Image of the month
St. John the Baptist, Hillingdon is the latest in our completed Memorial Inscriptions surveys. Roland Bostock and Yvonne Mssson spent many a sunny afternoon this last summer examining the 600 or so memorials to be found there. Copies of the completed survey were given to the church, our library, Uxbridge library, and to Hillingdon FHS. Photographs were taken of all the memorials. Members can search the MIs from the MI Search page, or can browse the full document from the Digital Library page. The MIs will also be on Find My Past in a month or two.

Tip of the month
This month's tip is mainly for our members. At WMFHS we aim to help each other find records when it makes sense to use a bit of help. In support of this aim we have set up the Members' Lookup page, which is for members only. The most recent addition to this page was when new member Valerie Boddy, who lives in Worthing, Sussex has offered to lookup specific events at the Sussex Records Office, Chichester, or at Worthing Reference Library. If you are a member and feel able to do something similar to help other members do please drop me a line. (your webmaster)

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 next meeting will be held on Thursday 19th December 2019 at St. John's Centre, Isleworth. Doors open at 7:15 pm. This is our Christmas celebrations evening. Food and drink will be provided and there will be a quiz.

Next Fair

The fairs season for 2019 is over. The next fair we will be attending is in 2020. For more information please see the Fairs page.

Next Advice Session

Our next Advice Session will be held at Feltham Library on Saturday 21st December from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. These sessions need to be booked. See the Advice page.

Previous news

Recent updates


A page titled WMFHS Data Privacy Policy has been added to the Members Area for references purposes.


A new page titled Church Index has been added, and can be accessed from the Research tab.


The Parish Maps page has been extended, and now has 4 maps.


New image (and tip) of the month.


Committee minutes for September 2019 added to Members Area.


The Memorial Inscriptions for St. John the Baptist, Hillingdon are added.

Previous updates

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