Hampshire, England Genealogy

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Hampshire, also known as Southamptonshire, is principally a maritime and agricultural county located on the south coast of England.

The Isle of Wight was originally part of Hampshire but is now a county in it's own right.

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Use an interactive map to find jurisdictions for each parish in Hampshire.

Civil Districts

When civil registration of births, marriages and deaths began in 1837, Hampshire was divided into a number of registration districts, each containing several parishes.  The index to the civil records gives the name of the district where an event took place.  Click here to see a list of the civil districts in Hampshire and the parishes covered by each. 

Read more about England Civil Registration.


See a list of the parishes of Hampshire with links to articles.

Probate Jurisdictions

Before 1858, every town and parish in Hampshire was under the probate jurisdiction of several ecclesiastical courts.  To read more about probate records and see a list of Hampshire towns and parishes and the probate courts that had jurisdiction over them, go to Hampshire Probate Records.

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To view a further list of web sites and/or web pages for Hampshire and many of its parishes, visit FHLFavorites.info.