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 1993, selection of the journal will show a list of the articles contained in the journal. From 1994 onwards we also provide a link to the index that we provide each March to help find articles from the previous year. From 1995 we provide a brief note on each article to further detail what the article was about, and we provide online access to the actual journals, but the last 4 issues may only be viewed by members and those participating in the 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)

    Society news

    Next Meeting

    Our meetings have resumed, and are open to all, not just those within range of Isleworth. See the Meetings page . On 15th October we hold our AGM and Robert Parker will be giving a talk titled 'Finding your ancestors on Ancestry.co.uk'.

    Next Fair

    We don't have any actual fairs scheduled, but we will be present at the Family History Show Online which takes place on Saturday 26th September.

    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.


    Committee minutes for July 2020 added to Members Area..


    A new page titled Notice Board has been added, and can be accessed from the Activities tab .


    New image (and tip) of the month.


    New image (and tip) of the month.


    Committee minutes for May 2020 added to Members Area.

    Previous updates

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