Image of the month
Coronavirus has it us hard this month. On the weekend of 14/15th March the Committee reviewed whether we should continue to hold the Members Meeting of 19th March, which was also our AGM, and we considered it was safe and sensible to hold the meeting. Next day, the 16th, St. John's Centre email us to say that the centre will be closed from 17th March to 20th April, when the situation would be reviewed again. Hence we were forced into a late cancellation of the meeting and the AGM, which we are now planning to hold on 18th June. Coronavirus has also impacted the family history fairs. Family Tree Live, scheduled for 17/18th April is now cancelled, while Richmond May Fair, scheduled for 17th May is now deferred until September.

Tip of the month
We mention here websites that may have escaped your notice, but could be useful to you. One such is GPR or Gravestone Photographic Resource. It's a free site, set up by an individual in 1998 using volunteers to do the photographic and indexing, and it now has details from over 1.5 million gravestones. Here's the link.

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 St. John's Centre in Isleworth, 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

Please note that we have now cancelled the AGM on 18th March, and also the April and May Members meetings. The June meeting is still on, and we now plan to hold our short AGM at this meeting, after the talk by Meryl Catty titled Our Newspaper Heritage.

Next Fair

Our attendance at fairs is severely impacted by the coronavirus situation. The next fair still on schedule is not until September.

Next Advice Session

Our next Advice Session will be held at Feltham Library on Saturday 16th May from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, provided the library is open. These sessions need to be booked. See the Advice page.

Previous news

Recent updates


New image (and tip) of the month.


Committee minutes for January 2020 added to Members Area.


The final tranche of 4800 baptisms for All Saints, Isleworth is added (1890 - 1919).


New image (and tip) of the month.


A new page on Message Forwarding has been added to the Executive Committee area.


The complete set of baptisms for St. Mary, Stanwell is added (1632 - 1945). Transcribing by Carol Sweetland.

Previous updates

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