Members Data Searches

This page provides a summary of the currently available searches on our data. The available searches are as follows:

  • Summary Search. This is the natural starting point. It provides the number of hits against each of the available indexes for a given surname. You do not need to have entered a password to run this summary search. The password check is applied for each particular search.
  • Baptisms Search. This search provides access to the full entries of 34,200 Baptism records, from 1540 to 1890, covering 17 parishes within our area.
  • Marriages Search. This search provides access to index entries of 87,000 Marriage records, from 1538 to 1837, covering 62 parishes within our area, with a few exceptions.
  • Burials Search. This section provides access to the full entries of 51,700 Burial records, from 1540 to 1949, covering 20 parishes within our area.
  • Memorial Inscriptions Search. This search provides access to the inscriptions of 20,600 memorials, mostly gravestones, from 1189 to 2017, collected from 31 parishes within our area.
  • War Memorials Search. This search provides access to the collection of War Memorials which were once available on CD. There are 308 separate memorials from across our area, and 21,700 indexed names, albeit that in many cases the memorials only provide a surname with initials.
  • Protestations Returns Search. This search provides access to the complete set of Protestations Returns that exist today for the county of Middlesex, as it was in 1641/2, which is to say that they cover a large portion of West London. It is estimated that these returns are 80% complete for the returns made at the time, which was when all males who were 18 or over were required by law to swear an Oath of Allegiance to the Protestant faith. Those who refused to do so were named as Recusants. Further information about the Middlesex Protestations Returns is available here.
  • Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates Search. This page provides the search facility to list our collection of Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates which are for sale.
  • Journal Articles Search. This page provides a search facility to find and display Journal Articles. Searches may be made by surname and/or article name. All journal articles from 1978 are indexed, but surname indexing only begins in 1994, and actual display of articles only starts in 2011.

While searching these records you will be able to log the detail that is presented, view the log, and print it if required. The full set of log options are also provided on the following page:

  • Logging: A page which enables you to reset/clear the log, view it, or write a closing entry, with a view to printing it.

Some further advice on printing, particularly if you are working without a printer attached, or wish to send the log file to someone as an attachment.




Society news

Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Thursday 18th July 2019 at St. John's Centre, Isleworth. Doors open at 7.15 pm. We entertain ourselves. The aim is to find out more from each other how we actually record our family history, by a bit of interrogation. Please come ready to share how you do it.

Next Fair

The next fair we will be attending is Buckinghamshire Family History Society Open Day in Aylesbury on Saturday 27th July.

Next Advice Session

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

We have a new page

We break new ground - we have a page where we show our own movies. Take me there.


Previous news


Recent updates

6-July-2019

Committee minutes for May 2019 added to Members Area.

12-June-2019

It's another movie. Take me there.

19-May-2019

The Members' Lookup page has been updated for lookups that relate to West Sussex.

17-May-2019

New image (and tip) of the month.

15-May-2019

Meetings page updated, there is a change in our November talk.

6-May-2019

A new page titled Professional Research has been added under the Research tab.


Previous updates


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