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The Hampshire Genealogical Society is a registered charity run entirely by volunteers and has been promoting and encouraging the study of family history research since its formation in 1974.

In pursuit of these objectives the Society has collected, transcribed, published and made accessible, in various formats, a large catalogue of Family History Records, data and historical documents relating to the County of Hampshire. The results of this work are available at our Research Centre in Cosham where we provide research facilities and where we are able to advise, guide and assist those wishing to further their research. We are very keen to have the research centre used by as many people as possible; therefore, visitors will find a warm welcome awaits them.

A range of Society publications and data CDs is available to purchase from the Research Centre, as well as through our website or from our Bookstall when it is in attendance at Family History events throughout the year. For prices, either check the website Shop or contact Sales in the Cosham office.

The Centre is staffed by volunteer members of the Society, with varying degrees of expertise in family history research. We share a common interest and enthusiasm for Family History and, if we cannot answer your question ourselves, we usually know someone who can. We can help you use a computer for research by providing advice on searching the Internet, or do some research with you or for you.

Use of the HGS Research Centre is free but we do welcome donations to help with our running costs.



Latest News

Review of HGS Conference Day 2019

Review of HGS Conference Day 2019 Our third conference day was held on 15th June and was attended by 150 delegates.   In the luxury of the Fair Oak Suite of the Macdonald Hotel and Spa, Botley, everyone took advantage of the opportunity to catch up with old friends and meet new ones.

HGS Conference Day – Rosalind McCutcheon – Fact Sheet

The factsheet from Ros McCutcheon’s excellent talk at our recent Conference Day can be accessed via the following Link: Irish-Poor-Handout-June-2019-Ros-McCutcheon (1)  

Wield village booklet now available

Wield, (VB103) is a small parish consisting of two settlements, Upper and Lower Wield, with Upper Wield being the principle one including the parish church. Wield is 6 miles west of Alton and 6 miles north-north-east of Alresford.

New Item in the Members Area

We are delighted to announce that we have a new set of data in our members area.  The Muster Roll of the 2nd Battalion Hampshire Regiment dated 1889,  by kind permission of two of our members, Kay and Dave Lovell,

Wield MI Correction

As with all data that gets indexed or transcribed there is always the possibility that information can be misread due to bad handwriting or general aging. Whilst preparing information for the forthcoming village booklet on Wield I have found a prime example of this.

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