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 16,500 Baptism records, from 1540 to 1840, covering 16 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 19,000 memorials, mostly gravestones, from 1189 to 2017, collected from 29 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 21st December 2017 at Montague Hall, Hounslow. Doors open at 7:15 pm. This is our Christmas Meeting. Food and drink will be provided and there will be a quiz.

Next Advice Session

Our next Advice Session will be held at Feltham Library on Saturday 16th December 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

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


Previous news


Recent updates

10-December-2017

Digital copy of journals for 2003 added.

3-December-2017

Aberdeen & NE Scotland FHS Journals now accessible to members online.

1-December-2017

Projects page updated.

25-November-2017

Memorial Inscriptions of Oak Lane Cemetery, Twickenham are added.

17-November-2017

New image (and tip) of the month.

15-November-2017

Members' Lookup page added to Members Area.


Previous updates


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