Free Guide to Hampshire England Ancestors

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FamilySearch is pleased to announce a new online guide to tracing ancestors in the ceremonial County of Hampshire England. Also known as Southampton, and including the Isle of Wight, Hampshire has a long maritime history. It is the birthplace of the Royal Navy, British Army, and Royal Air Force. The Isle of Wight is a short and enjoyable hovercraft ferry ride away from the mainland. The guide has been published in the FamilySearch Research Wiki.

Features include articles on each of Hampshire's 400+ Anglican parishes loaded with descriptions of records available online at major websites Ancestry.co.uk, FamilyRelatives, FamilySearch.org, FindMyPast.co.uk, FreeReg, TheGenealogist.co.uk, , Google Books, Internet Archive, The Joiner Marriage Index, and The Parish Register Transcription Society.

Most Hampshire parish registers are now available online, if you know where to look for them. The guide includes the ancient city of Winchester, once England's capital, including information about Cathedral records and Winchester's dozen parish churches. Genealogists will find tables describing where to find parish registers online, maps to pinpoint places Hampshire ancestors lived, find wills, and find and use major Hampshire archives and libraries, such as the Hampshire Archives and Local Studies, The National Archives, and the Society of Genealogists Library.

Here's an example of what you'll find on a parish page:

Hampshire Parishes

AAbbot’sAnn  • Aldershot  • Alresford  • Alton  • Alverstoke  • Ampfield  • Amport  • Andover  • Andwell  • Appleshaw• Arreton  • Ashe  • Ashley  •Ashmansworth  • Avington

BBarton  • BartonStacey  • Basing  • Basingstoke  • Baughurst  • Beaulieu  • Beauworth  • Bedhampton  • Bembridge• Bentley • Bentworth  • Bighton  • Binstead  • Binsted  • Bishops Sutton  • Bishop'sWaltham  • Bishopstoke  • Blendworth  • Boarhunt  • Boldre  • Bonchurch  •Bossington  • Botley  • Bournemouth StPeter  • Brading  • Bradley  • Braishfield  • Bramdean  • Bramley  • Bramshaw  • Bramshott  • Bransgore  •Breamore  • Brightstone

• Brockenhurst  • Brooke  • Broughton  • Brown Candover with Chilton Candover  • Buckholt  • Bullington  • Burghclere  • Buriton  •Bursledon

CCalbourne  • Calshot  • Carisbrooke  • Carisbrooke St John  • Carisbrooke St Nicholas  • Catherington  • Chale  • Chalton  • Chawton  •Cheriton  • Chilbolton  • Chilcomb  • Chilworth  • Christchurch  • Church Oakley  • Clanfield  • Cliddesden  • Colden Common  • Coldrey  • Colmer  •Combe  • Compton  • Copythorne  • Corhampton  • Cove  • Crawley  • Crofton  • Crondall  • Crookham-with-Ewshott  • Crown Farm  • Crux Easton  •Curdridge

DDeane  • Denmead  • Dibden  • Dockenfield  • Dogmersfield  • Droxford  • Dummer  • Dunwood  • Durley

EEast Boldre  • East Cowes  •East Dean  • East Meon  • East Stratton  • East Tisted  • East Tytherley  • East Wellow  • East Woodhay  • East Worldham  • Easton  • Eastrop  • Ecchinswell • Eling  • Ellingham  • Ellisfield  • Elson  • Elvetham  • Empshott  • Emsworth• Eversley  • Ewhurst  • Exbury  • Exton

FFaccombe  • Fair Oak  •Fareham  • Fareham Holy Trinity  • Faringdon  • Farleigh Wallop  • Farley Chamberlayne  • Farlington  • Farnborough  • Fawley  • Fordingbridge  • Forton  •Foxcott  • Freefolk  • Frenchmoor  • Frensham• Freshwater  • Froxfield  • Froyle  • Fyfield

GGatcombe  • Godsfield  • Godshill  • Goodworth Clatford  •Gosport  • Gosport St Matthew  • Grateley  • Great Salterns  • Greatham  • Greywell

H Hale  • Hamble  • Hambledon  • Hampreston  • Hannington  •Harbridge  • Hartley Mauditt  • Hartley Wespall  • Hartley Wintney  • Havant  • Hawkley  • Hawley  • Headbourne Worthy  • Headley  • Heckfield  •Herriard  • Highclere  • Hinton Admiral  • Hinton Ampner  • Holdenhurst  • Holybourne  • Hordle  • Houghton  • Hound  • Hunton  • Hursley  •Hurstbourne Priors  • Hurstbourne Tarrant  • Hythe

