Researching family history
Useful information to help you trace your family history in Aldershot and Farnborough.
Guides to help you start tracing your family history
BBC website - family history
The BBC family history website has lots of information to help you get started with your research, looking for clues and organising the data you have found.
Website: BBC website- Family history
GOV.UK website - Researching family history
The GOV.UK website explains how to use the General Register Office (GRO) to research your family history.
Where to find local information to help your family history research
Aldershot Military Museum
The museum has an archive, which includes maps, plans, books, letters, printed documents, and everything from local traders' invoices to a large collection of maps and plans dating from the 1890s.
The photographic collection includes postcards, albums and slides from the 1850s to the present day. You can ask for copies of photographs from the collection.
The museum holds listings of regiments and corps from 1856 to 1939 (except the First World War), which provide dates when regiments were in Aldershot, and in which barracks they were quartered. They do not have official records or information about individual soldiers, although they do hold some burial records for the Aldershot Military Cemetery.
Queens Avenue, Aldershot
Hampshire GU11 2LG
Tel: 0845 603 5635
Website: Aldershot Military Museum
Army Museums Ogilby Trust
For all genealogical military research, use the Army Museums Ogilby Trust (AMOT) website. The section 'ancestor tracing' provides an excellent guide and starting point for further research.
Hampshire Registration Service
You can order copies of certificates for births, deaths, marriages or civil partnerships which have taken place since July 1837 in Hampshire (not including Southampton and Portsmouth).
For more details visit the Hampshire Registration Servicewebsite.
Our local registration office is in Aldershot.
Aldershot Registration Office
30 Grosvenor Road