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Victoria County History – Hampshire Branch

The Victoria County History marks its 120th anniversary in 2019. Originally dedicated to Queen Victoria, the VCH is an encyclopaedic record of places and people in each county of England. The original Victoria County History of Hampshire was completed in 1912 in five volumes but these Red Books included only

Southampton Archives

A major collection on the city of Southampton, with more than 10,000 photographs, maps, sound clips and documents. Of especial note is the Central Index of Merchant Seamen, 1914-1941.

Independent Website for Hampshire History

If you Google ‘Hampshire history’ the first hit is a Wikipedia entry, a short piece with ‘multiple issues’, according to its editors. The next is www.hampshire-history.com, a beautiful site full of delightful pictures and hundreds of stories about interesting people and places in the county.

Introduction to the Trust

Introduction to the Trust

The Trust supports the preservation and conservation of Hampshire related archives, and promotes them for the benefit of the public and to advance wider knowledge and understanding of archives

Become a Member of Trust

Become a Member of Trust

Members get invites to exclusive events and reduced rates to other events, an invitation to the AGM and at least one other exclusive event during the year, members will receive two newsletters per year.

Local History Groups

Local History Groups

There is an insatiable interest amongst most people to know about the place they live in. This has spawned many groups that research local history, often with extensive archives.

Make a Donation

Make a Donation

Hampshire Archives Trust is an independent volunteer-run charity that preserves and celebrates Hampshire’s rich and diverse documented past. We need your donations to continue this work.