Image of the month
Our new editor, Ann Greene - Ann spent her working life in libraries, starting at the Athenaeum Club in Pall Mall where she numbered the late John Betjeman among her customers. She then worked for various public library authorities, the last of them being London Borough of Hounslow. She took advantage of a restructure in 2012 to take semi-retirement and move to a job in Hounslow Local Studies, finally retiring in 2015.

Ann has been researching her family history for about 25 years. None of her roots are in West Middlesex, although she did find a distant relative working for Hounslow Post Office as a telegrapher in WW1! In addition to family history, Ann has a passion for local history and both of these “hobbies” have to led her to undertake further study. She has achieved the Higher Certificate in Genealogy with the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies and the Undergraduate Advanced Diploma in Local History. Since joining the West Middlesex Family History Society, Ann has initiated and organised our Monthly Advice Sessions and, most recently, has taken over from Bridget Purr as the editor of our Journal.

Her favourite things: gardening, reading history, walking around London to photograph its history. Pet hates: unpunctuality, missed deadlines, bad spelling and misplaced apostrophes - ouch!

Tip of the month
It may be an obvious one, because we have all heard of and used FamilySearch, but do you know the kind of records they have been adding in recent months? They continue to add many diverse records. The way to being kept informed is to subscribe to their blog, or you may prefer to make it a favourite, and dip in as and when. This is their FamilySearch Blog page, which includes a subscribe option.

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 21st June 2018 at St. John's Centre, Isleworth. Doors open at 7.15 pm. The focus of the meeting will be a talk by Jane King titled The History of the Foundling Hospital.

Next Fair

The next fair that we will be exhibiting at is the Buckinghamshire Family History Society Open Day at Aylesbury on 28th July.

Next Advice Session

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

Previous news

Recent updates


Projects page updated.


New image (and tip) of the month.


Committee minutes for March added to Members Area.


New image (and tip) of the month.


Meetings page updated.

Previous updates

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