West Middlesex Family History Society Journal

The Society publishes a journal four times each year which is distributed to all members. This contains a mix of articles written by members about their family history research in the area, on record sources and research methods, and on aspects of local history in West Middlesex. It also includes details of Society meetings, projects and services, and local and national family history news. A Help! section for those seeking assistance and surname interests of new members are also regular features. It is recognised that the Journal is the main link with the Society for many members who live outside the West Middlesex area and every effort is made to keep them abreast of local news and society information.

As from September 2017 all members are invited to receive the journal as an email attachment, as an alternative to receiving printed copy. This is certainly the 'green' option, and saves the Society some printing and postage costs. The digital version is also in full colour. If you wish to switch to receiving your journal by email please make your request to

We need your articles

Articles showing different angles of research into family or local history, views on national and international family history matters and aspects of members' own family research are always needed for the Journal. These do not necessarily have to be long or complete articles. Contributions are always welcome and should be submitted to the Editor by post or email (see Contacts). Please note that the deadlines for receipt of materials for possible inclusion in the quarterly issues of the Journal are 7 January, 7 April, 7 July and 7 October.

Back-copies of the Journal may be accessed at any of the following libraries:

  • The British Library (copyright library),
  • The National Library of Wales (copyright library),
  • The National Archives, Kew
  • The Guildhall Library,
  • Bishopsgate Institute Library,
  • The Society of Genealogists Library,
  • Hounslow & Feltham Library,
  • Richmond upon Thames Reference Library,
  • Kensington Central Library,
  • Uxbridge Library,
  • Family History Connections Library, Victoria, Australia,
  • The English Interest Group, New Zealand Society of Genealogists.
  • Allen County library, Indiana, USA,
  • New York Public Library, New York, USA,
  • We participate in an Exchange Journal Programme with other Family History Societies. See the Exchange Journal Programme page if you are interested to exchange your journal with us. See the Members Area if you are a member and would like to see journals from our participating societies.

    A complete list of our journals, grouped by volume, follows. For the early years, up to 1987, selection of the journal will show a list of the articles contained in the journal. From 1988 onwards the journals are fully digitised. The journal contents include a short synopsis of what each article is about, and selection of an article will take you straight to the page in the journal where the article will be found. We restrict access to digital content of the last 4 issues. These may only by viewed by members of our Society, or members of Societies participating in our Exchange Journal Programme.

    A Journal Search facility is also provided to search for journal articles by keyword or by surname.

    All Journals published to date

    Volume 1 (1978-1980) Volume 2 (1980-81) Volume 3 (1982-83) Volume 4 (1983-84)
    Volume 5 (1984-85) Volume 6 (1986-87) Volume 7 (1988-89) Volume 8 (1990)
    Volume 9 (1991) Volume 10 (1992) Volume 11 (1993) Volume 12 (1994)
    Volume 13 (1995) Volume 14 (1996) Volume 15 (1997) Volume 16 (1998)
    Volume 17 (1999) Volume 18 (2000) Volume 19 (2001) Volume 20 (2002)
    Volume 21 (2003) Volume 22 (2004) Volume 23 (2005) Volume 24 (2006)
    Volume 25 (2007) Volume 26 (2008) Volume 27 (2009) Volume 28 (2010)
    Volume 29 (2011) Volume 30 (2012) Volume 31 (2013) Volume 32 (2014)
    Volume 33 (2015) Volume 34 (2016) Volume 35 (2017) Volume 36 (2018)
    Volume 37 (2019) Volume 38 (2020) Volume 39 (2021) Volume 40 (2022)

    Society news

    Notice Board

    The Notice Board was last updated on 20th May 2022.

    Next Meeting

    Our next meeting is a hybrid Zoom meeting, the speaker being remote, and members being remote or at St. John's Centre, Isleworth, to be held on Thursday 16th June 2022. The focus of the meeting will be a talk by Jenny Mallin titled My British Raj Family - early days

    Next Fair

    Our next family history fair is The Family History Show on 24th September 2022.

    Next Advice Session

    Advice sessions run at Feltham Library have had to be suspended, but advice may be requested by email. See the Advice page.

    Previous news

    Recent updates


    New image (and tip) of the month.


    Digitised journals now go back to 1988, all fully indexed


    The Committee minutes for March 2022 added to Members Area.


    A Books for sale page is added.


    New image (and tip) of the month.

    Previous updates

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