Welcome to the Romsey HGS Family History Group page!
We meet monthly for talks and visits to inspire and help your research
Come and meet us face to face; you’ll find us friendly and welcoming. Meetings are held at 7.30pm in Crosfield Hall (Annexe), in the centre of Romsey, on the first Monday of the month or the Tuesday following a Bank Holiday. There is plenty of room in the large car park and, being in the evening, the parking is free! Romsey is a small market town where you will find a famous Norman Abbey, once the church of a Benedictine nunnery, and Broadlands, the home of former Prime Minister Lord Palmerston and more latterly Earl Mountbatten of Burma.Our Group Members come from both the town itself and surrounding villages.
Why Join HGS Romsey?
Joining your local group provides a platform for you to meet other people who have the same enthusiasm for family history as you do. It also provides an opportunity to share skills and expertise in helping each other break down ‘brick walls’ in their research and have some help with your own. The talks, workshops, and social events provide a great opportunity to extend your knowledge and have fun!
If you have any articles that you would like included on our group page, then we would be delighted to hear from you!
Sometimes our Group meetings feature a talk from a speaker on a family history related subject; at other times we hold Members’ Evenings which are usually arranged around members’ interests or a request for a particular topic.
HGS Romsey 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, 7:30 pm: Christmas meeting with ‘at home’ refreshments + British Christmas Traditions – Kay Lovell - via Zoom
- February 1, 2021, 7:30 pm: The National Archives – Les Mitchinson - via Zoom
- March 1, 2021, 7:30 pm: Secrets and Lies: adventures in family history – Frances Hurd - via Zoom
- April 12, 2021, 7:30 pm: My Website – Kay Lovell + Members’ accounts of how they share their family history with others (via Zoom if necessary)
- May 10, 2021, 7:30 pm: Members’ Evening - “Making the Most of the British Newspaper Archive” 1 hour video (via Zoom if necessary)
- June 7, 2021, 7:30 pm: Don’t Believe Everything You’re Told – Jane Fox (via Zoom if necessary)
- July 5, 2021, 7:30 pm: Lifting the Lid – Miranda Pender
- August 2, 2021, N/A: ** No meeting in August **
- September 6, 2021, 7:30 pm: Bringing it up to date: Research in the 20th Century - Dave Annal
- November 1, 2021, 7:30 pm: Dad’s Army Fact & Fiction – Steve Roberts - via Zoom
- December 6, 2021, 7:30 pm: Christmas meeting + refreshments - “Christmas Traditions Around the World” – Kay Lovell
The Group organiser is Kay Lovell. She can be contacted using the form on this page.
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