HGS Helping You Explore and Research Your Family History

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.

NEW Hampshire Village Booklet Releases

Hartley Mauditt and West Worldham and the parishes of St Leonard and St Nicholas is the latest addition (Aug 2015) to the HGS Village Booklet series of unique research notes for family historians. Other recent titles include Droxford, Upper Clatford and Bramshaw. All are available to order online or download direct from our online shop.

HGS Members Web Login Registration

New or existing HGS Members who have not joined or renewed online, will need to register for a Login and password to access members services on this website. Please complete this form to register.

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!