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
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.
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, or at the
Society of Genealogists Library.
Complete copies of the more recent Journals (from 2011), but excluding the last 4 issues,
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.
We also participate in an Exchange Journal Programme with other Family History Societies.
See the Exchange Journal Programme page if you are interested to
exchange your journal with us. See the Members Area if you are a
member and would like to see journals from our participating societies.