Image of the month
This is the cover from James Marshall's book, originally published in 1995, depicting the Gillette Building, one of several large buildings on the Brentford Golden Mile section of the road. Just recently James kindly donated a copy of his book to the Society, and we can all learn much more this May when James gives us his talk titled 'The Great West Road and Brentford Golden Mile'.

Tip of the month
This is another tip concerning the ordering of birth and death certificates. Do you worry about mistyping the all important names and folio references when you put in your order? There is a failsafe way to do your ordering, at least for births up to 1918 and deaths up to 1957. Use the GRO website. Login and then go to 'GRO Indexes' rather than 'Place an Order'. Locate the entry you are interested in, select the item that you want, and you are taken to the ordering page with all the correct details filled in.


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

Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Thursday 15th March 2018 at St. John's Centre, Isleworth. Doors open at 7:15 pm. The meeting will start with the Society AGM. This will be followed with a talk by Mark Pardoe titled History and Architecture of London Underground Stations.

Next Fair

The next fair we will be attending is Family Tree Live at Alexandra Palace on 26/27th April 2019.

Next Advice Session

Our next Advice Session will be held at Feltham Library on Saturday 16th March from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.


Previous news


Recent updates

17-February-2019

Digitised journals now go back to 1997, full copy of articles available.

27-January-2019

The History of The Great West Road is added to our Library.

18-January-2019

The Fairs page has been updated.

18-January-2019

New image (and tip) of the month.

3-January-2019

Committee minutes for November 2018 added to Members Area.


Previous updates


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