Online local studies session

Dear MHS Member.

 The below e mail is from Heather Needham of the Hampshire Records Office in Winchester. They are offering an online local studies session which will help you to research your family history. It takes place on Friday 18 September 2020 from 6pm-7pm. You must book a place for this online via the Hantsweb Shop. See below link. The cost is £5.00


Nick Saunders
Milton Heritage Society

Dear all,

Following the success of our online outings during lockdown, including Wessex Film and Sound Archive’s first online events, we are now launching our first online Hampshire Archives and Local Studies ticketed events this month, starting with ‘Sources for Family History at Hampshire Record Office’ next week – see

You may have attended events on-site at Hampshire Record Office in the past, and now you can do the same from the comfort of your own home. If you are cautious about getting out and about in the current circumstances, or not keen on looking for parking in Winchester on autumnal evenings, but still need your archive fix, this talk may be the answer!

It is ideal for those who want to find out about their Hampshire ancestors. It is aimed at the beginner and no previous knowledge of family history is required. If you have been tempted to look at your family history during lockdown, join us to find out more from the past. The presenter will be my colleague David Rymill.

There will be a second event towards the end of the month, when our planned on-site Mayflower event is translated online. More to follow on this; look out for details on social media and on the online shop.

Due to the way these events works, ALL bookings will need to be via the online shop, so follow the link above to book your ticket.

This is our first step into online ticketed events, so please bear with us, as it will be new to us as well as you. We will appreciate your support for our trial runs; do join us, so you can say you were virtually there for our first online talk!

Best wishes,


Heather Needham 
Principal Archivist (ICT & e-services) 
Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

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