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Hampshire - churches and their records

Parish registers - originals and microfilms/microfiche

  • Hampshire Record Office. holds most parish registers for Hampshire, except some for Portsmouth and Southampton.
  • The Hampshire Online Parish Clerk project is being co-ordinated by Tony and Linda Knight who are hosting the data on their website: OPC Hampshire. Tony and Linda will maintain the individual parish pages and utilize their own transcriptions plus the many donated transcriptions for the many parishes of Hampshire. Volunteers to help with this enormous project (there are nearly 400 parishes and chapelries in this County) are always welcomed. The online parish clerk is a volunteer who would gather information for a specific parish and provide transcriptions, advice and lookups based on this information. If you would like to take on a particular parish or donate transcriptions for individual parishes please contact Tony and Linda Knight. They would also welcome contributions from anyone who is unable to commit to responsibility for a parish but would still like to contribute. Any contributions that are made will be credited to the submitter.
  • Portsmouth Museums and Records Service. Church of England records for the Deaneries of Alverstoke, Portsmouth and Havant. Catholic records and some non conformist registers.
  • Southampton Archives . holds Church of England parish records for Southampton, including original registers of baptisms, marriages and burials. All the pre 1837 registers have been transcribed and indexed. A cross-parish surname index is being compiled for post 1837 registers.
  • Non-conformist registers held by the National Archives (was Public Record Office), deposited in 1837, are available on microfilm at the Family Records Centre in London. Most are indexed in the IGI.
  • Microfilm copies of many parish registers are in the Family History Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; they are listed on-line in the FamilySearch Family History Library Catalog which is also available from their Distribution Centres for purchase as a CDROM. Microfilms can be ordered for viewing at any Family History Centre of the LDS Church world-wide.

Indexes to church records