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Objectives of the Hampshire Genealogical Society

The aims and objectives of the Society are to advance the study of family history research.

In furtherance of this the Society will:

  • Collect, publish, co-ordinate and make accessible in the interests of family history any documents or records particularly relating to the county of Hampshire.
  • Promote the preservation and presentation of such documents and records.
  • Hold lectures, outings, meetings and discussions, give advice and guidance and issue publications.

The Society is affiliated to the Federation of Family History Societies (FFHS) to facilitate the exchange of information between other societies and their members.

Latest News

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.


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