Image of the month
Chelsea Pensioners always look great, and this photo graces the front cover of our December Journal. The Royal Hospital Chelsea has admitted women since 2009, and this photo © by Valerie McDowall, and taken from Wikipedia, shows Marjorie Cole in the centre with two pensioner friends.

Tip of the month
Catching up with the changes made to a website is an ongoing challenge. In early November Find My Past removed the redaction bar from millions more 1939 Register records, but how to find them quickly without seeing the whole collection again. The answer was to use their filter by NEW. This limits any FMP search to records added in the last 30 days. Too late to be of use for the 1939 Register update, but still useful to know.


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 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 £15 per annum.




Society news

Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Thursday 19th January 2016 at Montague Hall, Hounslow. Doors open at 7.15 pm. The focus of the meeting will be a talk by Paul Blake titled London Genealogy - or the Metropolian Nightmare.

WDYTYA Early bird flash sale

Tickets to WDYTYA 6-8 April 2017 are now on sale (0844 8737330) at the discounted price of £22 for 2 tickets. Offer closes on 22nd November.

A Winter Sale

We would like to part with some of our collection of unwanted Birth, Marriage and Death certificates, and over the winter we are reducing the price of these from £3.50 to £2.00. See Unwanted GRO certificates to see if we have any you would wish to buy.


Previous news


Recent updates

7-January-2017

Meetings page updated.

5-January-2017

The photo archive is removed to avoid any copyright issues.

5-January-2017

Committee minutes for November added to Members Area.

5-January-2017

Fairs page has been updated.

21-December-2016

A new Journal Search facility is added.

16-December-2016

New image (and tip) of the month.

7-December-2016

Cambridgeshire FHS join our electronic Journal Exchange Programme.


Previous updates


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