Image of the month
This month we borrow the cover page of the December Journal, which displays this colourful helix design representing our DNA, the subject of much current interest among family history researchers. See also inside the December Journal for Yvonne Masson's article on My DNA Experience: so far".

Tip of the month
Most of us researching into our family history will have made use of the search engine provided at FamilySearch, but do you wonder what is new on FamilySearch since you used it previously, ever a problem when doing family history research. For FamilySearch they do rather hide away the very considerable additions that are made to the site every month. To see what is new you have to go via their blog site. From this page you can subscribe to be informed of all new updates, or you can select the Categories tab, and then What's New at FamilySearch, where you will find links for all recent 'monthly record updates', where all the additions are neatly summarised for you by country.


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 16th January 2021.

Next Meeting

Our next meeting is a Zoom meeting to be held on Thursday 18th February 2021. The focus of the meeting will be a talk by Giz Marriner titled Growing Up in Chiswick and Fulham.

Next Fair

We shall be running our virtual stall (with chat) at the Family History Show Online on Saturday 20th February 2021.

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

22-January-2021

New image (and tip) of the month.

7-January-2021

Committee minutes for November 2020 added to Members Area.

30-December-2020

Digitised journals now go back to 1991, all fully indexed.

18-December-2020

New image (and tip) of the month.

7-December-2020

The Memorial Inscriptions for St. Mary, Hayes are added.

24-November-2020

Digitised journals now go back to 1992, all fully indexed.


Previous updates


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