Activities

This section of the site outlines the main activities of the Society.

  • Our most regular activity is our Monthly Meetings held on the third Thursday of each month at Montague Hall in Hounslow. The meetings are an excellent way of meeting all those who are most active in supporting the Society. We are very happy for guests to come to these meetings to see what goes on. We bring our bookstall and our library to these meetings.

  • About four or five times a year the Society sets up stall at the nearest and best attended of Family History Society Open Days and Fairs. See the referenced page for the fairs we plan to visit in the next few months. This is our way of telling interested people about the Society. We always take our bookstall to the fairs, and usually a Computer connected to the internet by wifi, so we can display our website, and also access websites such as Find My Past.

  • From time to time we will also sponsor an event in our area, where there is a strong local history or family history connection at the event. See the Sponsored Events page for any upcoming events we may be sponsoring.

  • It is a major objective of the Society to enable all who are interested in finding out about their family history to be able to do it effectively and with enjoyment. This is the main reason why we are committed to running advice sessions on the third Saturday of each month at Feltham library. See our Advice Sessions page for more on this.

  • Since its inception the Society has always had some projects on the go, which are a mix of getting out there and collecting information, and the transcribing and indexing of records. See our Projects page for the projects we are currently active in, and where we would like some additional help.

  • One further activity which generally gives great satisfaction is to take on one of the Society's many roles. While most of these roles are listed on our Contacts page there are a few more roles besides, and we welcome any volunteer who is ready to take on any of our roles, whether there is an incumbent or not. This includes serving on our Executive Committee, which meets every other month on the first Wednesday of the month in Hounslow. Any volunteer for any role should make themselves known to the Secretary.



Society news

Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Thursday 15th March 2018 at St. John's Centre, Isleworth. Doors open at 7:15 pm. The meeting will start with the Society AGM. This will be followed by a talk by Jef Page titled London in the 1880s: hard work, poverty & street life.

Next Advice Session

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

WE HAVE MOVED

We have had our last meeting at Montague Hall, and all meetings henceforth will be at St. John's Centre, Isleworth. Do meet with us there.

Give a lift - Take a lift

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


Previous news


Recent updates

16-February-2018

Meetings page updated.

16-February-2018

New image (and tip) of the month.

5-February-2018

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

4-February-2018

Digital copy of journals for 2001 added.

19-January-2018

Library page updated.

14-January-2018

A new page for Sponsored Events is added.


Previous updates


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