Image of the month
Sunbury Old Burial Ground is a small and very peaceful municipal cemetery having just 278 gravestones in it. It was opened in 1835 and closed about 1900. The memorial inscriptions were recorded this last summer and may be searched from the Memorial Inscriptions Search page, and the book of inscriptions is available from our Digital Library page.

Tip of the month
As most genealogists will know during the run of the pandemic Ancestry rather generously have made the Library Edition of their website available directly to library members at home. They have now announced that this will end at the end of January, so now is the time to make the most of this generous free resource. To access this service you need to start by logging in to your local library that has a licence for Ancestry's Library Edition.


Our aims
The Society aims to encourage and assist those involved in the study of family history and genealogy in the western part of the ancient English county of Middlesex. See also our Objectives page.

Using this website
The website contains much information about the Society, and provides general assistance in providing links to other websites of use to family historians. You may explore the site using the menus above, including to use the Sitemap, where you can see all our pages at a glance.

For example under Research and Indexes you will find pages which tell you which members of the Society hold some of our special assets, Parish Registers, Indexes relating to Places, and other General Indexes.

New members
We are always keen to welcome new members. Benefits of membership include attending our monthly meetings at St. John's Centre in Isleworth, where you can meet like-minded souls, many of whom have been enjoying this hobby for a long while. You will also receive a copy of our Quarterly Journal. Joining instructions may be found on our How to join the Society page. Attending our meetings is free, and you may come as a guest just to see what goes on, if you wish. Cost of membership is a modest £15 per annum.




Society news

Notice Board

The Notice Board was last updated on 17th January 2022.

Next Meeting

Our next meeting is a non-Zoom meeting to be held on Thursday 20th January 2022 at St. John's Centre, Isleworth. The focus of the meeting will be a talk by Simon Fowler titled Help, my Ancestor has vanished.

Next Fair

None scheduled at present.

Next Advice Session

Advice sessions run at Feltham Library have had to be suspended, but advice may be requested by email. See the Advice page.


Previous news


Recent updates

7-January-2022

The Meetings page is amended. The January meeting will be Zoom only.

6-January-2022

The Committee minutes for November 2021 added to Members Area.

17-December-2021

New image (and tip) of the month.

19-November-2021

New image (and tip) of the month.

16-November-2021

Digitised journals now go back to 1989, all fully indexed.

13-November-2021

The Project pages have been updated.

5-November-2021

Digitised journals now go back to 1990, all fully indexed.


Previous updates


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