Family History Group

Hampshire Genealogical Society

(Family History)

The Waltham Chase branch of the Hampshire Genealogical Society (HGS) meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month at Waltham Chase Village Hall from 7.30pm.

We always welcome new members, so if you are interested in tracing your family history and meeting like-minded people, please do come along to the Group, where you will receive a warm welcome and help with your research.

In June Jill Daniels, accompanied by husband Tom,  gave us an interesting insight into the Titanic disaster, concentrating not on the actual sinking, but on the local Southampton people who were part of the ill-fated voyage as either passengers or crew.  Excellently illustrated with photographs Jill was able to relate many personal stories of those lost and those who survived, pointing out that many descendants of those onboard still live in the Southampton area. Also illustrated were the many Titanic memorials in Southampton and other countries which show how the lost were commemorated.  Jill’s talk was, as usual, full of fascinating information and insight helping us to realise the immensity of this disaster and the very strong family connection with it that remains in Southampton today.

24 Jul:  Members Evening – ‘Brickwalls’.  If you are ‘stuck’ with your research, bring along your queries and we will try to find ways to resolve them

28 Aug: George Yalden – ‘Work of the Railwaymen’

25 Sep:  Steve Harris: Glamour, Gum Boots and Jersey Cows

SUNDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER  The HGS Open Day will be held at Horndean Technology College, Merchistoun Road, Hordean PO8 9PQ from 10.00am to 4.00pm.  There will be many county Family History Society stands, genealogy supplies, new and second hand family and local history books and many other stands.  There will also be three talks:  11.00am Mark Bayley ‘Breaking Down Brickwalls’, 1.00pm Celia Heritage; ‘How far did your ancestors travel’ and 2.00pm; lt. Col Colin Bullied ‘A Short History of the Hampshire Regiment and the Museum’

Light refreshments available and FREE ADMISSION.   Come along and join us for the day.

 Chris can be contacted on 01489 895462 or at for information about the HGS and the Group meetings.  Details of the Group can also now be found on the Web-site for Waltham Chase Village Hall:, or the Waltham Chase Village website.

We look forward to seeing you.

Chris Pavey

Waltham Chase Group Organiser

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One Response to Family History Group

  1. Gary pothecary says:

    I would love to come along. (work commitments allowing)

    Kind wishes


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