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. When you register your information you are then provided with a second link which is to actually join the next meeting in the schedule of meetings. 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:

Title Speaker
16 July 2020 Sons of the Soil: Tracing your Agricultural Labouring Ancestors
Janet Few
20 August 2020 A-Z of Victorian Occupations
Kirsty Gray
17 September 2020 What did they do? Records relating to trades, professions and occupations
Mia Bennett

Society news

Next Meeting

Our meetings have resumed, and are open to all, not just those within range of Isleworth. See our new Meetings page . Our July talk will be given by Janet Few on 'Sons of the Soil: Tracing your Agricultural Labouring Ancestors'.

Next Fair

Our attendance at fairs is severely impacted by the coronavirus situation. The next fair still on schedule is not until September.

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


Committee minutes for May 2020 added to Members Area.


New image (and tip) of the month.


The Meetings page has been updated and now shows our new programme of virtual talks.


The Memorial Inscriptions of St. George, Hanworth are added.


New image (and tip) of the month.


See our Access Exchange Journals page. You can now see all issues of the Family History Society of Newfoundland and Labrador journal.

Previous updates

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