Image of the month
Our most recent collection of Memorial Inscriptions was from the very large churchyard of St. Nicholas, Chiswick. The document records 12,005 inscribed names from 4,681 memorials. The document can be seen by members from the Digital Library page.

Tip of the month
Do you like to know the full names of your family forebears? I do. The new GRO Online Index provides you with full names as entered on the original birth or death certificates. Whereas Find My Past can show you the original index entry for a birth or death, which usually gives two forenames and then initials, the new GRO Online Index gives you all the names.

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 February 2016 at Montague Hall, Hounslow. Doors open at 7.15 pm. The focus of the meeting will be a talk by Beverley Walker titled Was Your Ancestor a Gypsy?

WDYTYA Early bird flash sale

Tickets to WDYTYA 6-8 April 2017 are now on sale (0844 8737330) at the discounted price of £22 for 2 tickets. Offer closes on 22nd November.

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


Fairs page updated.


New image (and tip) of the month.


Meetings page updated.


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


Committee minutes for November added to Members Area.


Fairs page has been updated.


A new Journal Search facility is added.

Previous updates

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