Image of the month
This month the Memorial Inscriptions of St. Nicholas, Chiswick was completed, and a copy is now in our library. This gravestone is to be found in the large burial ground attached to St. Nicholas, and is in fact a Grade II Listed Structure. It is a work of art called 'The Day of Resurrection' and depicts naked souls of the righteous, rising from their graves, and being carried to Heaven by an angel - obvious really! .

Tip of the month
This month sees the introduction of a new free service by the General Records Office (GRO) at from which you may search on any birth from July 1837 to December 1915, and any death from July 1837 to December 1957. The significant part is that for all births the returned information includes the mother's maiden name, and for all deaths the age of the deceased is given.

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 £15 per annum.

Society news

Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Thursday 15th December 2016 at Montague Hall, Hounslow. Doors open at 7.15 pm. The focus of the meeting will be a talk by Mike Brown titled Christmas on the Home Front 1939-45. It is also our Christmas Social; a buffet and drinks will be provided.

WDYTYA Early bird flash sale

Tickets to WDYTYA 6-8 April 2017 are now on sale (0844 8737330) at the discounted price of £22 for 2 tickets. Offer closes on 22nd November.

A Winter Sale

We would like to part with some of our collection of unwanted Birth, Marriage and Death certificates, and over the winter we are reducing the price of these from £3.50 to £2.00. See Unwanted GRO certificates to see if we have any you would wish to buy.

Previous news

Recent updates


Cambridgeshire FHS have joined our electronic Journal Exchange Programme.


Digital Library added to Members section.


New image (and tip) of the month.


2017 programme of Advice Sessions is added (was Hounslow Clinics).


How to join the Society page now supports new members joining online.


Memorial Inscriptions for St. Nicholas, Chiswick added.

Previous updates

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