Invitation to join the Society

The Society needs new members. This page summarises the main benefits of membership, and provides a link to our page which actually says how to join.

The cost of membership is £15 for all members, and attending our meetings is free.

Some reasons to join us

There are plenty of reasons that might appeal to you to join us

  • As a Society which meets every month in Isleworth we provide a meeting forum where you will find like-minded souls with a common interest. We don't require you to join just to attend a meeting or two. Why not come along, talk to some of us, and see if you like the atmosphere.

  • At these meetings we usually have a guest speaker. Check out our Meetings page, to see the topics coming up soon. We also bring to these meetings some of our current bookstall, which consists of books about our area, and a number of family history journals which are part of our Journal Exchange Programme.

  • We invest considerable effort to produce a quality Family History Journal, which is properly introduced on the Journals page. As a member, in the UK, or abroad, you will be mailed each issue of the Journal as we publish it. In 2015 the committee decided that copies of the Journal over 1 year old can be made available to all, through this website, which also means you can see for yourself what our journal looks like. Here's the page which leads into our 4 journals for the year 2013, with the index, just as an example.

  • We also run two Journal Exchange programmes, one for printed copy of other society's journals, which we bring to our members' meetings, and the other for digital access to journals. See the Journals Access page for the societies with whom we exchange journals.

  • And we have discounts. Our main discount is on subscriptions to Find My Past. Because we supply data to Find My Past our members automatically qualify for a 15% discount on any subscription with them. Details of how to obtain this discount are provided starting from our Members Area.

  • The Members Area is also the starting point for accessing a lot of data previously indexed by our members. See the Data Searches page for more on this. We let anyone do a Summary Search, which is like a summary search at Find My Past or Ancestry Co. It only becomes a 'members only' search when you try to do a specific search on Baptisms, Burials, Memorial Inscriptions, or whatever.

  • There may be times when you just want to do a particular lookup on Find My Past or Ancestry, but you are not subscribed. We have a few members who are always subscribed, and they will undertake a definite search for you.

  • A further benefit, which is not exclusive to our membership, but illustrates very well what we are about, is that we run monthly Individual Advice Sessions at Feltham Library which are primarily aimed at those who need some help to get started.

While some of the above benefits relate to being able to meet with us in Isleworth, the fact is that the majority of our members do not live in Middlesex. Many live in very far away places, but maintain their interest in West Middlesex due to where their ancestors lived. You do not have to be a local to enjoy many of our benefits.

For those who do live in West Middlesex, and can attend our meetings, there will be opportunities to contribute to the running of the Society. The society is run by an Executive Committee, for which we are continually seeking volunteers to join us. We also have many roles such as librarian, journal editor, programme coordinator, bookstall manager, projects coordinator and archivist, that are all performed by volunteers. But we need to keep welcoming new members to the Society, who may be able to take on these positions in a few years time.

Joining instructions are simple enough. It's all included on our How to join the Society page. Hope to see you soon.

Society news

Notice Board

The Notice Board was last updated on 29th March 2024.

Next Meeting

Our next meeting is on Thursday 20th June 2024. This will be a hybrid Zoom meeting with the speaker being at St. John's Centre. Members may be remote or at St. John's. The focus of the meeting will be a talk by Giz Marriner titled The Fulham Pottery.

Next Fair

Our next family history fair is the Family History Show - London at Kempton Park Racecourse on Saturday 5th October 2024.

Previous news

Recent updates


Committee minutes for March 2024 now added to Members Area.


New image (and tip) of the month.


Digitised journals now go back to 1980, all fully indexed.


Digitised journals now go back to 1981, all fully indexed.


New image (and tip) of the month.


The memorial inscriptions of St. Mary, Hanwell are added..

Previous updates

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