Image of the month
Joan Scrivener didn't know that her paternal grandmother, who had lost her mother at the age of six, had a younger brother, William John Hills. She learned this from a letter sent by a Canadian second cousin, Isobel, descended from this brother. He had been sent to Canada under the Home Child scheme which provided Canada with children aged four to 15 as farm labourers and domestic servants. He said he didn't know his date of birth. All attempts to find details of his birth had failed until ... but you can read all about it in the March 2016 issue of the Journal.

Tip of the month
Did you know? The Government's 'Find a Will' service is both free and very much up to date, and about half those dying in this age do leave a will. For deaths occurring from 1996 to the present, and provided your research subject did leave a will, or there was an administration, then you can find out their date of death, and full names, and of course if you want to obtain copy of the will, you may order it too for £10. All this is at The Government Probate Search website.


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 websistes 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 £12 per annum.



Society news

Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Thursday 18th February 2016 at Montague Hall, Hounslow. Doors open at 7.00 pm. The focus of the meeting will be a talk by Chris and Judy Rouse titled Mayhem on the Midland, an Accident, a Suicide and a Murder.

New Members Area added

This is a significant addition to the website. The new area (use Quick Link above) provides members with the facility to search many of our indexes online. The indexes include Baptism, Marriage, and Burial records; also Memorial Inscriptions and the Protestation Returns of 1641-2. You will be asked for a password, which I cannot publish here, but will be in the March Journal. Members who want to get access before the March Journal is available should email the webmaster (see Contacts) to receive it.


Recent updates

12-Feb-2016

Memorial Inscriptions for St. Mary, Staines added.

4-Feb-2016

Memorial Inscriptions for St. Nicholas, Shepperton added.

30-Jan-2016

Memorial Inscriptions for United Reformed Church, Poyle added.

29-Jan-2016

Memorial Inscriptions for St. Mary, Norwood Green added.

28-Jan-2016

Memorial Inscriptions for All Saints, Laleham added.

24-Jan-2016

Memorial Inscriptions for All Saints, Isleworth added.

23-Jan-2016

Tip of the month is introduced.

19-Jan-2016

Memorial Inscriptions for Hounslow United Reformed Church added.

18-Jan-2016

Memorial Inscriptions for St. Mary, Harmondsworth added.

14-Jan-2016

New image of the month.

9-Jan-2016

Memorial Inscriptions for St.Lawrence, Brentford added.

7-Jan-2016

Members Area - new section added.

14-Dec-2015

Online Library Catalogue is added (see Quick Link above).


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