One of the main roads through the Leigh Park estate is Purbrook Way, and whichever way to come to the estate, whether from the north, south, east or west, you cannot miss this road.
One of the turnings off the road is Riders Lane and it is here where you will find us. A large, prominent building as you can see by the picture at the top, is where our home is. As a visitor, park your car and aim for a right-hand side of the church where you will find a door. There is a sign outside which shows you how to gain access and within twenty seconds you will be in the Centre. Once inside, down a few steps and along the corridor . . . . . .
You will see you are in pleasant surroundings and with refreshments available. On your left is the main room which houses the microfiche readers and many thousands of mictofiche to use in them including the IGI for the whole world. The main part of our library is here too and you can use the many books there for reference or borrow them between meetings. Also available here are records on CD and the complete collecton of the Hampshire parish registers that we have transcribed.
On the right-hand side of the corridor is one of our computer rooms where free access is available for sites all over the world including the most popular of Ancestry, FindmyPast, and these are supported by the National Newspaper Archive giving one access to newpapers from all of the UK and many parts of the world. Other items relative to family history research are close at hand.
We hope you will be happy with what you find and remember, members are always ready to help you and there are always two or three experts on hand too. You can visit us just for the day or become regular member where you can also help the Centre in collecting date for use you or other enquirers.
The Staunton Park Genealogy Centre
St Francis Church,
(no postal facilities here)
c/o 29, Greenwood Avenue,
Staunton Park on any search engine and then click Heritage on the drop down list.
All orders and communications regarding CDs, Publications etc:
Mrs S. Renault,
4, Bow Hill Lane,