IIbsley  • Idsworth  • Itchen Abbas  • Itchen Stoke with Abbotstone

K Kilmeston  • Kimpton  • Kings Somborne  • Kings Worthy  • Kingsclere  • Kingsley  • Kingston  • Knight's Enham

L Lainston  • Langrish  • Lasham  • Laverstoke  • Leckford  • Linkenholt • Liss  • Litchfield  • Little Somborne  • Littleton  • Lockerley  • Long Sutton  • Longparish  • Longstock  • Lymington  • Lyndhurst

MMapledurwell  •Marchwood  • Martin  • Martyr Worthy  • Mattingley  • Medstead  • Meonstoke  • Micheldever  • Michelmersh  • Milford  • Milland  • Millbrook  • Milton (near Milford)  • Milton (near Portsea)  • Minstead  • Monk Sherborne  • Monxton  • Morestead  • Mottisfont  • Mottistone

N Nately Scures  • Nether Wallop • New Forest  • Newchurch  • Newnham  • Newport  • Newton Valence  • Newtown (near Newbury)  • Newtown (near Meanstoke)  • Niton  • North Baddesley  • North Eling  • North Hayling  • North Stoneham  • North Waltham  • Northwood  • Nursling

O Oakfield  • Odiham  • Old Alresford  •Otterbourne  • Over Wallop  • Overton  • Ovington  • Owslebury

P Pamber  • Park House  • Parkhurst Forest  • Pennington  • Penton Mewsey  • Petersfield • Pokesdown  • Portchester  • Portsea St Mary  • Portsea All Saints  • Portsea Holy Trinity  • Portsea St George  • Portsea St John  • Portsea St Paul  •Portsmouth  • Portswood  • Preston Candover with Nutley  • Prior's Dean  • Privett

Q Quarley

RRedhill  • Ringwood  • Rockbourne  • Romsey  • Ropley  •Rotherwick  • Rowner  • Ryde Holy Trinity

S Sandown  • Sarisbury  • Selborne  • Shalden  • Shalfleet  • Shanklin  • Sherborne St John  • Sherfield English  •Sherfield-on-Loddon  • Shidfield  • Shipton Bellinger  • Shirley  • Shorwell  • Silchester  • Soberton  • Sopley  • South Hayling  • South Stoneham  • South Tidworth  • South Warnborough  • Southampton All Saints  • Southampton Holy Rood  • Southampton Holy Trinity  • Southampton St Laurence with St John  •Southampton St Mary  • Southampton St Michael  • Southsea St Jude  • Southwick  • Sparsholt  • St Helens  • St Lawrence  • St Mary Bourne  • St Mary Extra • Steep  • Steventon  • Stockbridge  • Stoke Charity  • Stoneham  • Stratfield Saye  • Stratfield Mortimer  • Stratfield Turgis  • Swanmore  • Swarraton with Northington  • Sway  • Sydmonton

TTadley  • Tangley  • Thorley  • Thruxton  • Tichborne  • Timsbury  • Titchfield  • Tufton  • Tunworth  • Twyford

UUp Nateley  • Upham  • Upper Clatford  • Upper Eldon  • Upton Gray

VVernhams Dean

WWarblington  • Warnford  • Waterlooville  • Weeke  • West Cowes  •West Dean  • West End  • West Meon  • West Tisted  • West Tytherley  • West Worldham  • Weston Corbett  • Weston Patrick  • Weyhill  • Wherwell  •Whippingham  • Whitchurch  • Whitsbury  • Whitwell  • Wickham  • Widley  • Wield• Winchester Cathedral  • Winchester Cathedral Yard  • Winchester College Mill  • Winchester College Wharf  • Winchester Morley’s College  • Winchester St Bartholomew Hyde  • Winchester St Cross Hospital Precincts  •Winchester St Cross with St. Faith  • Winchester St John  • Winchester St Lawrence  • Winchester St Mary’s College  • Winchester St Maurice  • Winchester St Michael  • Winchester St Peter Chesil  • Winchester St Swithun  • Winchester St Thomas  • Winchester the Close  • Winchester the Weirs  • Winchester Wolvesey  • Winchfield  • Winnall  • Winslade  • Wolverton  • Wonston  • Woodcott  • Woodgreen  • Woodlands  • Woodmancote and Popham  • Woolton Hill • Wootton  • Wootton St Lawrence  • Worting  • Wroxall  • Wymering

Y Yarmouth  • Yateley  • Yaverland

 

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