Image of the month
Oak Lane Cemetery, Twickenham is the latest in our Memorial Inscriptions collection. As the image shows this is a very green cemetery, and not all the gravestones can be seen, let alone be read. But help was at hand. 'Friends' of the cemetery read the inscriptions for us back in 1973. The inscriptions can be searched from our Memorial Inscriptions Search page, and the book itself may be downloaded from our Digital Library page.

Tip of the month
Two items concerning the 1939 Register. On December 5th Find My Past advertised that they have now opened a further 60,000 previously locked records. Perhaps more important than that, not long before Find My Past announced their new 3-tier subscription options, see this page. The Starter Plus option is a monthly subscription that includes access to the 1939 Register.


Our aims
The Society aims to encourage and assist those involved in the study of family history and genealogy in the western part of the ancient English county of Middlesex. See also our Objectives page.

Using this website
The website contains much information about the Society, and provides general assistance in providing links to other websites of use to family historians. You may explore the site using the menus above, including to use the Sitemap, where you can see all our pages at a glance.

For example under Research and Indexes you will find pages which tell you which members of the Society hold some of our special assets, Parish Registers, Indexes relating to Places, and other General Indexes.

New members
We are always keen to welcome new members. Benefits of membership include attending our monthly meetings at Montague Hall in Hounslow, where you can meet like-minded souls, many of whom have been enjoying this hobby for a long while. You will also receive a copy of our Quarterly Journal. Joining instructions may be found on our How to join the Society page. Attending our meetings is free, and you may come as a guest just to see what goes on, if you wish. Cost of membership is a modest £15 per annum.




Society news

Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Thursday 18th January 2018 at Montague Hall, Hounslow. Doors open at 7.15 pm. The focus of the meeting will be a talk by Leigh Dworkin titled Tracing Jewish Ancestors.

Next Advice Session

Our next Advice Session will be held at Feltham Library on Saturday 20th January from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Are you able to join our Committee?

The committee meets every two months in Hounslow. We would like a few more members to join us and help to run the show. Enthusiasm is the only pre-req.

Give a lift - Take a lift

See this page if you can give lifts, or need a lift to meetings.


Previous news


Recent updates

14-January-2018

A new page for Sponsored Events is added.

8-January-2018

Digital copy of journals for 2002 added.

4-January-2018

Committee minutes for November added to Members Area.

22-December-2017

New image (and tip) of the month.

10-December-2017

Digital copy of journals for 2003 added.

3-December-2017

Aberdeen & NE Scotland FHS Journals now accessible to members online.


Previous updates


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