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 as an electronic download 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.
We have changed the way we offer the electronic download; it is now presented in a page-turning format which enables it to be read as you would a magazine on any device – pc, tablet, iPad, smartphone, eBook reader etc. You can download 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.
Research Centre temporary closure Unfortunately due to unavailability of enough volunteers the Research Centre will not be able to open on Friday 25 August and Friday 1 September. After this the regular opening hours will apply unless otherwise stated. Roy Montgomery, HGS Research Room
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 […]
Hardship Cases in a Portsmouth Court – Correction
HGS member David Hall has kindly pointed out an error in the original post I added to the website in October 2014. I had incorrectly stated that William Jeremiah ATRILL married Elizabeth GRIFFITHS on 2 July 1808. These details are correct but the William in the court case was a labourer who married Elizabeth THOMPSON in Alverstoke […]
Latest Village Booklet – No 92 Bramdean – is available now
Bramdean (VB092) is a comprehensive study of the history of this rural Hampshire village and the parish of St Simon and St Jude, along with the tin church on Bramdean Common originally built for the travelling community. It is located nine miles east of Winchester and four miles south-east of Alresford on the A272. A […]
Were you a Beverley Babe?
Beverley Babes The Royal Naval and Royal Marine Maternity Home As Britain prepared for the possibility of going to war with Germany, the Southsea based Royal Naval and Royal Marine Maternity Home, known as Bowland, made plans to evacuate their premises, with patients and staff to be taken to Beverley House, Wickham. On the 1st […]