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 was decided that for all further digitising of MIs that gravestone photos would be included, and at a lower priority we would revisit the existing collection of MIs and add photos to be linked to the existing inscriptions. A summary of completed digitising of MIs, also showing those that have photos, can be seen here.

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




Society news

Notice Board

The Notice Board was last updated on 4th June 2021.

Next Meeting

Our next meeting is a Zoom meeting to be held on Thursday 17th June 2021. The main part of the meeting will be a talk by Gill Blanchard titled Behind the Scenes Working for the Who Do You Think Your Are? television series'. Her talk will be followed by the Society's AGM.

Next Fair

It's a long way off. We shall be running our virtual stall (with chat) at the next FHF Really Useful Family History Show on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th November 2021.

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

4-June-2021

The DNA Testing page has been updated.

25-May-2021

A new page showing Local history societies has been added to the Research tab .

21-May-2021

See our Access Exchange Journals page. We now do digital journal exchange with Huddersfield & District Family History Society.

21-May-2021

New image (and tip) of the month.

21-May-2021

The Memorial Inscriptions for St. Mary, Ealing are added.

6-May-2021

Committee minutes for March 2021 added to Members Area.


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