Image of the month
This year saw Richmond May Fair become a 2-day event for the first time; Family Fun day on Saturday May 11th, and Lazy Sunday on May 12th. There was no charge to run a stall from one of their mini-marquees, so the Society decided to set up stall on the Sunday. The fair is very popular with thousands attending, and just a few were very pleased to come and see us. We will likely be back again next year. (Photo taken before the rush).

Tip of the month
Many will know of the BillionGraves website where the emphasis is on providing photographs of gravestones which come with a SatNav pointer as to their exact location within a cemetery. One criticism I have of their website is the lack or being able to order the results of a search. However, this can be overcome if you do the searching and ordering using the Find My Past link to BillionGraves. Start from the FMP Search A-Z page enter Billion as your dataset search field, and start looking for your records from Find My Past, using the Image Link field to get to BillionGraves.

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 20th June 2019 at St. John's Centre, Isleworth. Doors open at 7.15 pm. The focus of the meeting will be a talk by David Turner titled The Hampton Wick Accident 1888.

Next Fair

The next fair we will be attending is Buckinghamshire Family History Society Open Day in Aylesbury on Saturday 27th July.

Next Advice Session

Our next Advice Session will be held at Feltham Library on Saturday 15th June from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

We have a new page

We break new ground - we have a page where we show our own movies. Take me there.

Previous news

Recent updates


It's another movie. Take me there.


The Members' Lookup page has been updated for lookups that relate to West Sussex.


New image (and tip) of the month.


Meetings page updated, there is a change in our November talk.


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


Committee minutes for March 2019 added to Members Area.

Previous updates

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