Image of the month
St. Mary Magdalene, Littleton, tucked away right next to Shepperton Studios, is a parish church with a long history. The memorial inscriptions were recently added to the website, and may be searched from the Memorial Inscriptions Search page, and the book of inscriptions is available from our Digital Library page.

Tip of the month
FreeReg is one of the famous trio of FreeUKGenealogy Projects, the other two being FreeBMD and FreeCen. Searching FreeReg is of course free, but also the way the data is collected by volunteer transcriptions means that FreeReg has a considerable number of parish register events that are not recorded elsewhere online. There is a lot of data there. When doing a Bostock search on the registers up to 1800 I found there were 572 baptisms, 559 marriages and 405 burials. That's quite a haul. Searching by location and period are well supported.


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

Notice Board

The Notice Board was last updated on 27th October 2021.

Next Meeting

Our next meeting is a Zoom meeting to be held on Thursday 16th December 2021. The focus of the meeting will be a talk by Chris Broom titled Humour in Genealogy.

Next Fair

None scheduled at present.

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

19-November-2021

New image (and tip) of the month.

16-November-2021

Digitised journals now go back to 1989, all fully indexed.

13-November-2021

The Project pages have been updated.

5-November-2021

Digitised journals now go back to 1990, all fully indexed.

3-November-2021

The Committee minutes for September 2021 added to Members Area.

31-October-2021

The Memorial Inscriptions for Sunbury Old Burial Ground are added.

24-October-2021

The Memorial Inscriptions for St. Mary Magdalene, Littleton are added.

22-October-2021

A playback facility has been added for the Zoom talks. See the Meetings page.


Previous updates


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