Record offices and libraries

Lilla Huset, home of Hammersmith and Fulham
        Archives and Local History Centre

The principal depository for records relating to the West Middlesex area is the London Metropolitan Archives and this should be a first port of call if the location of the records you are seeking is not known. However there are several local archives, administered by the present corresponding local authorities. Details of all these are noted on this page. It is strongly recommended that you contact the archivist to discuss your requirements and confirm access information, opening hours, etc., before leaving home.

London Metropolitan Archives
40 Northampton Road, London EC1R 0HB (Map)
Tel: 020-7332-3820
Web: www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/london-metropolitan-archives
Email:
Covers: All of the former County of Middlesex

Guildhall Library, Manuscripts Section
Aldermanbury, London EC2V 7HH (Map)
Tel: 020-7332-1868
Web: www.history.ac.uk/gh/
Email:
Covers: City of London parish records, probate records, etc.

Ealing Central Library (Local History Library)
103 Ealing Broadway Centre, London W5 5JY (Map)
Tel: 020-3700-1052
Web: www.ealing.gov.uk/libraries
Email:
Covers: Acton, Ealing, Greenford, Hanwell, Northolt, Norwood, Perivale, Southall and West Twyford,

Hammersmith & Fulham Archives
Hammersmith Library, Shepherds Bush Road, Hammersmith, London W6 7AT (Map)
Tel: 020-8753-3850
Web: www.lbhf.gov.uk
Email: Covers: Fulham, Hammersmith, and Shepherds Bush

Hounslow and Feltham Local Studies and Archives
Feltham Library, The Centre, High Street , Feltham, Middlesex TW13 4GU (Map)
Tel: 020 8583 5497
Web: www.hounslowlibraries.org
Email:
Covers: Bedfont, Brentford, Chiswick, Cranford, Feltham, Hanworth, Heston, Hounslow, and Isleworth

Local Studies Department, Kensington Library
Phillimore Walk, Kensington, London W8 7RX (Map)
Tel: 020-7361-3038
Web: www.rbkc.gov.uk
Email:
Covers: Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, including Brompton, Kensington, and Notting Hill

Local Studies Section, Richmond Library
Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond, Surrey TW9 1TT (Map)
Tel: 020-8734-3309
Web: www.richmond.gov.uk
Email:
Covers: Hampton, Hampton Hill, Hampton Wick, Strawberry Hill, Teddington, Twickenham,and Whitton

Surrey History Centre
130 Goldsworth Road, Woking, Surrey GU21 1ND (Map)
Tel: 01483-518737
Web: http://www.surreycc.gov.uk/recreation-heritage-and-culture/archives-and-history/surrey-history-centre
Email:
Covers: Ashford, Laleham, Littleton, Shepperton, Staines, Stanwell, and Sunbury,

Local Studies Archives, Uxbridge Library
High Street, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 1HD (Map)
Tel: 01895-250702
Web: www.hillingdon.gov.uk
Email:
Covers: Botwell, Cowley, Harefield, Harlington, Harmondsworth, Hayes, Heathrow, Hillingdon, Longford, Sipson, Uxbridge, West Drayton, Yeading, and Yiewsley




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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