Library

The Society maintains a library which is available for access by members and visitors at our monthly meetings in Hounslow. The main categories of items in the library are as follows:

  • Transcriptions of local parish records
  • Memorial inscriptions for local churchyards
  • General research material topics such as military records, apprentices, trades and professional directories
  • A collection of maps

All items in the library have been catalogued, and a comprehensive Library Catalogue Search facility is also provided.

Our original reference materials may only be accessed at our meetings, but the item may also be among the Indexes held by members. Items such as local history books, and textbooks may be borrowed by members for a month, between meetings, or by arrangement with the Librarians.

Our considerable collection of printed exchange journals may also be borrowed between meetings. They form part of our bookstall, and may be borrowed by arrangement with the Bookstall Manager.

Accessions to the library are partly from purchases and partly from donations by members. All items will be considered for inclusion, so long as they relate to the West Middlesex area and/or are likely to benefit family historians. Members are encouraged to make recommendations for new acquisitions, either to the Executive Committee or to the Librarians.

The most recent library acquisitions are the following:

  • The Wyatt Road Infant School, Staines Log Books, 1902 - 1974 (July 2015)
  • The Memorial Inscriptions of St. Leonard, Heston (September 2015)
  • 48 maps of London, ranging 17th to 19th century (March 2016)
  • The Memorial Inscriptions of Holy Trinity, Hounslow (May 2016)
  • The Memorial Inscriptions of St. Nicholas, Chiswick (November 2016)
  • The Royal Marine and the Convict (May 2017)
  • The Memorial Inscriptions of All Saints, Fulham (July 2017)
  • The Memorial Inscriptions of St. Margaret's Uxbridge and the Old Burial Ground (July 2017)
  • The Memorial Inscriptions of Holly Road Garden of Rest, Twickenham (September 2017)
  • The Memorial Inscriptions of St. Mary the Virgin, Twickenham (October 2017)




Society news

Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Thursday 16th November 2017 at Montague Hall, Hounslow. Doors open at 7.15 pm. The focus of the meeting will be a talk by Phil Thomaselli titled Tracing your Military Ancestors.

Next Advice Session

Our next Advice Session will be held at Feltham Library on Saturday 21st October from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Are you able to join our Committee?

The committee meets every two months in Hounslow. We would like a few more members to join us and help to run the show. Enthusiasm is the only pre-req.

Give a lift - Take a lift

A new page has been added to the website to enable people wanting a lift to meetings to find those able and willing to give a lift (see below).


Previous news


Recent updates

20-October-2017

FFHS Australian Really Useful Leaflet added to Members Forms page.

20-October-2017

New image (and tip) of the month.

20-October-2017

Memorial Inscriptions of St. Mary's, Twickenham are added.

17-October-2017

Meetings page updated.

22-September-2017

Give a lift introduced - see Meetings page.

22-September-2017

New image (and tip) of the month.

22-September-2017

Memorial Inscriptions of Holly Road Garden of Rest, Twickenham are added.

6-September-2017

Committee minutes for July added to Members area.


Previous updates


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