Members Data Searches

This page provides a summary of the currently available searches on our data. The available searches are as follows:

  • Summary Search. This is the natural starting point. It provides the number of hits against each of the available indexes for a given surname. You do not need to have entered a password to run this summary search. The password check is applied for each particular search.
  • Baptisms Search. This search provides access to the full entries of 34,200 Baptism records, from 1540 to 1890, covering 17 parishes within our area.
  • Marriages Search. This search provides access to index entries of 87,000 Marriage records, from 1538 to 1837, covering 62 parishes within our area, with a few exceptions.
  • Burials Search. This section provides access to the full entries of 51,700 Burial records, from 1540 to 1949, covering 20 parishes within our area.
  • Memorial Inscriptions Search. This search provides access to the inscriptions of 21,600 memorials, mostly gravestones, from 1189 to 2017, collected from 33 parishes within our area.
  • War Memorials Search. This search provides access to the collection of War Memorials which were once available on CD. There are 308 separate memorials from across our area, and 21,700 indexed names, albeit that in many cases the memorials only provide a surname with initials.
  • Protestations Returns Search. This search provides access to the complete set of Protestations Returns that exist today for the county of Middlesex, as it was in 1641/2, which is to say that they cover a large portion of West London. It is estimated that these returns are 80% complete for the returns made at the time, which was when all males who were 18 or over were required by law to swear an Oath of Allegiance to the Protestant faith. Those who refused to do so were named as Recusants. Further information about the Middlesex Protestations Returns is available here.
  • Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates Search. This page provides the search facility to list our collection of Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates which are for sale.
  • Journal Articles Search. This page provides a search facility to find and display Journal Articles. Searches may be made by surname and/or article name. All journal articles from 1978 are indexed, but surname indexing only begins in 1994, and actual display of articles only starts in 2011.

While searching these records you will be able to log the detail that is presented, view the log, and print it if required. The full set of log options are also provided on the following page:

  • Logging: A page which enables you to reset/clear the log, view it, or write a closing entry, with a view to printing it.

Some further advice on printing, particularly if you are working without a printer attached, or wish to send the log file to someone as an attachment.




Society news

Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Thursday 20th February 2020 at St. John's Centre, Isleworth. Doors open at 7.15 pm. The focus of the meeting will be a talk by Julian Pooley titled Who Do You Think They Were? - Discovering the lives and experiences of our ancestors.

Next Fair

The fairs season for 2019 is over. The next fair we will be attending is in 2020. For more information please see the Fairs page.

Next Advice Session

Our next Advice Session will be held at Feltham Library on Saturday 18th January from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. These sessions need to be booked. See the Advice page.


Previous news


Recent updates

13-January-2020

A new page titled On Joining the Committee has been added to the Members Area.

9-January-2020

Committee minutes for November 2019 added to Members Area.

2-January-2020

For nostalgia, you can now read online, (and search) all journals back to 1996.

27-December-2019

A new page titled Poor Law Records has been added, and can be accessed from the Research tab.

20-December-2019

New image (and tip) of the month.

15-December-2019

A new page titled Burial Places Index has been added, and can be accessed from the Research tab.

2-December-2019

A page titled WMFHS Data Privacy Policy has been added to the Members Area for references purposes.

29-November-2019

A new page titled Church Index has been added, and can be accessed from the Research tab.

28-November-2019

The Parish Maps page has been extended, and now has 4 maps.


Previous updates


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