Portsmouth Family History Centre, Hampshire Genealogy

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FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Centre, a branch facility of the Family History Library.

This Centre covers the South Hampshire/Chichester area including Portsmouth, Southampton, Winchester and Chichester.

Centre Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:

  • Address: Kingston Crescent, North End, Portsmouth PO2 8AQ
  • This is part of the building across the road from Portsmouth Police Station.
  • Turn down Gamble Road by the pizza shop then first right into Garfield Road and you will find the car park on your right. There is a bell next to the back door to ring for access, and the phone number.
  • Location on Map

Phone: 02392-696243. If no answer, try mobile 07940-502241.

E-mail: fran.andrews46@hotmail.co.uk or andy.andrews47@hotmail.co.uk

Open Hours: Reopening 30 January 2013. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays 10am-1pm

Holiday Schedule:

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

Staff Training Meetings

Centre Resources


  • Family History Library Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.
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Databases and Software

  • FHC Portal This center has access to the Family History Centre Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions. This includes Ancestry.

Hardware and Equipment

  • We have four computers, four microfilm readers, a microfiche reader, printer and scanner.

Centre Services

Staff Research Specialties

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Resources in the Local Area

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Volunteer at the Centre

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