Image of the month
This is Thomas Layton (1819 - 1911) of Brentford, Middlesex, a most extraordinary collector of books and objects from the area, and whose collection is now stored at the Feltham Library strong room, and at the London Museum. James Wisdom of the Thomas Layton Trust gave a talk to the Society on Layton's Collection on February 15th. See our next Journal for a write-up of this talk.

Tip of the month
We have a new discount. The Society has negotiated for a 40% discount on all subscriptions to Forces War Records . See our (members only) Discounts page for the discount code that you need to use.

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 April 2018 at St. John's Centre, Isleworth. Doors open at 7.15 pm. The focus of the meeting will be a talk by Judy Hill titled Victorian Life Below Stairs.

Next Advice Session

Our next Advice Session will be held at Feltham Library on Saturday 17th March from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.


We have now had our first meeting (the AGM) at St. John's Centre, Isleworth, where all future meetings will be held. Do please join us if you can.

Give a lift - Take a lift

See this page if you can give lifts, or need a lift to meetings.

Previous news

Recent updates


Contacts page updated.


New image (and tip) of the month.


Committee minutes for January added to Members Area.


Fairs page updated.


Digital copy of journals for 2000 added.


Meetings page updated.


Journal summary pages now link article summaries direct to the articles. See Updates page for more.

Previous updates

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