Image of the month
We are using this space this month to advertise Richmond's Full of Life Fair, taking place at Twickenham Rugby Stadium on Friday 7th October. We shall be running a stall there for the first time. It promises to be a good opportunity to tell visitors what it is that we do. We shall be at stall 51. Here is a link to the Full of Life booklet for the event.

Tip of the month
Every family historian will have used FreeBMD from time to time, but you may well wonder whether the dates you are interested in have been indexed. The indexing is steadily advancing through the years. At present each of the birth, marriage and death indexes are up to about 1975. The full picture is provided from this page.

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 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 20th October 2016 at Montague Hall, Hounslow. Doors open at 7.00 pm. The focus of the meeting will be a talk by Ian Weller titled Convict Transport.

The Hounslow clinics

The three pilot clinics have now run. There will be no clinic in September, but we will have two sessions to run in October, as part of Hounslow Library's Get Online Week, on October 15th and 22nd.

Member Discount announced

See the Members Area for how to obtain a 15% discount on any new subscription taken out with Find My Past.

Recent updates


The 'Projects' page and its dependents have been reworked.


The 'Activities' page has been reworked.


The 'History of the Society' page has been updated.


The 'About us' page has been reworked.


A 'How to print to file' page added to Data Searches.


New image (and tip) of the month.


Executive Committee Area is set up.


Library catalogue now has a description for each item.

For the full list of updates please follow this link

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