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Andover, Hampshire Genealogy

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Parish History[edit | edit source]

Andover was well known to Charles Dickens who based his book Oliver Twist on the Work House in Andover.  This was said to be the worst workhouse in the country at the time.  Through Dickens book highlighting the plot of those in the workhouses this practise was looked into.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church records[edit | edit source]

Records for Andover can be found online.  There is also an index to the Andover records at the Hampshire Record Office in Winchester.  These records were indexed some time ago and are therefore typed up and and bound books.

Census records[edit | edit source]

Probate records[edit | edit source]

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Hampshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites[edit | edit source]

Contributor: add any relevant sites that aren’t mentioned above.