Image of the month
This photo comes by courtesy of Francis Howcutt, vice chairman of the Federation of Family History Societies, and is of the Longford Meeting House, built in Longford in 1676 by the Quakers as their meeting place, and it continued to be used for their meetings until 1794. The Quakers sold the building in 1875, since when it has been residential. It is now a Grade II Listed Building, but it will be demolished once building work starts for Heathrow Runway 3. For more see this web page.

Tip of the month
Finding out exactly which Family History sites have copies of our parish records can seem daunting, but FamilySearch Wiki has created a very useful set of pages which have the answers. You can even use their links to go straight to the page (ie the dataset) which holds the records they describe. You do this from their 'References' section. We help you find FamilySearch Wiki for all our parishes by selecting the parish on our Parish Information page.

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 18th October 2018 at St. John's Centre, Isleworth. Doors open at 7.15 pm. The focus of the meeting will be a talk by Susan Moore titled Chancery Proceedings.

Next Fair

The next fair that we will be exhibiting at is the Full of Life Fair at the RFU, Whitton Road, Twickenham on 26th October.

Next Advice Session

Our next Advice Session will be held at Feltham Library on Saturday 20th October from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Previous news

Recent updates


Committee minutes for July 2018 added to Members Area.


Parish Map page is updated.


Parish Information page is updated.


New image (and tip) of the month.


The Memorial Inscriptions for St. James, Hampton Hill are added.

Previous updates

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