, 2022-03-08 02:00:00,
AN agreement between the Hampshire Genealogical Society and the Hampshire County Council Office is creating a novel one-stop hub for anyone exploring the history of their family and related enquiries at the Hampshire Record Office, Winchester.
For the past few months HGS volunteers have been manning a Research Desk at the entrance to the HRO search room where anyone exploring any aspect of family history can seek advice free of charge. This includes specific enquiries or general guidance on tackling particular problems.
It is yet another benefit offered by an all-Hampshire society that for many years has provided unequalled facilities for ‘discovering who you are’. With a membership of 1,900 – and slowly rising – HGS is by far the largest group in the county devoted to uncovering the past.
HGS president Dr Nick Barrett. Photo: Alex Rumford
Its President is the celebrated historian, broadcaster and genealogist Dr Nick Barratt, who was the consultant and lead researcher for the first four series of Who Do You Think You Are and is currently working on various projects associated with history and heritage. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, runs Sticks Research Agency and is Director of Learner and Discovery Services at the Open University.
Until last August the HGS Research Centre was based in Cosham, where a dedicated band of volunteers have worked over the years collecting data on a wide front – not only births, marriages…
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