: ** No meeting in August **
- September 12, 2022, 7:30 pm: To be announced
- October 10, 2022, 7:30 pm: Where's There's a Will there's a way! - Fiona Ranger
Uncovering family secrets through their wills.
- November 14, 2022, 7:30 pm: The Green Bicycle Murder - Paul Stickler
Just after the first world war, a young woman was shot dead as she rode her bicycle along a country lane in Leicestershire. A man seen nearby on a green bicycle needed to be found.
- December 12, 2022, N/A: ** No meeting in December - Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year!
The Group organiser is Fiona Ranger. She can be contacted using the form on this page.
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