Notice Board

This page (started August 2020) serves as a notice board to advise members in particular of upcoming events that they may wish to follow up, or participate in. It also includes handouts from speakers' talks. If you have an item you would like to be posted on this page, please contact the Webmaster who just may grant your wish.

FHF Really Useful Bulletin Issue no 22 (27 June 2022)

The FHF have just sent out issue 22 (June 2022) of their Really Useful Bulletin. Recent issues of this bulletin (newsletter) are available from this public page on their website, where you may also subscribe to receive your own copy by email.

FHF Really Useful Family History Show Early Bird tickets (1 June 2022)

Early Bird tickets are now available for the FHF Really Useful Family History Show, 11-12 November . The regular price of a ticket from 1st July will be £12. For the rest of June tickets may be obtained for £9.

Private Beta for GRO's Online View Service (20 May 2022)

WMFHS members are invited to participate in this service which provides a jpeg image of a birth or death registration record for just £2:50. Births are for 1837 to 1922, deaths are for 1837 to 1887. You need to be registered for online ordering with the GRO which can be done using this link, and you need to complete a consent form, which is this Word document, and send it as an attachment to the following email account: SPDSProjectsSouthport@hmpo.gov.uk

Copy of the Society's 2021 Accounts (18 March 2022)

This document is the set of accounts for the Society for the year ended 31st December 2021.

Google Maps for graves is announced (7 September 2021)

The Times gives a brief description of a project which will map and photograph every gravestone in each of the C of E's 19,000 graveyards. Link to article. One to watch I think.

Talk to your children about this item (25 August 2021)

The following is from the September issue of Who Do You Think You Are? magazine. "Young genealogists from around the world have joined forces to launch a website catering for the needs of researchers who were born between 1995 and 2010. The Hidden Branch thehiddenbranch.com includes a blog, episodes from a podcast and details of the founding members, with online resources coming soon. The group describe themselves as 'the new generation of genealogists who grew up in the digital age'. They can also be found on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter".

Removal of human remains at St. Lawrence, Brentford (4 May 2021)

Orion Heritage Ltd has announced that human remains buried in the churchyard at St Lawrence, Brentford, will be removed and re-interred at Brookwood Cemetery. As a result of this notice, we have a list of burials provided by Orion Heritage. Any personal representatives of deceased persons may make their own arrangements for removal and re-interment by contacting Robert Bourn at brentford@orionheritage.co.uk by 14 May 2021.

An invitation from Hillingdon FHS (23 March 2021)

Hillingdon FHS have kindly invited all our members to join them when they hold their Members' meetings using Zoom. Further information on their meetings programme, and how to join them, is provided from our own Meetings page.




Society news

Notice Board

The Notice Board was last updated on 27th June 2022.

Next Meeting

Our next meeting is a hybrid Zoom meeting, the speaker being at St. John's Centre, Isleworth, and members being remote or at St. John's, to be held on Thursday 21st July 2022. The focus of the meeting will be a talk by Rob Kayne titled Old London Bridge: the one with the houses on top.

Next Fair

Our next family history fair is The Family History Show on 24th September 2022.

Next Advice Session

Advice sessions run at Feltham Library have had to be suspended, but advice may be requested by email. See the Advice page.


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Recent updates

17-June-2022

New image (and tip) of the month.

20-May-2022

New image (and tip) of the month.

9-May-2022

Digitised journals now go back to 1988, all fully indexed

7-May-2022

The Committee minutes for March 2022 added to Members Area.

29-April-2022

A Books for sale page is added.


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