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Hampshire Genealogical Society has been encouraging, supporting, and successfully conducting family history research for nearly 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.

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HGS Featured Articles

HGS Research Centre Summer Closure 2014

The HGS Research Centre in Cosham will be closed to personal visitors for the whole of August 2014. The closure is to accommodate stocktaking and holidays. The centre will  close on Fri 1 August and will re-open on Mon 1 September. All other enquiries and orders will be processed as normal.  

HGS Family History Open Day 2014, Basingstoke

The 2014 HGS Open Day for those interested in all aspects of family history will be held on Sunday 12th October, 10am to 4pm at the Everest Community Academy, Oxford Way, BASINGSTOKE, Hampshire RG24 9FP

Hampshire Baptisms 1537 – 1659 (HCD015)

Hampshire Baptism Index 1537-1659, 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 period. Excludes the Isle of Wight. Fully searchable, this comprehensive index is an essential tool for those researching Hampshire ancestry.

Useful Family Tree Information from Portsea Will

How the early Portsea Will of John BIGGNALL provided useful Family Tree information. Family trees can benefit greatly from genealogical information contained in wills. The Portsea will of John BIGGNALL written on 8 February 1684 is a good example, with the large  number of names and relationships of the beneficiaries  he included.  Unfortunately, early parish…

Bishops Sutton Village Booklet

Buy Download Version Now Buy Bishops Sutton Village Booklet Pay and Download now Click on the yellow button to proceed, buy with PayPal and download… Buy Print Version Now Delivery OptionsAll Overseas Customers: Please ensure you select the ‘Overseas by Post’ option from the drop-down box below before submitting your order. UK by Post £3.00…

Solent Tragedy of Gosport Men

Solent Tragedy of Gosport Men

An 1810 Hampshire newspaper carried an appeal for information by the wives of two Gosport men who drowned in a Solent tragedy. Who were these men? A notice appeared in the Hampshire Telegraph on 1 January 1810 from two wives whose husbands were lost following a Solent tragedy. The men were Nicholas JEMISON and William BURTON…

Lasham Village Booklet

Buy Download Version Now Buy Lasham Village Booklet Pay and Download now Click on the yellow button to proceed, buy with PayPal and download… Buy Print Version Now Delivery Options All Overseas Customers: Please ensure you select the ‘Overseas by Post’ option from the drop-down box below before submitting your order. UK by Post £3.00…

HGS 40th AGM and Anniversary Celebration 18 May 2014

The 40th Annual General Meeting and Lecture will be held at the Princess Royal Gallery, Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth PO1 3LJ on Sunday 18th May 2014.

Italian Immigrants in 1861 Hampshire

Italian Immigrants in 1861 Hampshire

Could your Italian ancestors be among the immigrant musicians and entertainers residing in C19th Portsmouth? Use National Archive records to trace them.

HGS Research Centre Summer Closure 2014

The HGS Research Centre in Cosham will be closed to personal visitors for the whole of August 2014. The closure is to accommodate stocktaking and holidays. The centre will  close on Fri 1 August and will re-open on Mon 1 September. All other enquiries and orders will be processed as normal.  

HGS Family History Open Day 2014, Basingstoke

The 2014 HGS Open Day for those interested in all aspects of family history will be held on Sunday 12th October, 10am to 4pm at the Everest Community Academy, Oxford Way, BASINGSTOKE, Hampshire RG24 9FP

Hampshire Baptisms 1537 – 1659 (HCD015)

Hampshire Baptism Index 1537-1659, 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 period. Excludes the Isle of Wight. Fully searchable, this comprehensive index is an essential tool for those researching Hampshire ancestry.

Useful Family Tree Information from Portsea Will

How the early Portsea Will of John BIGGNALL provided useful Family Tree information. Family trees can benefit greatly from genealogical information contained in wills. The Portsea will of John BIGGNALL written on 8 February 1684 is a good example, with the large  number of names and relationships of the beneficiaries  he included.  Unfortunately, early parish…

Bishops Sutton Village Booklet

Buy Download Version Now Buy Bishops Sutton Village Booklet Pay and Download now Click on the yellow button to proceed, buy with PayPal and download… Buy Print Version Now Delivery OptionsAll Overseas Customers: Please ensure you select the ‘Overseas by Post’ option from the drop-down box below before submitting your order. UK by Post £3.00…

Solent Tragedy of Gosport Men

Solent Tragedy of Gosport Men

An 1810 Hampshire newspaper carried an appeal for information by the wives of two Gosport men who drowned in a Solent tragedy. Who were these men? A notice appeared in the Hampshire Telegraph on 1 January 1810 from two wives whose husbands were lost following a Solent tragedy. The men were Nicholas JEMISON and William BURTON…

Lasham Village Booklet

Buy Download Version Now Buy Lasham Village Booklet Pay and Download now Click on the yellow button to proceed, buy with PayPal and download… Buy Print Version Now Delivery Options All Overseas Customers: Please ensure you select the ‘Overseas by Post’ option from the drop-down box below before submitting your order. UK by Post £3.00…