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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

RIP Private Herbert Frank French

Herbert Frank FRENCH was born on 21st April 1884 at 11 Hyde Close in Winchester, the illegitimate son of Emily. On 18th January 1908 he married Sarah Ann (Annie) BIGNELL in Meonstoke and then settled in the village to raise their daughters Emily and Ivy. Herbert was initially in the Territorial Army then when WWI […]


Can you help

 We have recently been passed a copy of a photograph with a request for more information, maybe the location or the purpose. A comment with the photo says that the men were in training but didn’t say what for. 


Bigamy in 1820

The Hampshire Chronicle printed on 5th June 1820 carried a brief article on page 4 referring to three prisoners who had been committed to the County Gaol.  One of the prisoners had been accused of bigamy but whereas most bigamists were men this was a woman.


Kingston Cemetery CD

KINGSTON CEMETERY CD   HGS are very pleased to announce that a new CD is now available to buy for Kingston Cemetery, Portsmouth.  The CD costs £10.00 and is available from our Research Centre in Cosham.  It can be purchased in person, by post, through the sales section of our website or through our Bookstall.


RIP Gunner William Talmage

RIP Gunner William Talmage William TALMAGE was born in 1884 in Ramsbury, Wiltshire, and married Ellen Maria KNIGHT in Medstead in 1910.  They had a butcher’s business in West Horsley, Surrey, but when the First World War started William was one of the many who volunteered and joined the Army.


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