Links for Parochial and Non-conformist Sources

Parish records

  • Family Search: Contains a lot of information from church registers prior to civil registration. The library catalogue can also be used to identify microfilms of registers which may then be ordered for viewing at the LDS Family History Centres.
  • FreeREG: The FreeREG Project's objective is to provide free Internet searches of baptism, marriage, and burial records, which have been transcribed from parish and non-conformist church registers in the UK
  • National Burial Index: Now hosted by FindMyPast, the Federation of Family History Societies project includes many records of burials from throughout England and Wales.
  • Pallot's Marriage Index 1780-1837: Hosted by Ancestry, Contains more than 1.5 million marriage entries, mainly from London and Middlesex including all but two of the 103 parishes in the City.
  • London Burials Index: Now part of Find My Past
  • General Register Office for Scotland: Provides pay-per-view access to records of births, baptisms, banns and marriages for Scotland, prior to 1855.
  • Society of Genealogists: The Society's library in London holds the largest collection of parish register copies in the country as well as a wide range of other genealogical source material. Some of this data is now online (eg Origins-UK) available to SoG members.
  • Parish Register Transcription Society.
  • Ancestors Reunited: A commercial gravestone/church photography service covering the entire UK.
  • The major commercial websites also provide access to increasing numbers of records from parish registers.

Churches and Clergy

  • The Clergy Database: Searchable database of clergy of the Church of England, providing references to their appointments, etc.
  • Find A Church: Provides the location and contact details for over 40,000 churches in the UK. See also the Parish Information page on this site for links to West Middlesex churches.

Non-conformity




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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