Ringwood HGS Family History Group meet monthly for Talks and Visits to Inspire and Help with your Research
Welcome to the Ringwood Group page. This friendly and welcoming group meets on the third Wednesday of the month at The Greyfriars Community Centre, Christchurch Road, Ringwood and meetings begin at 7:30pm.
Ringwood is a town in the beautiful New Forest, but people come to our meetings from further afield as well as local. We are always pleased to welcome visitors and new members.
Why Join Us?
Joining your local group provides an opportunity to meet other people who have the same enthusiasm for family history and to share skills and expertise. It’s also an opportunity to help others to break down ‘brick walls’ in their research and to have some help with your own. The talks, workshops, and social events also provide a great opportunity to extend knowledge and have fun!
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 request for a particular topic. The meeting is followed by tea/coffee and biscuits, which gives everyone the opportunity to meet and chat with the speaker and each other.
If you have any articles that you would like included on our group page, please contact us, we would be delighted to receive them.
HGS Ringwood Group Events & Meetings
- March 20, 2019, 7:30 pm: Hidden Depths: The work of Women in the RNLI - Sue Hennessy
- April 17, 2019, 7:30 pm: Tracing Your London Ancestors - Jane Fox
- May 15, 2019, 7:30 pm: Genetics for the Family Historian - Heather Seeley
- June 19, 2019, 7:30 pm: Members' Evening - The HGS Project
- July 17, 2019, 7:30 pm: Members' Evening - Member's Stories
- August 21, 2019, 7:30 pm: Members' Evening - Skittles
- September 18, 2019, 7:30 pm: Black Sheep: There's one in every family - Colin Moretti
- October 16, 2019, 7:30 pm: Research in the 20th Century - Ian Waller
- November 20, 2019, 7:30 pm: Thames Watermen - Pat Hibert
- December 18, 2019, 7:30 pm: Christmas Festivities
The Group organiser is Alison Davis. She can be contacted using the form on this page.
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Greyfriars Community Centre
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HGS on Radio Solent
On Friday 1st February, Radio Solent broadcasted their Sasha Twining Show from the Dolphin Shopping Centre in Poole. Along with two other experts, HGS Chairman and Ringwood Group member Paul Pinhorne, along with Pat and George Hilbert, also from the Ringwood Group were there to help people with their family history research. Many interesting questions […]
Ringwood Community Centre Annual Quiz
Paul Pinhorne, Mary Baldwin and Michael Jenkinson, members of the HGS Ringwood Group took part in the Ringwood Community Centre Annual Quiz last month. The team has won their first match 28-6 against the Anglo-Italian Society. They go through to the final night on 26th March. Can they improve on their runner-up position from last […]
HGS Ringwood Open Mornings
Discovering Skeletons in Family History Finding skeletons in the cupboard is one of the delights of family history! Genealogy, as it is more correctly called, is one of the most popular hobbies and Hampshire Genealogical Society is holding Open Mornings at the Ringwood Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, Ringwood from Monday 10th July through to […]
HGS Ringwood team runners-up in local quiz
Ringwood Community Centre Annual Quiz Several members of the HGS Ringwood Group recently took part in the Ringwood Community Centre Annual Quiz. The team over the 2 nights consisted of Paul Pinhorne, Mary Baldwin, Michael Jenkinson and George Hilbert. The team won their first 2 matches to go through to the final, but were unable […]