Image of the month
This is just one of the 328 pages making up the Protestations Returns for Middlesex in 1641/2. Click on the page for enlargement, and click again for highest resolution. It is the first page of the return for Greenford Magna, or Greenford as we know it today, containing a mix of actual signatures, and people signing with a mark. Our thanks go to Brian Page for transcribing all 328 pages of the returns, so that they could be indexed. See also this months tip.

Tip of the month
The tip this month is on what may be found in the Protestations Returns for Middlesex. These returns were required to be made by act of Parliament in 1641, which required that every male in the country aged 18 or over must take an oath of allegiance to the Protestant Religion. The full oath, and a summary of the Middlesex returns, are provided in our Protestations of Middlesex document. A further useful aid to locating the returns filed anywhere in the country is available at the Parliamentary Archives - Map Search page on the internet.


Our aims
The Society aims to encourage and assist those involved in the study of family history and genealogy in the western part of the ancient English county of Middlesex. See also our Objectives page.

Using this website
The website contains much information about the Society, and provides general assistance in providing links to other websites of use to family historians. You may explore the site using the menus above, including to use the Sitemap, where you can see all our pages at a glance.

For example under Research and Indexes you will find pages which tell you which members of the Society hold some of our special assets, Parish Registers, Indexes relating to Places, and other General Indexes.

New members
We are always keen to welcome new members. Benefits of membership include attending our monthly meetings at Montague Hall in Hounslow, where you can meet like-minded souls, many of whom have been enjoying this hobby for a long while. You will also receive a copy of our Quarterly Journal. Joining instructions may be found on our How to join the Society page. Attending our meetings is free, and you may come as a guest just to see what goes on, if you wish. Cost of membership is a modest £15 per annum.




Society news

Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Thursday 20th July 2017 at Montague Hall, Hounslow. Doors open at 7.15 pm. This is our Members Meeting, where the theme this year is 'Getting Online'. Please come and contribute your experience, or ask any questions that concern you about 'getting online'.

Next Advice Session

Our next Advice Session will be held at Feltham Library on Saturday July 175th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Last few days of children's competition

The FFHS sponsored 'My Family Tree' competition for children (5-16 years) closes on July 13th. If you have missed it and are interested please contact Secretary@west-middlesex-fhs.org.uk .


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Recent updates

13-June-2017

Memorial Inscriptions of All Saints, Fulham are added.

23-May-2017

Protestation Returns now includes images of the pages.

20-May-2017

Library page updated.

19-May-2017

New image (and tip) of the month.

19-May-2017

Advice Sessions page updated.

4-May-2017

Unwanted GRO certificates now only £1.


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