Visiting the Centre
Address: 52 Northern Road, Cosham, Portsmouth, Hants. PO6 3DP
Telephone: 02392 387000
|Tuesday, Thursday and Friday||– 10.00 am to 1.00 pm|
NB: Booking is essential if internet access is required. It is possible to visit at a later time by prior arrangement.
How to find us:
The HGS Research Centre is situated on the southbound carriageway of the A3 Northern Road, just before you reach the fire station and roundabout. We are the end building, next to the driveway signposted for ‘Car Tek’.
Parking at the centre is very limited. However there are several Cosham centre car parks a short walk away.
Disabled visitors can park outside the Centre, but please arrange with us in advance so we can vacate a space for you. We also have ground floor disabled facilities adjacent to the Research Centre.
Public Transport – We are within walking distance of Cosham train station and are close to bus routes from all directions (both Stagecoach and First Bus).
Winchester Independent Register – RG4-726
The registers for the Independent Chapel start in 1716 and many entries contain useful details. The spelling of the names written here are exactly as they were written into the register. Different ministers conducting the baptisms decided to record different items of information in addition to the dates and names.
Over Wallop village booklet now available
Over Wallop, once also known as Upper Wallop, (VB097) is located west of the A343 with the B3084 running through the Wallop valley from south-east to north-west. The Wallop Brook rises in the parish and flows south-east. The hamlet of Palestine is in the north
Stratfield Saye village booklet now available
Stratfield Saye village booklet Stratfield Saye (VB096) is located west of the A33 with the Berkshire county border along the Roman road to Silchester forming the parish boundary to the north. Originally the parish included Beech Hill in Berkshire until 1868 when that hamlet became a civil and ecclesiastical parish.
Don’t Always Believe It Update
Duplicate entries in parish registers Resulting from an enquiry recently received in the Research Center a very good example of duplicate entries in registers was found in Nutley and Preston Candover.
Poor Law Union Gazette – 1
Poor Law Union Gazette – 1 Newspapers are a very good source of information on some of our ancestors but they rarely give such detailed information on individuals as that found in the Poor Law Union Gazette.