West Middlesex Family History Society Journal

The Society publishes a journal four times each year which is distributed to all members. This contains a mix of articles written by members about their family history research in the area, on record sources and research methods, and on aspects of local history in West Middlesex. It also includes details of Society meetings, projects and services, and local and national family history news. A Help! section for those seeking assistance and surname interests of new members are also regular features. It is recognised that the Journal is the main link with the Society for many members who live outside the West Middlesex area and every effort is made to keep them abreast of local news and society information.

We were delighted when the high standard of our journal was recognised by the Federation of Family History Societies and judged Winner in the Small Societies category of the Elizabeth Simpson Award in 2009. This award is given for the journal making the best contribution to family history. This success was followed up with more when the journal was awarded the overall prize for Best Journal in 2010. The photograph shows our editor, Bridget Purr, receiving the award from Lady Teviot.

Editor Bridget Purr, receiving the Elizabeth Simpson Award from Lady Teviot

Articles showing different angles of research into family or local history, views on national and international family history matters and aspects of members' own family research are always needed for the Journal. These do not necessarily have to be long or complete articles. Contributions are always welcome and should be submitted to the Editor by post or email (see Contacts). Please note that the deadlines for receipt of materials for possible inclusion in the quarterly issues of the Journal are 7 January, 7 April, 7 July and 7 October.

Back-copies of the Journal may be accessed at any of the six copyright libraries in the UK (The British Library, The Bodleian Library, Cambridge University Library, The National Library of Scotland, The National Library of Wales, The Library of Trinity College Dublin), at any of the libraries that subscribe as corporate members, at the Society of Genealogists Library or through the many other family history societies with which we exchange journals.

Complete copies of the more recent Journals (from 2011), but excluding the last 2 years of Journals, are now also available using the links provided below. These links also provide brief abstracts of the major articles right back to the beginning, and from 1995 onwards contain the annual index to the articles.

Volume 1 (1978-1980) Volume 2 (1980-81) Volume 3 (1982-83) Volume 4 (1983-84)
Volume 5 (1984-85) Volume 6 (1986-87) Volume 7 (1988-89) Volume 8 (1990)
Volume 9 (1991) Volume 10 (1992) Volume 11 (1993) Volume 12 (1994)
Volume 13 (1995) Volume 14 (1996) Volume 15 (1997) Volume 16 (1998)
Volume 17 (1999) Volume 18 (2000) Volume 19 (2001) Volume 20 (2002)
Volume 21 (2003) Volume 22 (2004) Volume 23 (2005) Volume 24 (2006)
Volume 25 (2007) Volume 26 (2008) Volume 27 (2009) Volume 28 (2010)
Volume 29 (2011) Volume 30 (2012) Volume 31 (2013) Volume 32 (2014)
Volume 33 (2015)


Society news

Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Thursday 18th February 2016 at Montague Hall, Hounslow. Doors open at 7.00 pm. The focus of the meeting will be a talk by Chris and Judy Rouse titled Mayhem on the Midland, an Accident, a Suicide and a Murder.

New Members Area added

This is a significant addition to the website. The new area (use Quick Link above) provides members with the facility to search many of our indexes online. The indexes include Baptism, Marriage, and Burial records; also Memorial Inscriptions and the Protestation Returns of 1641-2. You will be asked for a password, which I cannot publish here, but will be in the March Journal. Members who want to get access before the March Journal is available should email the webmaster (see Contacts) to receive it.


Recent updates

4-Feb-2016

Memorial Inscriptions for St. Nicholas, Shepperton added.

30-Jan-2016

Memorial Inscriptions for United Reformed Church, Poyle added.

29-Jan-2016

Memorial Inscriptions for St. Mary, Norwood Green added.

28-Jan-2016

Memorial Inscriptions for All Saints, Laleham added.

24-Jan-2016

Memorial Inscriptions for All Saints, Isleworth added.

23-Jan-2016

Tip of the month is introduced.

19-Jan-2016

Memorial Inscriptions for Hounslow United Reformed Church added.

18-Jan-2016

Memorial Inscriptions for St. Mary, Harmondsworth added.

14-Jan-2016

New image of the month.

9-Jan-2016

Memorial Inscriptions for St.Lawrence, Brentford added.

7-Jan-2016

Members Area - new section added.

14-Dec-2015

Online Library Catalogue is added (see Quick Link above).


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