Image of the month
The AGM held on 21st March was the last Members' meeting with Kirsty Gray in the chair. Those who know the Society will remember that on October 15th 2015 the Society held an Extra-ordinary Meeting to include a motion to wind up the Society. At the same meeting Kirsty was due to give us a talk. By the time the meeting had ended Kirsty was our new chairman. A knight in shining armour had come to our rescue. At the AGM Kirsty was presented with this memento to thank her for coming to our aid. One click enlarges the picture.

Tip of the month
A long while back (March 2016) we provided information here on a website called I announce that provides a searchable database of obituaries, which is updated daily. Experience has shown that this website now has rather little activity, but a cousin website called Funeral Notices has taken up the cause, and may well have the obituary you have been looking for.


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 St. John's Centre in Isleworth, 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 18th April 2019 at St. John's Centre, Isleworth. Doors open at 7.15 pm. The focus of the meeting will be a talk by Judy Hill titled Misdoings and Misdemeanours (The Life of the Victorian Housemaid).

Next Fair

The next fair we will be attending is Family Tree Live at Alexandra Palace on 26/27th April 2019.

Next Advice Session

Our next Advice Session will be held at Feltham Library on Saturday 18th May from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.


Previous news


Recent updates

22-March-2019

Contacts page amended post-AGM.

22-March-2019

New image (and tip) of the month.

21-March-2019

A new page titled Newspapers has been added under the Research tab.

11-March-2019

A new page titled DNA Testing has been added under the Research tab.

9-March-2019

Committee minutes for January 2019 added to Members Area.

8-March-2019

The Fairs page has been updated.

26-February-2019

See Baptisms Search. 7,400 baptisms have been added for All Saints, Isleworth 1784-1807 and 1852-1890.


Previous updates


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