Image of the month
This is a photo of gravestones for the deceased of Hounslow Holy Trinity church, as they are to be found now at Brookwood Cemetery in Surrey. For many years these stones lay unidentified at Brookwood, but they were found again by Brookwood staff earlier this year. The full story is provided in our Journal for September 2016.

Tip of the month
To get the most out of ancestry sites which require a subscription it is often worth taking a guess, and you may well find what you are looking for. Scotlands People is an example where this works. I knew from a gravestone that A. D. Ducat died in Scotland in 1957, but I needed to find his names. Using their free search on deaths I could confirm that A. D. Ducat died in 1957 gets one match. Changing the search to Alfred Ducat gets no matches. Change again to Arthur Ducat and again one match. Finally change it to Arthur David Ducat. You still get one match, and search is done for free.

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 15th September 2016 at Montague Hall, Hounslow. Doors open at 7.00 pm. The focus of the meeting will be a talk by Peter Hounsell titled Otto and the Margarine Factory - Danish Entrepeneurs in Late Victorian Southall.

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


September Journal added (for journal exchange partners).


Forms page added to Members Area.


Contacts page updated.


New image (and tip) of the month.


Hounslow clinics page amended.


Invitation to join the Society page is added - shows the benefits.


Members discounts page updated with a 15% discount.


Committee minutes for May added to Members Area.

For the full list of updates please follow this link

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