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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.

Members not yet registered for the ejournal, and non-members, can view a sample copy here. Registered members can access the latest and many past journals here.

To read the ejournal you will need to have Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader downloaded onto your device.

Latest News

Don’t Always Believe It Update

Duplicate entries in parish registers Resulting from an enquiry recently received in the Research Center a very good example of duplicate entries in registers was found in Nutley and Preston Candover. Admittedly the Nutley entries at that time were all extracted from the Bishops Transcripts but it could be expected that these were only copies […]


Poor Law Union Gazette – 1

Poor Law Union Gazette – 1 Newspapers are a very good source of information on some of our ancestors but they rarely give such detailed information on individuals as that found in the Poor Law Union Gazette. If an ancestor had absconded without paying for the care of his family and left them chargeable to […]


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 […]


Why Go to a HGS Group Meeting?

So why would you want to get up out of your armchair and drag yourself away from your computer to attend a HGS meeting …? There are 13 HGS groups which currently meet monthly at venues around the county: Afternoon Group / Alton / Andover / Basingstoke / Fair Oak / Fareham / Fleet & Farnborough / Gosport / New Milton & […]


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.


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