If you want any of the Portsmouth births confirmed let me know, I can pop over to the central library and look them up for you one weekend.
Not sure about Gosport, I don't know if they keep those records in the same place, but I can check it out.
I don't usually go to the record office...
Not been using this forum long myself but have found everyone to be helpful.
Tell us what you know about your family and someone here is sure to help you get on the road to finding lots of info.
Start by telling us any definate info you have.
Oh and welcome to the forum
Is 1857 too late? I found John Hammond on 1871. Lodger with mother Sarah and Brother Thos C. Living in Manchester. States born in Bradford.
RG10; Piece: 4037; Folio: 77; Page: 23; GUS noumber removed to due to copyright. Julie mod
I had a look at 1881 and it seems to me that he is saying he is born somewhere else, trouble is the writing is so bad I can't read the name of the place. He is a coal miner on this one.
Hope I'm not going over old ground, but I get confused by all the posts :)
apart from a couple of illegitimate births, the only skeleton I've uncovered was gg grandad serving time for the murder of his wife, they were both very keen on the drink, and that all came out in the court case. The wife had tried to committ suicide several times over the last 10 or so years...