Image of the month
St. Mary's, Twickenham is the latest in our Memorial Inscriptions collection. The memorials have been recorded before, but did not include an index or layouts, and this time the 200 or so plaques in the Garden of Remembrance have been added as well. The inscriptions can be searched from our Memorial Inscriptions Search page, and the book itself may be downloaded from our Digital Library page.

Tip of the month
The General Register Office (GRO) announced on 12th October that it is running an extended pilot service providing the option of obtaining a birth or death certificate as a PDF document for the price of £6, which compares to the standard cost of receiving a certificate in the post for £9.25. Follow this link if you wish to learn more about this service. It applies to birth certificates 1837 - 1916, and death certificates 1837 - 1957.


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 16th November 2017 at Montague Hall, Hounslow. Doors open at 7.15 pm. The focus of the meeting will be a talk by Phil Thomaselli titled Tracing your Military Ancestors.

Next Advice Session

Our next Advice Session will be held at Feltham Library on Saturday 21st October from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Are you able to join our Committee?

The committee meets every two months in Hounslow. We would like a few more members to join us and help to run the show. Enthusiasm is the only pre-req.

Give a lift - Take a lift

A new page has been added to the website to enable people wanting a lift to meetings to find those able and willing to give a lift (see below).


Previous news


Recent updates

20-October-2017

FFHS Australian Really Useful Leaflet added to Members Forms page.

20-October-2017

New image (and tip) of the month.

20-October-2017

Memorial Inscriptions of St. Mary's, Twickenham are added.

17-October-2017

Meetings page updated.

22-September-2017

Give a lift introduced - see Meetings page.

22-September-2017

New image (and tip) of the month.

22-September-2017

Memorial Inscriptions of Holly Road Garden of Rest, Twickenham are added.

6-September-2017

Committee minutes for July added to Members area.


Previous updates


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