Image of the month
This is Strawberry Hill House, also known as Horace Walpole's little gothic castle, a building with internal architecture as interesting as its striking exterior. I was reminded of this piece of our heritage by posts on our Facebook and Twitter pages made on 21st August. If you have not recently visited our Facebook and Twitter pages do please take a look. They have been very active in recent weeks.

Tip of the month
It's a familiar question. What records exist online for a particular place? There is an index tailor made to answer that question - The Online Genealogical Index . It is part of the Federation of Family History resources. You need to enter the town(parish) of interest, and optionally a year. The search produces a list of data collections with links to the relevant websites, and you can see if the website is free or by subscription. Highly recommended.


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 . On 15th October we hold our AGM and Robert Parker will be giving a talk titled 'Finding your ancestors on Ancestry.co.uk'.

Next Fair

We don't have any actual fairs scheduled, but we will be present at the Family History Show Online which takes place on Saturday 26th September.

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

18-September-2020

New image (and tip) of the month.

3-September-2020

Committee minutes for July 2020 added to Members Area..

28-August-2020

A new page titled Notice Board has been added, and can be accessed from the Activities tab .

21-August-2020

New image (and tip) of the month.

17-July-2020

New image (and tip) of the month.

2-July-2020

Committee minutes for May 2020 added to Members Area.


Previous updates


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