Hampshire Family History

This section of our website is dedicated to Hampshire Family History Resources.  We’ll be including genealogical information of interest to Family Historians and genealogists researching Hampshire Family History.  There will be information on Births, Marriages and Deaths records, Parish Records and local Family History Groups in the county of Hampshire, England, UK.

The Hampshire Genealogical Society

This is a very active society with a Research Centre and 14 Family History Groups meeting at Alton, Andover, Basingstoke, Fair Oak, Fareham, Fleet & Farnborough, Gosport, New Forest, New Milton & Christchurch, Portsmouth, Ringwood, Romsey and Southampton and an afternoon group.

Hampshire Record Office

This record office provides historical documents preserved over up to several hundreds of years old.

Births, marriages and deaths

Here are some very useful Hampshire Genealogy pages on the FindmyPast website:

Births

Hampshire Baptisms 1752-1851

Marriages

Hampshire Marriages – 1754-1837

Burials – including memorial inscriptions

Hampshire Burials – 1400-1850

Electoral register records

Hampshire, Portsmouth – Electoral Register Roll – 1835-1873

Hampshire Newspaper Archives

Local Newspaper Archives and Historical Newspapers can provide invaluable information for Family History Researchers and are a great resource. Information can often be found that is not found in Parish Records, or Censuses. At Family History, we are able to provide a direct link to Hampshire Newspaper Archives from a variety of historical newspapers, covering different time periods. Here is the link and information on the historic Hampshire Newspapers and the time periods they cover:

British Newspaper Archives – historic newspaper records in the Hampshire area
– News and records from the historical newspapers listed below

Local newspaper recordsRecord years
Aldershot Military Gazette1859-1870
1872-1873
1875-1887
1889-1890
1918
Hampshire Advertiser1823-1828
1830-1832
1834-1849
1851-1852
1854-1863
1865
1867-1895
1897
1899-1907
1914-1923
Hampshire Chronicle1772-1798
1800-1870
1881-1890
1895-1909
Hampshire Telegraph1799-1878
1880-1910
1912-1914
Petersfield Express1879
Portsmouth Evening News1878-1883
1885-1886
1889-1895
1897
1899-1916
1920-1927
1929-1944
1949-1955
Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette1850-1871
Southern Echo1889
1891-1896
1901-1910