Hampshire Family History Society

Hampshire Family History Society - Hampshire Genealogical Society was formed in 1973 to promote and encourage genealogical research. It now has nearly 4000 members Worldwide.

Contact Information


Hampshire Genealogiocal Societry
52 Northern Road



Society Resource Centre

Their resource centre is located at 52 Northern Road, Cosham, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 3DP. 

Centre Parking

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 ensure 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.

Resources at the Centre

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

Research Service

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.

Society Publications

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

Unwanted Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates

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

Isle of Wight Family History Society

This group is listed under Isle of Wight

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