Image of the month
The image contains the front covers of the most recent editions of nine family history journals, being from societies who do a journal exchange with us digitally. See our Access to Exchange Journals page. Most of these journals have password protection but our pages tell you what you need to know to browse these journals online.

Tip of the month
Finding a soldier's will. The government's Find a Will service is quite well known. Initially the service was limited to wills from 1996 to the present (literally yesterday). The service was then extended to include the large (Somerset House) index back to 1858. More recently a third index has been added for Soldier's wills. You don't see the will, but it can be ordered for the very reasonable fee of £1.50. Here is where to start.


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

Notice Board

The Notice Board was last updated on 26th February 2021.

Next Meeting

Our next meeting is a Zoom meeting to be held on Thursday 18th March 2021. The focus of the meeting will be a talk by Graham Sutherland titled Grave Tales and Memorials.

Next Fair

We shall be running our virtual stall (with chat) at the FHF Really Useful Family History Show on Saturday 10th April 2021.

Next Advice Session

Advice sessions run at Feltham Library have had to be suspended, but advice may be requested by email. See the Advice page.


Previous news


Recent updates

19-February-2021

See our Access Exchange Journals page. We now do digital journal exchange with the Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society.

19-February-2021

New image (and tip) of the month.

22-January-2021

New image (and tip) of the month.

7-January-2021

Committee minutes for November 2020 added to Members Area.

30-December-2020

Digitised journals now go back to 1991, all fully indexed.


Previous updates


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