Archives and Local Studies at Hampshire Record Office

Historic documents relating to Hampshire and Hampshire families, and film and sound archives relating to central southern England

Important notice

In line with the Government’s COVID-19 roadmap, Hampshire Record Office is reopening from 13 April 2021 for pre-booked appointments on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Requests for copying and research services involving documents stored in the Records Office will also resume from 12 April.

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Our mission is to collect, safeguard, share and celebrate Hampshire’s rich heritage for today’s and tomorrow’s communities.

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  • Parish registers can also be a useful way of finding about peoples jobs, they capture "Quality, Trade or Profession…
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  • Our #LocalHistoryMonth question this week is 'What jobs did people do in my community?' Census returns are a good w…
    2 days ago
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