A Hampshire History Project to show the county in ‘All its Glory’

Hampshire History evolved out of an idea to capture as many aspects of the history of our home county Hampshire and to map them, adding images and links and make it available to all.

Hampshire History Projects

Portchester Castle

What we hope we can achieve is to create a one stop shop for Hampshire history, this will include Hampshire history timelines, a gallery of Hampshire images, old and new to share. We will write about Hampshire’s big historical picture and delve down into the minutiae of the quirky and interesting. We will explore the people who have contributed to Hampshire’s historic story, look at maps and documents and share as much data we can.

Where we find Hampshire surnames in unusual resources we aim to transcribe and share, you can see what we are up to in our project list below.

We would like to connect with as many of you as possible, Hampshire history groups, museums, family history researchers, students, schools, military historians or people like ourselves who just love Hampshire and want to share. For this reason we have added a news and events column so we can promote your event.

Hampshire History Projects

Portsmouth Cathedral

Your Hampshire History Project

We would be delighted if you shared your Hampshire with us. Maybe you are a local history group who are keen to engage with people who may have a connection with your village or are you involved in a school project, military research or have a fascinating story to tell. The list of ways you can connect to the Hampshire History Project is endless.

The projects listed below will give you an idea of the range of work we are involved with at present

If there is anything below you would like to engage with please let us know

  • Transcription of the East Meon Overseers Book 1819 – 1826
  • Transcription of King Alfred’s Teaching Training College Register
  • Dipnall family one name study
  • Banting family one name study
  • World War Memorial Image Project (any photos will be gratefully received and acknowledged)
  • Hampshire Domesday Gazetteer
  • Hampshire Placename Gazetteer, linking all sorts of data to placenames
  • Hampshire Anglo Saxon churches Gazeteer
  • Dippenhall place name study
  • Surnames of Subscribers to the Topographical Map of Hampshire 1791 (crowd funding of today)
  • Archiving a collection of nearly 1000 army cap badges
  • Supporting the  Family Tree DNA Hampshire Project whose aims are to “establish a database of the varied y DNA which is found in Hampshire and to understand the genetic history of this county which is mentioned very often in the Domesday Book.”


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