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.
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
Indexes you will find pages which tell you which members
of the Society hold some of our special assets,
Indexes relating to Places, and other
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.