Image of the month
This is the advertisement for Richmond's Full of Life Fair which ran on 7th October. Our stall was manned by Margaret Cunnew, Yvonne Masson and Roland Bostock, and we can report that the fair was indeed 'full of life'. The day was divided into morning and afternoon sessions, and we had many visitors crowding to our stall. We weren't selling anything this day, but we handed out many leaflets, and we hope to be welcoming several new attendees to our meetings in the near future. We shall definitely go again.

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 7.15 pm. The focus of the meeting will be a talk by Ian Waller titled Convict Transport.

Joan Scrivener

It is with great sadness that we pass on the news that Joan Scrivener has died from complications following a gall stone operation on Saturday 1st October. Joan was an Honorary Member of the Society, and, as part of her work for West4 Printers Ltd, has been responsible for publishing our Journal for many years.

Previous news

Recent updates


A new News Log page is added.


The 'Committee' page has been updated.


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


A Photo Archive of 50 photos added to Members Area.


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.

Previous updates

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