The Memorial Inscriptions Project

This project has been running a long while and is well advanced. Many memorial inscriptions were collected from the churches and churchyards within our area in the 1980s and 1990s. Then, from about 2008 it was recognised that the collected data should be indexed and submitted to Find My Past where the records could be searched globally, and royalties could be obtained to benefit the Society.

In 2012 the activity increased again, and memorial inscriptions were collected from several more churches. The activity is ongoing and about 90% complete, being a mix of visiting churchyards to read the inscriptions, and documenting the findings both in book form, and as indexed data to be submitted to Find My Past.

As a further development, in 2018, it is proposed to add photographs to our collection of 19,000 plus gravestones. This requires a revisit with camera to each churchyard where we have collected the inscriptions.

Any volunteers looking for this sort of work should contact the Projects Co-ordinator.




Society news

Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Thursday 16th May 2019 at St. John's Centre, Isleworth. Doors open at 7.15 pm. The focus of the meeting will be a talk by James Marshall titled The Great West Road and Brentford Golden Mile.

Next Fair

The next fair we will be attending is Family Tree Live at Alexandra Palace on 26/27th April 2019.

Next Advice Session

Our next Advice Session will be held at Feltham Library on Saturday 18th May from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.


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Recent updates

19-April-2019

New image (and tip) of the month.

16-April-2019

Meetings page updated, and you can now print the programme from this page.

22-March-2019

Contacts page amended post-AGM.

22-March-2019

New image (and tip) of the month.

21-March-2019

A new page titled Newspapers has been added under the Research tab.

11-March-2019

A new page titled DNA Testing has been added under the Research tab.

9-March-2019

Committee minutes for January 2019 added to Members Area.

8-March-2019

The Fairs page has been updated.


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