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.

17-Sept-2020 Members' meeting (Zoom) - Talk by Mia Bennett on 'What did they do? Records relating to trades, professions and occupations'.
20-Aug-2020 Members' meeting (Zoom) - Talk by Kirsty Gray on 'A-Z of Victorian Occupations'.
16-Jul-2020 Members' meeting (Zoom) - Talk by Janet Few on 'Sons of the Soil: Tracing your Agricultural Labouring Ancestors'.
18-June-2020 Members' meeting - Talk was scheduled for Meryl Catty to speak on 'Our Newspaper Heritage', but meeting not held due to coronavirus restrictions.
22-May-2020 Members' meeting - Talk was scheduled for Amelia Bennett to speak on 'What Did They Do? - Records relating to trades, professions and occupations', but meeting not held due to coronavirus restrictions.
17/18-Apr-2020 Family Tree Live was cancelled due to coronavirus, but they did run a virtual event from the internet.
16-Apr-2020 Members' meeting - Talk was scheduled for John Clarke to speak on 'Researching the First World War dead at West Norwood Cemetery', but meeting not held due to coronavirus restrictions.
21-Mar-2020 The West London Local History Conference was cancelled due to coronavirus.
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

Our meetings have resumed, and are open to all, not just those within range of Isleworth. See the Meetings page . On 15th October we hold our AGM and Robert Parker will be giving a talk titled 'Finding your ancestors on Ancestry.co.uk'.

Next Fair

We don't have any actual fairs scheduled, but we will be present at the Family History Show Online which takes place on Saturday 26th 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

18-September-2020

New image (and tip) of the month.

3-September-2020

Committee minutes for July 2020 added to Members Area..

28-August-2020

A new page titled Notice Board has been added, and can be accessed from the Activities tab .

21-August-2020

New image (and tip) of the month.

17-July-2020

New image (and tip) of the month.

2-July-2020

Committee minutes for May 2020 added to Members Area.


Previous updates


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