London Westminster & Middlesex Family History Society



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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LWMFHS Branch Meetings

Barnet: Thursday 19 January 8pm: Hertfordshire Archives & Local Studies: Treasures of the Archives

City: Thursday 26 January 12.30pm: Elizabethan Camden

Enfield: Wednesday 4 January 8pm: No Meeting

Rayners Lane: Friday 13 January 8pm: Members' Evening


For more details, please see the Meetings Section on our website:



All Guildhall Library events from January to April 2017 are now online and available to book.

Visit: 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.

Tuesday 10 January 2-3pm:  A Singular Palace: The Tower of London. Free talk

Thursday 19 January 2-3.30pm: Making Use of the Census. £5 plus booking fee.

Booking essential for all talks


Until 31 March 2017: AD43: A photographic journey through time from foundation of London to the present



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



All events at LMA are booked through Eventbrite: 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

EXHIBITION:  until 1 February 2017 London's Baking!

The new exhibition explores bakers, cakes, bread and puddings from 1666 to the present day


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 


CAMDEN LOCAL STUDIES AND ARCHIVES CENTRE (Closed 9 January to 13 January; but open for talk on 12th)

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

Free Talks

Thursday 12 January at 7.15pm: Nursery Rhymes of London Town

Thursday 19 January at 7.30pm: Twenty Extraordinary Building Projects on Primrose Hill

The Society now has a Facebook Page!



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


Ancestry have released new data covering the London Electoral Rolls 1835-1965. See


They are name indexed, though like so many scanned documents, the quality of the OCR is bound to vary. I noted that while some Middx records (e.g. for Enfield) are there for the earlier years, they are missing for the more recent period. However, it's a valuable resource allowing you to find addresses in the modern (post censuses) period.