West Middlesex FHS Journal, Volume 40 (2022)

This page provides a summary of the articles which appeared in our journals of 2022. The last four published journals may only be viewed by Society members or our Exchange Journal partners using Our Recent Journals page, which is password protected.

Recent Website Updates - Roland Bostock
A brief summary of the main website updates since December 2020.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 40(1) 6 (March 2022)

Monthly Talks - Ann Greene, Muriel Sprott, Roland Bostock
Notes on the talks given at three recent meetings: Janet Few on Remember When? 1946-1969 (November); Chris Broom on "Humour in Genealogy" or "A funny thing happened on the way to the record office..." (December); and Simon Fowler on Help, my Ancestor has vanished (January).
West Middlesex FHS Journal 40(1) 7-13 (March 2022)

Further information on tracing an illegitimate family - Margaret Watson
In the June issue of the journal Margaret wrote an article titled 'An Illegitimate Family is Traced thanks to the West Middlesex FHS'. Here she tells of events hat followed after the article was published.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 40(1) 14-15 (March 2022)

Annual General Meeting
The agenda and notices for the March 2022 AGM.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 40(1) 16-17 (March 2022)

Planning for Hybrid Zoom Meetings - Roland Bostock
Roland outlines the necessary considerations when planning for hybrid Zoom and physically attended meetings, as will start in February.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 40(1) 19-21 (March 2022)

Vivian Wadham, soldier and airman - John Seaman
John provides a short biography of Vivian Wadham, bor in Teddington in 1891, killed in action in Flanders in 1916.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 40(1) 22-23 (March 2022)

Book Review
'The Foundlings' by Nathan Dylan Goodwin.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 40(1) 24 (March 2022)

Hello from the new/returning Chairman - Kirsty Gray
Kirsty Gray reintroduces herself as the Society's new chairman.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 40(2) 6-7 (June 2022)

Monthly Talks - Yvonne Masson, Ann Greene
Notes on the talks given at two recent meetings: John Hansen on Did Your Ancestor Make a Will - well they should have (February); and Jef Page on Annie Besant and the Match Girls Strike of 1888 (March).
West Middlesex FHS Journal 40(2) 8-12 (June 2022)

A great find! - Sarah K Minney
Sarah's great find were two old British Railways registers which were coming up for auction on the internet. One of these was an Accident Register which ran from 1948 to 1988. Sarah has plans to index what the register contains.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 40(2) 13-16 (June 2022)

Marking Betty and Lucille's grave - George Hall
George provides an informative article on the steps you have to take if you want to erect a memorial, even a small one, on a deceased relative's grave.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 40(2) 17-21 (June 2022)

Annual General Meeting
Minutes of the Society's AGM, including the annual accounts, held on 17th March 2022.
West Middlesex FHS Journal 40(2) 22-28 (June 2022)

Society news

Notice Board

The Notice Board was last updated on 27th June 2022.

Next Meeting

Our next meeting is a hybrid Zoom meeting, the speaker being at St. John's Centre, Isleworth, and members being remote or at St. John's, to be held on Thursday 21st July 2022. The focus of the meeting will be a talk by Rob Kayne titled Old London Bridge: the one with the houses on top.

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.


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.

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