‘Our people were ‘Chapel’’: Records of nonconformist churches for family and local history

‘Our people were ‘Chapel’’: Records of nonconformist churches for family and local history Monday 29 November 2021, 11.00 am-1.00 pm

This is intended to be an on-site event at Hampshire Record Office, unless circumstances change.

Some families have a long tradition of membership of Methodist, Congregational, Baptist or Independent churches and chapels, or Quaker meetings, whilst some of us may only discover a connection if we are unable to find an entry we expected in a parish register and start looking more widely. If you are researching a family who had links with nonconformist churches, or you are a local historian and want to find out about the congregations that met in your town or village, this session will give you an introduction to the types of record that were kept by a range of Protestant Christian denominations outside the established church, using examples from Hampshire, held in Hampshire Record Office or elsewhere (the session will also refer to Catholic records, but only briefly, as few of these are held in HRO). This two-hour session (with a short break half-way through) will be an expanded version of our one-hour online talk earlier this year, and will include a chance to see some original documents.

Event Details


11:00 am - 1:00 pm

David Rymill

Hampshire Record Office

Organisation Details

Organisation(s) title(s)
Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

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Contact Name
David Rymill

Contact Telephone
01962 846154

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Tickets Details

Cost – Members £ (inc VAT)

Cost – Non Members £ (inc VAT)

Any Restrictions on Attendees (eg members only, accessibility etc)

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