Includes Surrounding County Family History Societies

Archive Britain Campaign
Updated 15 May 2005

The Campaign promotes the preservation of archive material by digitisation and making the information available on CD-ROM and hard copy at a reasonable price. CD-ROMS of Local Trade Directories available by Mail Order or downloadable. Products include Stevens and Chamberlains Portsmouth Directory 1886-1887 each containing over 1,000 pages of Portsmouth Local Information from Victorian times. Pescott Frost Portsmouth Dockyard Photographs Volume I 1901-1904, Volume II 1904-1906, Volume III 1906-1907, Volume IV 1907-1909, Volume V 1910-1911 and Volume VI 1911-1914.

Association of Genealogical Research Agents (AGRA) The Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives (AGRA) was founded to maintain and promote high standards of professional conduct in the field of genealogy and the reporting of historical research.
Barnes Books - Military History They sell from their online bookshop pre-owned, antiquarian, used, second-hand, out-of-print, rare, old and collectors editions of military, naval and aviation books, pamphlets, prints, maps and ephemera. We also stock a wide range of British and United Kingdom topography, together with local and family history items.
Berkshire FHS Berkshire Family History Society
Bitterne Local History Society Bitterne Local History Society. A Society dedicated to the study and research of the history of Southampton in general, but with particular reference to the City areas east of the River Itchen, namely Bitterne, Bitterne Park, Harefield, Itchen, Merry Oak, Midanbury, Peartree, Sholing, Thornhill, Townhill Park, Weston and Woolston.
Botley Registers Complete Botley registers on-line
The Changing Seasons
The website that deals with the histories of the places and people in Northern Hampshire in England. The Changing Seasons is the trade name being used by historian and author Ken Smallbone to publish his own private research of local places and people in northern Hampshire.
Chiltern Heraldry Group
Added 7 February 2008
The Chiltern Heraldry Group is an association who meet for occasional excursions and social gatherings and to receive and present talks and displays of armorial and antiquarian interest. Customarily six lectures are arranged each year, each lasting about an hour, normally held on Saturday afternoons in the autumn and spring at small village halls in the Chilterns and Thames Valley region.
Churches in Hampshire Churches in Hampshire and interesting Dates in History.
Dorset Family History Society
Updated 15 March 2007
For people in Dorset or people with Dorset ancestors.
Eastbourne FHS "Family Roots" - Family History Society for Eastbourne & District
Family History at Cowplain
Added 27 June 2009
Family History Group at Age Concern Cowplain is an informal group for those who wish to trace their ancestors, where & how they lived. The Family History group meets at The Borrow Centre, London Road, Cowplain, Hampshire.
GENUKI for Hampshire Hampshire and Isle of Wight Genealogy
Hampshire Family History and Local History
Updated 28 Feb 2010
Compiled by Alan McGowan
Isle of Wight FHS Isle of Wight Family History Society
Poor Law Unions, etc Poor Law Unions and Workhouses in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight - Alan McGowan
Hampshire Constabulary History Society
Updated 31 January 2009
You can apply, by e-mail on the site, for copies of their police ancestor's personnel records
Hampshire Record Office Hampshire Record Office
Memorials in Portsmouth The pages with ships memorials have links to dozens of sites with names
Havant War Memorial Inscriptions These have been recorded by Jane Dabbs
Headley Village Website Includes an index to the Monumental Inscriptions for All Saints, Headley.
Highfield Church (formally known as ChristChurch, Portswood).
Added 20 March 2010
The site is full of information about the former hamlet of Highfield, South Stoneham, but now part of Southampton, Hampshire. It is not a commercial site, just an archive of great information for those searching for ancestors, or wanting to find a grave, or just interested in the history of the area.
Lower Test Valley Archaeological Study Group To discover, research, record, and publicise historical and archæological material relevant to the past of Romsey, Nursling, Wellow, and the near vicinity. The Group accepts and copies historic documents before depositing them with the relevant bodies (usually Hampshire Record Office). It also stores material when the donors wish it to remain in the town, and advises those owners who prefer to keep their documents. Artefacts are treated in a similar way
Manorial Documents Register The Manorial Documents Register (MDR) identifies the nature and location of manorial records. The MDR is partially computerised – Wales, the Isle of Wight, Hampshire, Norfolk, the three Ridings of Yorkshire, Surrey, Middlesex, Cumberland, Westmorland, Lancashire North of the Sands (the Furness area, part of Cumbria since 1974), Berkshire and Buckinghamshire are available online. See Search the MDR. However the majority of the counties have not yet been computerised and information is still only available by visiting our searchroom or writing in with an enquiry.
The Mary Rose Trust The Mary Rose is the only 16th century warship on display anywhere in the world. Built between 1509 and 1511, she was one of the first ships able to fire a broadside, and was a firm favourite of King Henry VIII. After a long and successful career, she sank accidentally during an engagement with the French fleet in 1545. Her rediscovery and raising were seminal events in the history of nautical archaeology.
The History of the New Forest New Forest History by Graham Cooper.
Pamber Heath Archives This site is to eventually hold a lot of historical information of use to genealogists, as well as local historians, about people, places and events of this north Hampshire village - trade directory information, information from maps, census records, parish register records, photographs etc. by Raymond West, Local Historian
Phillimore The local and family history publishers now have their website, you can browse their catalogue and make purchases using their secure credit card system
Portsmouth Streets and their History (WEA Publications) Information for Local Historians by the Editor of the widely acclaimed WEA Publications. The site includes a great deal of local information on houses, shops and pubs from documentation sources in the Portsmouth Record Office. Or start from his home page.
Portsmouth Museums Service The access page for all Portsmouth Museum Services
Ryde Social Heritage Group
Added 7 February 2008
Ryde Social Heritage Group, Isle of Wight, formed in 2002 aims to widen the appreciation of local history, help support people to learn about Ryde’s past and their own local histories, and record and preserve the local history of Ryde, Isle of Wight.

