News Log

This page provides a brief log of the main items of news for the Society from 1st January 2017, with most recent items shown first.

22-Sept-2018 Margaret Cunnew, John Seaman, Pat Candler and Roland Bostock ran our stall at the Family History Show in Sandown Racecourse, Esher, Surrey.
20-Sept-2018 Members' meeting - talk by David Turner on 'Forgotten staff: Victorian and edwardian Railwaywomen'.
16-Aug-2018 Members' meeting - talk by Kirsty Gray on 'Women in WW1'.
28-July-2018 Margaret Cunnew and Muriel Sprott ran our stall at the Buckinghamshire FHS Open Day in Aylesbury.
19-July-2018 Members' meeting - 40th year celebrations - some reminiscing of our 40 years led by Yvonne Masson.
21-June-2018 Members' meeting - talk by Jane King on 'The History of the Foundling Hospital'.
17-May-2018 Members' meeting - talk by Elizabeth Owen on 'How can memorabilia help with family history?'.
12-May-2018 Roland Bostock, Margaret Cunnew, Ann Greene, Yvonne Masson and Muriel Sprott ran our stall (and an advice session) as part of the CityRead event at Feltham Library
5/6-May-2018 Roland Bostock, Margaret Cunnew, Ann Greene, Yvonne Masson and Muriel Sprott ran our stall at The Name Event at Earls Court
19-Apr-2018 Members' meeting - talk by Judy Hill on 'Victorian Life Below Stairs'.
15-Mar-2018 Our AGM was held at St. John's Centre, Isleworth, with talk by Jef Page on 'London in the 1880s: hard work, poverty & street life'.
15-Feb-2018 Members' meeting - talk by James Wisdom on 'The Layton Collection'.
18-Jan-2018 Members' meeting - talk by Leigh Dworkin on 'Tracing Jewish Ancestors'.
21-Dec-2017 Christmas Members' meeting - Excellent refreshments - and Muriel gives us all a quiz.
16-Nov-2017 Members' meeting - talk by Phil Thomaselli on 'Tracing your Military Ancestors'.
4-Nov-2017 Roland Bostock, Margaret Cunnew and Maggie Mold ran our stall at West Surrey FHS Open Day and Family History Fair in Woking, Surrey.
19-Oct-2017 Members' meeting - The planned speaker gave late notice that he could not attend. An impromptu meeting was arranged, mostly Roland Bostock (webmaster) showing some of the facilities of our website.
8-Oct-2017 Roland Bostock, Margaret Cunnew and Maggie Mold ran our stall at Hampshire Genealogy Society's Family History Fair and Open Day in Basingstoke, Hants.
6-Oct-2017 Roland Bostock, Margaret Cunnew, Yvonne Masson and Muriel Sprott ran our stall at the Full of Life Fair at Twickenham Rugby Stadium.
24-Sep-2017 Roland Bostock, Margaret Cunnew and Muriel Sprott ran our stall at The London Family History Show at Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher, Surrey.
21-Sep-2017 Members' meeting - talk by Kirsty Gray on 'Heir Hunting - the Real Deal'.
17-Aug-2017 Members' meeting - talk by Janet Few on 'Toleration or Turmoil? English Non-Conformity and our Ancestors'.
29-Jul-2017 Margaret Cunnew, Brian and Pam Smith, and Muriel Sprott ran our stall at Bucks FHS Open Day at Aylesbury, Bucks .
21-Jul-2017 June Watkins funeral at Hanworth Crematorium.
20-Jul-2017 Members' meeting - Get Online - hosted by Kirsty Gray and Carole Steers.
16-Jun-2017 Members' meeting - talk by Gill Blanchard on 'Tracing a House History'.
30-May-2017 Roland Bostock sets up a page for the Society on Wikipedia, subsequently removed by Wikipedia editors as the Society is not sufficienty 'notable'!.
18-May-2017 Members' neeting - talk by Celia Heritage on 'Newspapers for Family Historians'.
4-May-2017 Unwanted GRO certificates now only £1.
20-Apr-2017 Members' meeting - talk by Alison Craze on 'Brookwood Hospital - Asylum or Institution'.
25-Mar-2017 Kay Dudman, Yvonne Masson and Joan Storkey attended West London Local History Conference, and ran our bookstall.
16-Mar-2017 AGM and Members' meeting - talk by Steve Hookins on 'Meet Mr. Warden'. Yvonne Masson and Brian and Pam Smith were each awarded Honorary Life Membership of the Society.
16-Feb-2017 Members' meeting - talk by Beverley Walker on 'Was Your Ancestor a Gypsy?'.
19-Jan-2017 Members' meeting - talk by Paul Blake on 'London Genealogy - or the Metropolitan Nightmare'.

Society news

Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Thursday 18th October 2018 at St. John's Centre, Isleworth. Doors open at 7.15 pm. The focus of the meeting will be a talk by Susan Moore titled Chancery Proceedings.

Next Fair

The next fair that we will be exhibiting at is the Full of Life Fair at the RFU, Whitton Road, Twickenham on 26th October.

Next Advice Session

Our next Advice Session will be held at Feltham Library on Saturday 20th October from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Previous news

Recent updates


Committee minutes for July 2018 added to Members Area.


Parish Map page is updated.


Parish Information page is updated.


New image (and tip) of the month.


The Memorial Inscriptions for St. James, Hampton Hill are added.

Previous updates

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