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HGS Helping You Explore and Research Your Family History

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

HGS Hampshire Baptisms Index 1842 - 1874 now available

Make use of the Research Centre and our online services to search a wide range of family history resources, research, and original transcriptions dating back to the 15th century.

Whether your family connections are within Hampshire or outside its borders, as a beginner or an expert, you will receive a warm welcome. Join HGS and you will gain access to an informed and friendly network of fellow family historians.

How Many People Can You Know?

DNA and Facebook. If you go back far enough are you related to everyone and are the rest your friends?

Is a Family Tree a Social Network?

Most family historians enjoy a little detective work, watch this space for some more points to ponder...

HGS Featured Articles

Hardship Cases in a Portsmouth Court

Hardship Cases in a Portsmouth Court

After the Napoleonic wars many suffered hardship that often resulted in lawbreaking and people being taken to court. Among the cases from the Portsmouth Quarter Sessions reported in the Hampshire Telegraph on 27 January 1817, were two that received the compassion of the Portsmouth court. They were William ATRELL who stole 10lbs of cordage and…

How Wills Can Help in Family History

How Wills Can Help in Family History

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

Old Newspaper Articles and Research

Old Newspaper Articles and Research

Snippets from old newspaper articles can add interesting detail to your family history project. HGS researcher Roy Montgomery shares a story he unpicked connecting Hampshire and the Anglo Boer War.

Using DNA as a Tool in Family History

Using DNA as a Tool in Family History

DNA was offered as a tool to genealogists over a decade ago. Why should family historians consider having a test done and how might it further Hampshire family history research?

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!

Enham – Alamein Village for Injured WWI Soldiers

Enham – Alamein Village for Injured WWI Soldiers

The Hampshire village of Enham – Alamein was a rehabilitation village for WWI soldiers financed by a generous gift. If you have a Hampshire family history connection to this area you might be well rewarded by making a visit.

A Hampshire History of Immigration and Emigration

A Hampshire History of Immigration and Emigration

Did your family emigrate to Canada, America or Australia through the port of Southampton Hampshire? If so, then let Hampshire Genealogical Society help you to connect with your Hampshire heritage

News and Notices

NEW Village Booklet Releases

New Village Booklets have just been released (Oct 2014) for the villages of Bentley, Silchester, Tichborne and Warnford. These  four  latest additions to our popular Village Booklet series by Roy Montgomery are all now available to order or download via the Publications page.  

Hampshire Baptisms 1842 –  1874 (HCD016)

Hampshire Baptisms 1842 – 1874 (HCD016)

Hampshire Baptism Index 1842 to 1874, for those with an interest in their Hampshire ancestry. The complete index to baptisms from the Church of England parish registers in mainland Hampshire for that part of the 19th Century. Excludes the Isle of Wight but includes the Royal Marine Artillery Church at Eastney, otherwise known as the Crinoline Church, with the registers held at The National Archive (TNA), Kew. Fully searchable, this comprehensive index is an essential tool for those researching their Hampshire ancestry.

Windows 8 CD Solutions

If using HGS CD with a Windows computer running Windows 8, you may experience difficulties with Autorun not working. We have advice on how to solve the problem.

HGS Publications by Post

If you prefer to order HGS publications by post, you can download the HGS Publications List from the new HGS website

HGS Members Web Login Registration

If you are an existing HGS Member and you do not have your Login for our New Members services then please complete this form to receive your Login and password. If you are wanting to Renew or Join Online then use the red buttons BUT if you pay by Cheque or direct debit then this form is how you register for your login…