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.
Faccombe village booklet now available
Faccombe village booklet now available Faccombe, (VB099) is located south of the Berkshire County border and a short distance north-west of the A343. This road runs south from Newbury to Andover, the latter being 9 miles away to the south-west.
Changes at the Ringwood Group
New Group Organiser at Ringwood After 15 years, Paul Pinhorne is stepping down from leading the Ringwood Group to concentrate on his recent appointment as Chairman of the Hampshire Genealogical Society.
Tragedy off Hurst Castle
Identical reports in the Hampshire Chronicle and Hampshire Telegraph, both published on 14th February 1820, describe a tragedy that happened off Hurst Castle on Friday 5th February.
Benefits of the Wills Beneficiary Index (WBI)
Benefits of the Wills Beneficiary Index (WBI) Wills can be a wonderful source of information for family historians. The WBI, centred on Hampshire, contains the names of people that have been extracted by volunteers from many of the wills that are held in the HRO.
Poor Law Union Gazette – 2
Another interesting entry appeared in the Poor Law Union Gazette on 25 April 1857 naming Lewis POSNER, formerly of Southampton, who the Southampton Union would like to get their hands on.