Image of the month
Our February talk was titled 'Was your ancestor a Gypsy' by Beverley Walker. These gypsy caravans are called 'vardos' in Romany. Beverley told us much about gypsy's ways, and what records they left behind. Our June journal will include a summary of her talk.

Tip of the month
Our journal looks better in colour. Cost constraints mean that we have to print our journal in black and white, except for the cover, but the images are usually in colour. To see the 'colour' version of the journal members can always view the journal from the Our Recent Journals page. (It's complete except it does not show the Members' passwords).

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 16th March 2017 at Montague Hall, Hounslow. Doors open at 7:15 pm. The meeting will start with the Society AGM. This will be followed by a talk by Steve Hookins titled My grandfather was an Air Warden.

A Winter Sale

We would like to part with some of our collection of unwanted Birth, Marriage and Death certificates, and over the winter we are reducing the price of these from £3.50 to £2.00. See Unwanted GRO certificates to see if we have any you would wish to buy.

Previous news

Recent updates


Calderdale and Furness FHS no longer on Printed Journals page


New image (and tip) of the month.


Advice Sessions page updated.


Fairs page updated.


Fairs page updated.


Meetings page updated.


The photo archive is removed to avoid any copyright/data privacy issues.

Previous updates

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