Family History Societies -
Hampshire to Herefordshire

This section lists county associations from Hampshire to Herefordshire providing details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Hampshire

Hampshire Genealogical Society:

Address:

Hampshire Genealogiocal Societry
52 Northern Road
Cosham
Portsmouth
Hampshire
PO6 3DP

E-Mail:

secretary@hgs-online.org.uk

Information:

The association was formed in 1973 in order to encourage genealogical research. It now has nearly 4000 members Worldwide.

Their resource centre is located at 52 Northern Road, Cosham, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 3DP.  Limited parking is available at the Centre, but car parks are available in Cosham centre.  Parking is accessible at the Centre for disabled visitors, but you are asked to contact them in advance so they can make sure a place is available for you.

If travelling by public transport, the train station is within walking distance, and Stagecoach and First Bus buses both stop nearby.

Many resources are available, which include:

  • Bankruptcy Records
  • Criminal Records
  • Baptisms 1537-1874
  • Burials 1400-1865
  • County History Books
  • Hampshire Family Historian Surnames
  • Hampshire Militia Muster Rolls
  • Land Tax Records
  • Local History Books relating to Hampshire Towns, Cities and Villages
  • Marriages 1538-1837 (Some Quaker and Roman Catholic included)
  • Removal and Settlement Orders
  • Wills Beneficiaries

National Indexes are also available, which include:

  • British Isles Vital Records (2nd Edition)
  • FFHS Burial Index (3rd Edition)
  • Reference Books
  • Trade Directories

The Society is prepared to search their index for a specific name, but they make a charge to people wishing to take advantage of this service.

Some publications are sold by the Society, which include:

  • Alan Godfrey Historical Maps
  • Baptism Indexes 1537-1874
  • Burial Indexes 1400-1841, 1838-1865
  • Eve McLaughlin Guides
  • Hampshire Family Historian Vols. 1-10
  • Marriage Indexes 1538-1837
  • Memorial Inscriptions
  • Parish Register Indexes
  • Portsmouth WEA Local History Books
  • Reference Books
  • Village Booklets

Many unwanted birth, death and marriage certificates are also held by the society.  A list of these is available on their site.

Website: 
http://www.hgs-familyhistory.com/ 

Isle of Wight FHS:

This group is listed under Isle of Wight




Herefordshire

Herefordshire FHS:

Address (Secretary):

Norman Price
c/o Herefordshire Family History Society
48 Warren Road
Tewkesbury
Gloucestershire
GL20 8QR

E-Mail:

secretary@herefordshirefhs.org.uk 

Information:

The association was formed in 1980 and has approximately 850 members worldwide.

Many publications are available for sale, including:

  • 1818 Poll for Herefordshire
  • 1834 Register of Electors for the city of Hereford
  • 1851, 1891, 1901 Census CDs
  • 1852 & 1857 Hereford County Poll Books
  • 1858 History, Topography and Directory of Herefordshire
  • 1891 Kellys Directory
  • Burial Index 1813-1839
  • Herefordshire FHS Journal (Herefordiensis) Five volumes April 1980-January 1995
  • Herefordshire Parish Registers in HARC
  • Herefordshire Bishops Transcripts in HARC
  • Maps
  • Marriage Indexes 1538-1957
  • Memorial Inscriptions
  • Photographs of Herefordshire Churches
  • Robinson's 'A History of the Mansions and Manors of Herefordshire'
  • Robinson's 'The Castles of Herefordshire and their Lords'
  • School Records in HARC
  • War Memorial Index

A list of surnames currently being researched by members is also available.

Website: 
http://www.herefordshirefhs.org.uk 



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