West Middlesex FHS Journal, Volume 12 (1994)

This page provides a summary of the articles which appeared in all four journals of 1994. You may select an article and go straight to the right page in the journal, or use the links below to browse the journal from its cover.

If you are looking for specific surnames in articles you should use the facilities provided at the Journal Search page, but for place names or talks given by guest speakers you may find the Journal Index for 1994 helpful.

1881 Census Project - Jill and Les Munson
An update on the Society's work to transcribe enumerators' books for the 1881 census.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 12(1) 7 (March 1994)

Postal Book Service - Jim Devine
Feedback from running the Society's Postal Book Service.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 12(1) 9 (March 1994)

Annual General Meeting
Minutes of the 1992 AGM.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 12(1) 10-14 (March 1994)

The Reports of PC 152 - Peter Hocking
Extracts from a policeman's notebook made in 1890, providing a glimpse of the duties of a local policeman from that time.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 12(1) 15-17 (March 1994)

Help!
Various requests for help in family history research.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 12(1) 17-18 (March 1994)

'As far as lawfully I may...' The Protestation Returns of 1641 - Richard Chapman
Richard provides the historical context behind these important documents.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 12(1) 19-26 (March 1994)

Previous Meetings
Notes on a talk given by Andrea Cameron on 'The Work of a Local Studies Librarian' (November).
West Middlesex FHS Journal 12(1) 31-32 (March 1994)

A Village under Threat - Antonia Davis
Antonia writes of the threat to Harlington and Harmondsworth due to the planned expansion of Heathrow.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 12(2) 8 (June 1994)

West London Local History Conference - Yvonne Woodbridge
A short write up on the conference which had the theme 'London's Open Spaces'.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 12(2) 9 (June 1994)

Duplication in the Census Returns - Jack Hearne
Jack gives examples of duplication found in the 1881 census returns.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 12(2) 11 (June 1994)

Dissenters of Feltham in the 19th Century - Peter Watson
A thorough examination of non-conformist worship in Feltham in the 19th century. Peter uses the Ecclesiatical Census of 1851 as his starting point.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 12(2) 12-17 (June 1994)

Help!
Various requests for help in family history research.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 12(2) 17-20 (June 1994)

Have you a Waterman in the family? - Frank Barnes
Frank describes the trades of waterman and lighterman as they applied to our section of the River Thames.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 12(2) 21-22 (June 1994)

Hitting the brick wall - Peter Roe
Peter describes some of his brick walls, particularly for people in the mid 20th century.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 12(2) 22-24 (June 1994)

Have you seen any briefs? - Yvonne Woodbridge
Yvonne asks for information on 'briefs' which are occaionally included in parish registers.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 12(2) 29 (June 1994)

Previous Meetings
Notes on a talk given by Mary Brown on 'Isleworth' (January).
West Middlesex FHS Journal 12(2) 29 (June 1994)

Manorial Documents Register - Richard Chapman
Richard starts by identifying the role of the Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts (RCHM) which maintains the Manorial Documents Register (MDR), an important reference which identifies where to find particular Manorial Documents.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 12(3) 9-12 (September 1994)

Hanworth War Memorial - Ted Dunstall
Ted asks for help in identifying five individuals on the memorial.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 12(3) 12 (September 1994)

Help!
Various requests for help in family history research.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 12(3) 13-14 (September 1994)

War Memorial Project - Ted Dunstall
This is a progress report on the collection of War Memorial inscriptions in our area.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 12(3) 15 (September 1994)

Did your ancestor write for Tolstoy? - Reg Mayhew
Reg identifies 25 boys who wrote essays for Leon Tolstoy in the year 1681. West Middlesex FHS Journal 12(3) 16 (September 1994)

Tales from an Open Day - Margaret Comben
Margaret provides a personal account of attending her first Open Day for the Society in 1991, and the various contacts and further visits to Open Days that followed.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 12(3) 17-19 (September 1994)

War Graves of West Middlesex men in Denmark and Iceland - Daphne Neech
Extracts relating to West Middlesex men from the Denmark and Iceland section of War Graves of the British Commonwealth.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 12(3) 20-21 (September 1994)

Stories told by Ancient Church Records - Mavis Sibley
Mavis reports on some unusual stories extracted from church records and first reported in the West Middlesex Gazette of 22nd June 1935.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 12(3) 21-23 (September 1994)

1881 Census Indexes
A progress report on the Society's work transcribing the 1881 census.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 12(4) 6 (December 1994)

Drown'd in the Northfleet - Peter Watson
Peter gives an account of the Northleet disaster, its local interest, and a full passenger list indicating survivors.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 12(4) 7-12 (December 1994)

'Obnoxious Force' - Yvonne Woodbridge
How in 1830 a petition was raised in Ealing against the formation of a police force.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 12(4) 13 (December 1994)

Did your ancestor help to build St Paul's Cathedral? - Wendy Mott
Wendy finds a list of donors contributing to the rebuild of St. Paul's Cathedral among the parish records of Littleton.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 12(4) 14 (December 1994)

IGI on CD-ROM - Richard Chapman
Richard tells how to use the CD-ROM version of the International Genealogical Index (IGI) at the Society of Genealogiss. The whole set comprises 30 disks.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 12(4) 15-17 (December 1994)

Help!
Various requests for help in family history research.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 12(4) 17-18 (December 1994)

The WWI Diaries of Louisa Higginson - Lois Wilson
Louisa Higginson was a nurse brught up and trained in New Zealand, and she kept a detailed diary of the war years, which Lois has used to provide much information of Louisa's life during this period.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 12(4) 19-24 (December 1994)

Don't hesitate to follow up every lead there might be - Valerie Walker
This article is linked to the previous article by Lois Wilson in that Lois passed on to Valerie the name of one of her co-nurses, and on investigation Valerie found that she was related to her.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 12(4) 24-25 (December 1994)

Previous Meetings
Notes on a talk given by Ron Cox on '300 Years of Mud and Crime' (June).
West Middlesex FHS Journal 12(4) 26-27 (December 1994)

Discharged in New Zealand - Hugh and Lynn Hughes
Hugh and Lynn Hughes have written a book providing information on 3663 soldiers who took their discharge from service in New Zealand rather than return home.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 12(4) 30 (December 1994)

Open Day at the SoG - Antonia Davis
Antonia gives an account of the Society of Genealogist's recent Open Day.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 12(4) 31 (December 1994)




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