Visiting the Centre
Address: 52 Northern Road, Cosham, Portsmouth, Hants. PO6 3DP
Telephone: 02392 387000
|Tuesday, Wednesday, 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).
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. Admittedly the Nutley entries at that time were all extracted from the Bishops Transcripts but it could be expected that these were only copies […]
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. If an ancestor had absconded without paying for the care of his family and left them chargeable to […]
Ringwood Community Centre Annual Quiz
Paul Pinhorne, Mary Baldwin and Michael Jenkinson, members of the HGS Ringwood Group took part in the Ringwood Community Centre Annual Quiz last month. The team has won their first match 28-6 against the Anglo-Italian Society. They go through to the final night on 26th March. Can they improve on their runner-up position from last […]
Why Go to a HGS Group Meeting?
So why would you want to get up out of your armchair and drag yourself away from your computer to attend a HGS meeting …? There are 13 HGS groups which currently meet monthly at venues around the county: Afternoon Group / Alton / Andover / Basingstoke / Fair Oak / Fareham / Fleet & Farnborough / Gosport / New Milton & […]
Hampshire County Lunatic Asylum
Hampshire County Lunatic Asylum In the 1840s there was a legal requirement for every county to have its own asylum, the result being that Hampshire purchased the land at Knowle Farm near Fareham in order to construct the Hampshire County Lunatic Asylum.