Image of the month
This is a photo of gravestones for the deceased of Hounslow Holy Trinity church, as they are
to be found now at Brookwood Cemetery in Surrey. For many years these stones lay unidentified at
Brookwood, but they were found again by Brookwood staff earlier this year. The full story is
provided in our Journal for September 2016.
Tip of the month
To get the most out of ancestry sites which require a subscription it is often worth taking
a guess, and you may well find what you are looking for. Scotlands People is an example where this works.
I knew from a gravestone that A. D. Ducat died in Scotland in 1957, but I needed to find his names.
Using their free search on deaths I could confirm that A. D. Ducat died in 1957 gets one match.
Changing the search to Alfred Ducat gets no matches. Change again to Arthur Ducat and again one match.
Finally change it to Arthur David Ducat. You still get one match, and search is done for free.
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 websistes 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
Indexes you will find pages which tell you which members
of the Society hold some of our special assets,
Indexes relating to Places, and other
We are always keen to welcome new members. Benefits of membership include attending
our monthly meetings at Montague Hall in Hounslow, 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 £12 per annum.