Meetings of the Society

From 16th July 2020, until further notice, the Society has resolved to go virtual with its members' meetings. The meetings will be run using Zoom web conferencing. All you need to do when the time comes is to use the link to Start Zoom as given below. Joining a meeting is a two stage process. The common link given below takes you to a registration page where you are asked to provide your name and email address. This is actually a registration for all our future talks. Once the next meeting has opened its doors the Registration page will include a new button to actually join the meeting. You do not have to have installed the Zoom product to do this, and a video-cam, while useful, is not a prerequisite to joining the meetings either.

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 at about 8:00 pm, 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. 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 Speaker
17 December 2020 Bring your own refreshments. We amuse ourselves. There will be a quiz.
21 January 2021 The Plague Doctor David Bell
18 February 2021 Growing Up in Chiswick and Fulham Giz Marriner
18 March 2021 Grave Tales and Memorials Graham Sutherland
15 April 2021 Registers of Electors for Family Historians Eric Probert

Society news

Next Meeting

Our next meeting is on 17th December and will be Zoom party time for Christmas. Bring your own crackers and refreshments. There will be a quiz.

Next Fair

We shall be running our virtual stall (with chat) at the Family History Show Online on Saturday 20th February 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.

Previous news

Recent updates


Matt Brown's London Etymology Map has been added as an option to our Parish Maps page.


New image (and tip) of the month.


Committee minutes for September 2020 added to Members Area.


Tickets at half price for our members for next year's family history show - see our Discounts page .


New image (and tip) of the month.


Digitised journals now go back to 1993, all fully indexed.

Previous updates

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