Image of the month
The Diana Fountain in Bushy Park, Teddington, on a brooding summer evening - spot the cormorants. Bushy Park's history is much connected with Hampton Court Palace, as is the fountain itself. A full account of the park and its lodges was provided by Bridget Purr in our September 2012 journal. Here's a link to Bridget's article.

Tip of the month
Many of us enjoy using maps to help with our family history, and you likely know that the National Library of Scotland (NLS) has one of the very best collection of maps in the world, with special focus on maps for Scotland and England. The FHF Really Useful Bulletin issue 17 has a really excellent write-up on how to make best use of the NLS collection. Perhaps not surprising as the article is by Chris Fleet, map curator at the library. Highly recommended reading.


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 17th January 2022.

Next Meeting

Our next meeting is a hybrid Zoom meeting, the speaker being remote, and members being remote or at St. John's Centre, Isleworth, to be held on Thursday 17th February 2022. The focus of the meeting will be a talk by John Hanson titled My Ancestor didn't leave a will. Well - they should have done!.

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

21-January-2022

New image (and tip) of the month.

7-January-2022

The Meetings page is amended. The January meeting will be Zoom only.

6-January-2022

The Committee minutes for November 2021 added to Members Area.

17-December-2021

New image (and tip) of the month.

19-November-2021

New image (and tip) of the month.

16-November-2021

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


Previous updates


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