London Westminster & Middlesex Family History Society

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Welcome to the website of the London Westminster & Middlesex Family History Society. For over 30 years we have been helping family historians who either have ancestors in our area or live here. Please look around our website and perhaps we can help with your genealogy. Better still, why not join our Society and get the benefit of the knowledge of other members and our quarterly journal METROPOLITAN.

 

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The Society has just started publishing a new series of Parish Guides. The purpose of these is to assemble in one booklet a list of the main records of each Ancient Parish in our area and where these can be found, whether they be original hard-copy records or on the internet.  Our aim is to inspire family historians and help them locate their ancestors in places they might not have thought of looking before. 

The booklets cost £5 each plus postage and packing and can be purchased from GenFair or by writing to the Editors.

Clerkenwell and St Anne Soho are available now, with Paddington coming out in January

Link to GenFair: https://www.genfair.co.uk/supplier.php?sid=391

 

NOVEMBER 2017

 

LWMFHS Branch Meetings

Barnet: Thursday 16 November 8pm: Workshop on Censuses

City: Thursday 30 November 12.30pm: An Illustrated Introduction to Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre

Enfield: Wednesday 1 November 8pm: Seeing It Through Their Eyes!

Rayners Lane: Friday 10 November 8pm: Rayners Lane - from Medieval Times to the 1950s

 

For more details, please see the Meetings Section on our website: www.lwmfhs.org.uk

 

GUILDHALL LIBRARY

All Guildhall Library events from September to December 2017 are now online and available to book.

Visit: www.ghlevents.eventbrite.co.uk for details of talks and walks. Any queries telephone 0207 332 1868

Keep up to date with what’s happening at Guildhall Library through their Blog.

Thursday 23 November 6-8pm: Talk: Jews in the Fire Service in WW2

THursday 30 November 6-8pm: Talk: Black Tudors: The Untold Story:  £5 plus booking fee

EXHIBITIONS:

11 September - 1 December 2017: The Discovery of Roman London

CITY OF LONDON POLICE MUSEUM has re-located and is now in GUILDHALL LIBRARY.

A fascinating collection charting the development of the City of London Police force from its earliest days.

 

LONDON METROPOLITAN ARCHIVES

All events at LMA are booked through Eventbrite: www.eventbrite.co.uk or by telephone: 020 7332 3851

See Eventbrite for a full list of talks, guided walks, tours and also free training sessions for new visitors - Getting Started, Handling Documents and Using our Digital Resources

Tuesday 28 November 2-3pm Free talk: The Clerkenwell Outrage

Wednesday 29 November 5.30pm-7.30pm : Black Tudors - The Untold Story: £5 plus booking fee

 

EXHIBITION: 

 Life on the London Stage: 10 July 2017 to 6 December 2017

 

THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES Kew. The National Archives run an exciting range of events and exhibitions on a wide variety of subjects. For more details visit www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/whatson 

 

CAMDEN LOCAL STUDIES AND ARCHIVES CENTRE

Holborn Library, 32-34 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8PA

Tuesday 7 November at 7.15pm: War Changes Everything. A book launch.

Thursday 16 November at 7.15 pm: The Tunnel Through Time: Crossrail 1. An illustrated talk

Admission free

EXHIBITIONS:

4 September - 29 December: The Creative Arts in South Camden

10 October - 29 December: Deeds not Words: Endell Street Military Hospital

 

EVENTS OUTSIDE LONDON

Saturday 4 November 2017 West Surrey FHS Open Day and Family History Fair

 

Woking Leisure Centre, Kingfield Road, Woking GU22 9BA

10am to 4.30pm

LWMFHS will be there. Do come and say 'Hello'

The Society now has a Facebook Page!

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Check out our new page at https://www.facebook.com/LWMFHS

 

Members may wish to note that electronic (PDF) versions of METROPOLITAN and a spreadsheet index are now available in the Members' Area (Under Files).