Image of the month
Most gravestones are made from stone, and hence the oft-used reference to 'monumental inscriptions'. However, there are still some graves marked by a wooden memorial such as we see here, from St. Mary's churchyard, Hayes. The first inscription is for 1950, and could be read quite easily after a bit of cleaning up. This is why I prefer to refer to the inscriptions as 'memorial inscriptions'.

Tip of the month
Our Society is affiliated to the Family History Federation (FHF), who continue to publish their Really Useful Leaflet from their Really Useful Leaflet page. The FHF now also publish a monthly Really Useful Bulletin which contains information about events being run by the Federation, and reports of activities from the affiliated family history societies. Use the page just referenced to see the leaflet and the most recent copy of the Bulletin, and where you may take up the subscribe offer if you wish to be sent the bulletins each month.


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 meetings have resumed, and are open to all, not just those within range of Isleworth. See the Meetings page . Our next meeting is 19th November. Speaker is still to be confirmed.

Next Fair

We shall be running our virtual stall (with chat) at the FHF Really Useful Family History Show on Saturday 14 November.

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

28-October-2020

Tickets at half price for our members for next year's family history show - see our Discounts page .

16-October-2020

New image (and tip) of the month.

14-October-2020

Digitised journals now go back to 1993, all fully indexed.

6-October-2020

City of York FHS Newsletters are now added as a digital exchange journal .

2-October-2020

Digitised journals now go back to 1994, all fully indexed.


Previous updates


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