Image of the month
It's our new poster advertising a new initiative, thanks to Ann Greene, and support from the Local Studies department at Hounslow Library. The Society is keen to provide more active support to members, and especially new members, who have ancestors to trace, who lived in our area. Ann has arranged a pilot of three sessions to be run at Hounslow Library per the poster details. Do come along and support this project.

Tip of the month
Are you making best use of your Library Service's Local Studies department? Only a few libraries are large enough to have a Local Studies department, and their coverage is quite broad. See the areas covered by Hounslow (above). Local Studies departments will usually hold Electoral Rolls, Trade Directories, Newspaper copy, Census records, Parish Registers, Maps and other reference material for their area.

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 16th June 2016 at Montague Hall, Hounslow. Doors open at 7.00 pm. The focus of the meeting will be a talk by Antonia Davis titled Putting on the Ritz - Fashion in the 1920s and 1930s.

The Hounslow clinics

Providing support to existing and prospective members to research their family history is at the core of what our Society aims to do. We hope very much that the clinics starting 6th June at Hounslow Library will generate enough interest to become a permanent part of our programme. Please support this initiative if you are able.

Recent updates


Rework of Members Area.


New pages added for Journal Exchange Programme.


New page added for Hounslow Library Clinics.


New image (and tip) of the month.


Fairs and Open Days page updated.


Indexed War Memorials (21,700 names) are added to Members Area.


Memorial Inscriptions for Holy Trinity, Hounslow added.


Map and Family sections added to Library Catalogue.

For the full list of updates please follow this link

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