The Group is researching the social history of the citizens of Ryde, documenting their lives and businesses, recording their places of burial including the memorial inscriptions, and promoting and publishing the findings in electronic and printed formats.

Silchester List of Parishioners & Friends contributing to a Farewell Gift to the Rev. E.C. & Mrs Hetherington, Silchester, August, 1st 1925
Somerset and Dorset FHS Somerset and Dorset Family History Society
Southampton City Archives Southampton Archives hold a rich variety of records relating to the city and its people from 1199 to the present day. If you want to explore any aspect of Southampton's past, trace your family tree or research the history of your house or street, we may have sources here to help. You can consult our collections in the comfortable Reading Room in the basement of the south block of the Civic Centre.
Southampton City Libraries Discover the history of Southampton. The Local History Collection has material on Southampton’s history from the Saxon period to the present day. You can find out about any period of the city’s history using books, maps, historical records, illustrations and newspapers.

You can even find out something of the history of your house. You can trace your family tree using a collection of local censuses, parish registers and street directories, and use our computers to access remote genealogical databases, e.g. Familysearch and the 1901 Census Website.
Friends of Southampton Old Cemetery
Updated 7 February 08
The "Friends of Southampton Old Cemetery" - FoSOC for short - a group of enthusiasts interested in the history and condition of the Old Cemetery in Southampton. On their site you can find out about Southampton burials, wildlife in cemeteries and caring for old graves. Volunteers can help visitors locate their graves of interest in Southampton Old Cemetery.
South Stoneham Tithe Map Tithe maps covering the Civil Parish of West End
Titchfield History Society Titchfield History Society
Little Woodham The Living History Village of Little Woodham is dedicated to recreating English rural life in the South of England during 1642.
West End Local History Society Museum & Heritage Centre. The Society, formed in 1996, exists to provide a focus for those interested in the very varied local history of the West End area of Southern Hampshire.
Weeke Local History Website
Added 18 April 2008
An HGS Member's site dedicated to the history of the parish of Weeke. Weeke is close to Winchester in Hampshire, England.
West Surrey FHS West Surrey Family History Society
Wiltshire FHS Wiltshire Family History Society

 

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