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Please use the online Contact form on this page to make a general enquiry to HGS or one of its Officers.

For specific enquiries regarding family history searches please use the contact form under the Research Centre link.

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HGS Officers

  • Chairman – Dolina Clarke
  • Secretary – Gwen Newland
  • Treasurer – Ann-Marie Shearer

 

Address and Contact Details

Hampshire Genealogical Society
52 Northern Road
Cosham
Portsmouth
Hampshire PO6 3DP
Telephone: 02392 387000
Website: www.hgs-familyhistory.com

 

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Hampshire County Lunatic Asylum

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Don’t Always Believe It

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Village Booklet – 095 Highclere – is now available.

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Portsmouth Methodist Orange Street Register

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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 […]


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