Image of the month
We have recently added two short (18 minute) presentations to the website, designed to get the attention of visitors to our virtual stall at the FHF Really Useful Family History Show on 17/18th November. 'From Slips to Databases' and 'Recording our Memorial Inscriptions'. These should also be of interest to members, so they are now available from the Our own You Tubes page.

Tip of the month
The General Register Office have announed that their latest service of providing a JPEG image of birth and death registration data, for just £2.50 per image, has now had its dates extended. Birth registrations are now available as JPEG images from 1837 to 100 years ago, and death registrations are now available as JPEG images from 1837 to 1957. It's good value. But do remember to collect your image. They don't send it to you. You must revisit your order after about 48 hours, and elect to view the image from there.

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 25th October 2023 (re Claudette Durham).

Next Meeting

Our next meeting is on Thursday 21st December 2023. This will be a hybrid Zoom meeting with members at St. John's Centre, and others attending by Zoom. Members will give short talks on how they successfully broke down a "brick wall".

Next Fair

Our next family history fair is East Surrey FHS Virtual Family History Fair on Saturday 27th January 2024.

Previous news

Recent updates


New image (and tip) of the month.


Committee minutes for September 2023 added to Members Area.


Two short videos are added to Our Own You Tubes page.


New image (and tip) of the month.


New image (and tip) of the month.


A new page titled Recordings of Talks is added to the Members section.

Previous updates

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