HGS Quarterly Journal – The Hampshire Family Historian
The journal of the Hampshire Genealogical Society is published quarterly. All fully paid up members receive it in March, June, September and December.
You may choose to receive each edition via the website or as a printed copy by post. By choosing the electronic version you will be helping the Society keep costs to a minimum, but please be aware that you cannot change your choice more than once.
The electronic journal; it is now presented in a page-turning format which enables it to be read on any device as you would a magazine – pc, tablet, iPad, smartphone, eBook reader etc. You can save any page as a pdf, zoom in and out, and search. You are also able to print out all or part of the journal.
To read the ejournal you will need to have Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader downloaded onto your device.
Hampshire County Lunatic Asylum
Hampshire County Lunatic Asylum In the 1840s there was a legal requirement for every county to have its own asylum, the result being that Hampshire purchased the land at Knowle Farm near Fareham in order to construct the Hampshire County Lunatic Asylum.
Don’t Always Believe It
Don’t Always Believe It The tendency is to accept what appears in official documents as being correct. As usual there are always exceptions to the rules and in genealogy there can be quite a few.
Village Booklet – 095 Highclere – is now available.
Highclere (VB095) is a long, narrow parish running south from the Berkshire county border just west of the A34. The southern part is on the Hampshire Downs with woodland and parkland covering most of the north. Highclere Park, including Highclere Castle, which is famous for the TV series Downton Abbey, is the well known building […]
Portsmouth Methodist Orange Street Register
Mixed Methodist details in Portsmouth Orange Street Methodist Independent register Many interesting entries appear in the 1785 to 1837 Methodist Independent register for the Orange Street chapel. Some entries include the address where baptisms took place while others have additional details. An example was Octavius Henry JACKSON who was born on 6 February 1829 […]
Closure of the New Forest Group
Sadly our New Forest Group held its last meeting in December. The very first meeting was held at the home of Jacqueline Stone on the 14th June 1980, but over the past two years attendance has dropped off making it not viable to continue the meetings. Mike Hobbs, who has been the group co-ordinator for […]