The Memorial Inscriptions Project

This project has been running a long while and is well advanced. Many memorial inscriptions were collected from the churches and churchyards within our area in the 1980s and 1990s. Then, from about 2008 it was recognised that the collected data should be indexed and submitted to Find My Past where the records could be searched globally, and royalties could be obtained to benefit the Society.

In 2012 the activity increased again, and memorial inscriptions were collected from several more churches. The activity is ongoing and about 90% complete, being a mix of visiting churchyards to read the inscriptions, and documenting the findings both in book form, and as indexed data to be submitted to Find My Past.

As a further development, in 2018, it is proposed to add photographs to our collection of 19,000 plus gravestones. This requires a revisit with camera to each churchyard where we have collected the inscriptions.

A particular challenge in documenting the inscriptions are those that are written in Latin. These need to be translated into English, and we are actively seeking a volunteer who will take this on for us.

Any volunteers looking for this sort of work should contact the Projects Co-ordinator.




Society news

Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Thursday 20th February 2020 at St. John's Centre, Isleworth. Doors open at 7.15 pm. The focus of the meeting will be a talk by Julian Pooley titled Who Do You Think They Were? - Discovering the lives and experiences of our ancestors.

Next Fair

The fairs season for 2019 is over. The next fair we will be attending is in 2020. For more information please see the Fairs page.

Next Advice Session

Our next Advice Session will be held at Feltham Library on Saturday 18th January from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. These sessions need to be booked. See the Advice page.


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Recent updates

13-January-2020

A new page titled On Joining the Committee has been added to the Members Area.

9-January-2020

Committee minutes for November 2019 added to Members Area.

2-January-2020

For nostalgia, you can now read online, (and search) all journals back to 1996.

27-December-2019

A new page titled Poor Law Records has been added, and can be accessed from the Research tab.

20-December-2019

New image (and tip) of the month.

15-December-2019

A new page titled Burial Places Index has been added, and can be accessed from the Research tab.

2-December-2019

A page titled WMFHS Data Privacy Policy has been added to the Members Area for references purposes.

29-November-2019

A new page titled Church Index has been added, and can be accessed from the Research tab.

28-November-2019

The Parish Maps page has been extended, and now has 4 maps.


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