News Log

This page provides a brief log of the main items of news for the Society from 1st January 2019, with most recent items shown first.

19-Mar-2020 Members' meeting - Talk was scheduled for Julian Pooley to speak on 'Who Do You Think They Were? Discovering the lives and experiences of our ancestors' and the AGM, but meeting not held due to coronavirus restrictions.
20-Feb-2020 Members' meeting - Talk by John Collis on 'I wish I had asked more questions - A local resident traces his family tree'.
16-Jan-2020 Members' meeting - Talk by Yvonne Hewett and Paul Leonard on 'A Brief History of York House, Twickenham'.
19-Dec-2019 Christmas celebrations: some silent movies shown by Ann Greene, a tough quiz set by Margaret Cunnew, and tasty refreshments by Pam & Brian Smith.
21-Nov-2019 Members' meeting - Talk by Gill Thomas on 'One Street Studies'.
2-Nov-2019 Roland Bistock, Margaret Cunnew, John Seaman, Brian and Pam Smith, and Muriel Sprott ran our stall at the Surrey Family History Fair at Woking.
19-Oct-2019 Margaret Cunnew, John Seaman, Brian and Pam Smith, and Hilary Strudwick ran our stall at the Surrey Heritage Showcase Event celebrating 50 years digging at Staines.
17-Oct-2019 Members' meeting - Talk by Mark Pardoe on 'The History and Architecture of London Underground Stations - Part 2'.
4-Oct-2019 Roland Bostock, Margaret Cunnew, John Seaman, Muriel Sprott and Hilary Strudwick ran our stall at Richmond Full of Life Fair at RFU Twickenham Stadium.
19-Sep-2019 Members' meeting - Talk by John Symons on 'DNA: The Story Continues'.
24-Aug-2019 Roland Bostock, Margaret Cunnew, Ann Greene, Yvonne Masson, John Seaman and Muriel Sprott ran our stall at The Family History Show, London at Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher, Surrey.
15-Aug-2019 Members' meeting - Talk by John Clarke on 'The History of Brookwood Cemetery'.
27-Jul-2019 Margaret Cunnew, Pam and Brian Smith, and Muriel Sprott ran our stall at Buckinghamshire Family History Society Open Day at Aylesbury, Bucks.
18-Jul-2019 Members' meeting - The theme was 'How we do our family history'. Several members told us how they set about it.
20-Jun-2019 Members' meeting - talk by David Turner on 'The Hampton Wick Accident 1888'.
18-May-2019 Margaret Cunnew, Ann Greene, John Seaman and Muriel Sprott ran our stall at How we used to live - Family history day at the Surrey History Centre, Woking.
16-May-2019 Members' meeting - talk by James Marshall on 'The Great West Road and Brentford Golden Mile'.
12-May-2019 Roland Bostock, Margaret Cunnew and Muriel Sprott ran our stall at Richmond May Fair.
26/27-Apr-2019 Roland Bostock, Margaret Cunnew, Ann Greene, Yvonne Masson, Brian Page, Muriel Sprott and Hilary Strudwick ran our stall at Family Tree Live at Alexandra Palace, North London.
18-Apr-2019 Members' meeting - talk by Judy Hill on 'The Old Poor Law and medical care for the poor in the early 19th century'.
21-Mar-2019 Our AGM was held at St. John's Centre, Isleworth, with talk by Mark Pardoe on 'The History and Architecture of London Underground Stations'. Honorary memberships were awarded to Betty Elliott and Margaret Cunnew.
21-Feb-2019 Members' meeting - talk by Alan Rice on 'Cemeteries Managaement and Disposal of the Dead: A personal experience'.
17-Jan-2019 Members' meeting - talk by Ann Greene on 'Hounslow's Special Constables in WW1'.



Society news

Next Meeting

Please note that we have now cancelled the AGM on 18th March, and also the April and May Members meetings. The June meeting is still on, and we now plan to hold our short AGM at this meeting, after the talk by Meryl Catty titled Our Newspaper Heritage.

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

The Advice sessions are now suspended, waiting for Feltham library to re-open. See the Advice page.


Previous news


Recent updates

20-March-2020

New image (and tip) of the month.

5-March-2020

Committee minutes for January 2020 added to Members Area.

28-February-2020

The final tranche of 4800 baptisms for All Saints, Isleworth is added (1890 - 1919).

21-February-2020

New image (and tip) of the month.

4-February-2020

A new page on Message Forwarding has been added to the Executive Committee area.

27-January-2020

The complete set of baptisms for St. Mary, Stanwell is added (1632 - 1945). Transcribing by Carol Sweetland.


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