Activities

This section of the site outlines the main activities of the Society.

  • Our most regular activity is our Monthly Meetings held on the third Thursday of each month at St. John's Centre in Isleworth. The meetings are an excellent way of meeting all those who are most active in supporting the Society. We are very happy for guests to come to these meetings to see what goes on. We bring our bookstall and our library to these meetings.

  • About four or five times a year the Society sets up stall at the nearest and best attended of Family History Society Open Days and Fairs. See the referenced page for the fairs we plan to visit in the next few months. This is our way of telling interested people about the Society. We always take our bookstall to the fairs, and usually a Computer connected to the internet by wifi, so we can display our website, and also access websites such as Find My Past.

  • From time to time we will also sponsor an event in our area, where there is a strong local history or family history connection at the event. See the Sponsored Events page for any upcoming events we may be sponsoring.

  • It is a major objective of the Society to enable all who are interested in finding out about their family history to be able to do it effectively and with enjoyment. This is the main reason why we are committed to running advice sessions on the third Saturday of each month at Feltham library. See our Advice Sessions page for more on this.

  • Since its inception the Society has always had some projects on the go, which are a mix of getting out there and collecting information, and the transcribing and indexing of records. See our Projects page for the projects we are currently active in, and where we would like some additional help.

  • The Notice Board page provides current information on events run by other organisations, eg the FHF. Any member can request that something be posted here.

  • Here also on Our own Youtube page we provide access to any YouTube videos created specifically for our Society.

  • One further activity which generally gives great satisfaction is to take on one of the Society's many roles. While most of these roles are listed on our Contacts page there are a few more roles besides, and we welcome any volunteer who is ready to take on any of our roles, whether there is an incumbent or not. This includes serving on our Executive Committee, which meets every other month on the first Wednesday of the month in Hounslow. Any volunteer for any role should make themselves known to the Secretary.



Society news

Notice Board

The Notice Board was last updated on 4th May 2021.

Next Meeting

Our next meeting is a Zoom meeting to be held on Thursday 20th May 2021. The focus of the meeting will be a talk by Eric Probert titled Registers of Electors for Family Historians.

Next Fair

It's a long way off. We shall be running our virtual stall (with chat) at the next FHF Really Useful Family History Show on Saturday 13th November 2021.

Next Advice Session

Advice sessions run at Feltham Library have had to be suspended, but advice may be requested by email. See the Advice page.


Previous news


Recent updates

6-May-2021

Committee minutes for March 2021 added to Members Area.

5-May-2021

A new page showing the Service Status of the website has been added to the Website tab .

16-April-2021

New image (and tip) of the month.

19-March-2021

New image (and tip) of the month.

6-March-2021

A new database of Poor Law records is added to our collection of searchable databases.


Previous updates


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