Meetings of the Society

The status as of September 2021 is that we have booked Zoom speakers for our meetings through to December, but St. John's Centre in Isleworth is now open for future bookings. We have therefore booked our meeting room at St. John's for all months starting from next January. January will be a Zoom-free meeting for us locals to meet with each other again.

As from February all further meetings will be joint local and Zoom, initially with speakers delivering their talks remotely by Zoom, but from time to time the speakers will be local, but the meeting and the talk can still be attended by Zoom. The programme will make clear if the speaker is delivering their talk from St. John's or not.

The Zoom process continues to be that attendees must first register (once) using the Start Zoom link, and then when the meeting starts they should use the link again to join the actual meeting.

To be sure that you are reminded of the meeting on the day of the meeting it is recommended that you send an email to the Secretary requesting that you receive invitations to each meeting until further notice.

On meeting days the meeting room will be open from 7:30 pm. Select the Start Zoom link as before, where the information you previously entered will be recalled, together with the link to actually join the meeting. Select that and you will be joined. The meeting proper will start at about 7:45 pm when the chairman will make any announcements, and take any general questions from members. The talk will begin shortly after, and with questions is scheduled to last for one hour, after which the meeting will close. Enjoy it all from the comfort of your home, or at the St. John's Centre. Non-members are welcome to our meetings.

The common link for attending our Zoom meetings

This is the common link which takes you to meeting registration and then to the meeting itself, for all meetings: Start Zoom.

This is the current programme:

Date Title & Synopsis Speaker
21 October 2021
Zoom only meeting
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The origins of the Commission: an extraordinary organisation created by extraordinary people with an extraordinary vision.
Ian Everest
18 November 2021
Zoom only meeting
Remember Then? Memories of 1946-1969
Recalling life in Britain during this pivotal period. Techniques described will help you to start writing reminiscences of your own.
Janet Few
16 December 2021
Zoom only meeting
Humour in Genealogy
A light-hearted walk through a variety of genealogical records, reinforcing the value of scrutinising original documents.
Chris Broom

Reciprocal arrangements with Hillingdon FHS and East Surrey FHS

With Zoom meetings now proving very popular with FHS members we have made an open invitation to members of Hillingdon FHS and East Surrey FHS to freely join any of our Zoom meetings, and both societies have reciprocated.

To see Hillingdon's talks programme follow this link. If you wish to attend any of their meetings please send an email to expressing your interest, and they will gladly put you on their list of invitees to attend future talks.

To see East Surrey's programme of virtual meetings see this link, where you will see specific links to register for any of their virtual talks.

Society news

Notice Board

The Notice Board was last updated on 26th September 2021.

Next Meeting

Our next meeting is a Zoom meeting to be held on Thursday 21st October 2021. The focus of the meeting will be a talk by Ian Everest titled The Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Next Fair

Our next fair is the Oxfordshire FHS ZoomFair which takes place on 2nd October 2021.

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.

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