Image of the month
The photo is of my grandparent's wedding in 1907, and shows all the fashion of the times, but it is of course a black and white photo. But now we have the new feature/service by MyHeritage called 'Colorize Your Heritage' so that all our choicest black and white photos can be colorized in front of our eyes if we so wish. Click on the photo above and you will be taken to the MyHeritage page where it was very simply created. You need to register/sign in to MyHeritage, then you can upload your own black and white images, or just drag them into the frame. You can try the service for free. 10/10 from me.

Tip of the month
If you like to explore our history using maps, and London is the area you are interested in then you must surely go have an explore in Layers of London . It takes a bit of getting used to. From the Home Page select 'Explore the map', and then use the Layers icon to display the available layers. There are plenty of layers, all marked + as they are not being used yet. Find a layer of interest, such as 'John Roque's London 10 Miles Round Map (1746)'. Select it and then confirm by hitting 'Use this layer' (bottom right). With one of the layers selected you can now click "I'm done", and all you then need to do is identify a place. Enter eg Twickenham at 'Find a place' and finally you get to see Twickenham using the selected layer. Warning!! You can get lost here for many hours!

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

Valentine's Day offer by FMP

Find My Past are offering a 40% discount on any annual subscription taken out from now until midnight Sunday 23rd Feb. The promotional code is FMPLOVE40. These don't come round often.

Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Thursday 19 March 2020 at St. John's Centre, Isleworth. Doors open at 7.15 pm. The focus of the meeting will be a talk by Julian Pooley on Who Do You Think They Were? - Discovering the lives and experience of our ancestors.

Next Fair

Our next family history fair is Family Tree Live on 17/18th April at Alexandra Palace.

Next Advice Session

Our next Advice Session will be held at Feltham Library on Saturday 21st March from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. These sessions need to be booked. See the Advice page.

Previous news

Recent updates


New image (and tip) of the month.


A new page on Message Forwarding has been added to the Executive Committee area.


The complete set of baptisms for St. Mary, Stanwell is added (1632 - 1945). Transcribing by Carol Sweetland.


New image (and tip) of the month.


A new page titled On Joining the Committee has been added to the Members Area.


Committee minutes for November 2019 added to Members Area.


For nostalgia, you can now read online, (and search) all journals back to 1996.

Previous updates

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