HGS Helping You Explore and Research Your Family History

***HGS Family History Open Day***

Sunday 11 October, 10 am to 4 pm

Everest Community Academy, Basingstoke, RG24 9FP

Quality Speakers * Over 30 Stalls * Refreshments

*FREE Admission*


Hampshire Genealogical Society has been encouraging, supporting, and successfully conducting family history research for over 40 years since it was founded in 1974. It is run entirely by volunteer members who want to help you explore your family history.

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Hampshire Family History Open Day 2015

The HGS Open Day 2015 is on Sunday 11th October, 10am to 4pm at the Everest Community Academy, Oxford Way, BASINGSTOKE, Hampshire RG24 9FP. A must for everyone tracing their family history. Check here for all you need to know about HGS Open Day.

HGS Open Day Special Offers

Check out HGS Open Day Special Offers here. Available on the day for all visitors to HGS Hampshire Family History Open Day 2015. Don’t miss out, visit us at Everest Community Academy, Basingstoke, 10am to 4pm, Sunday 11 October 2015.

HGS Open Day Speakers 2015

HGS are pleased to welcome three excellent guest speakers to Open Day 2015 – Kirsty Gray, Dr Kathy Chater, David Annal.
Grab the opportunity to hear their fascinating talks for FREE at HGS Open Day, Everest Community Academy, Basingstoke on 11 October 2015.

HGS Featured Articles

Greywell Remarriage in 1855

Greywell Remarriage in 1855

Francis FREEMAN and Sarah Ann ROGERS from Odiham, Hampshire had legally married in 1854. The Hampshire Advertiser reports how they were then induced by their local curate in Greywell to a re-marriage in 1855.

Hampshire Murder in Swanwick, 1899

Hampshire Murder in Swanwick, 1899

The 1899 Hampshire murder of young Dorcas HOUGHTON resulted in nationwide publicity.
Eighteen year old Dorcas was killed in Swanwick by her jilted boyfriend Charles MAIDMENT aged 22. Despite a plea of insanity Charles was found guilty and hanged 3 months later.

1855 Portsea Hospital Bed Shortage

1855 Portsea Hospital Bed Shortage

An 1855 Portsea Hospital bed shortage raised concerns when a man who was turned away later died.

How Wills Can Help your Family History Research

How Wills Can Help your Family History Research

Wills are a valuable resource for family historians. See how HGS researcher Roy Montgomery used an old will to reveal new information about a Hampshire shopkeeper.

The History of Hampshire Genealogical Society

HGS germinated from a single advert in Portsmouth Library in October 1973. It invited all those interested in genealogy to get in touch – and they did!