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, St Anne Soho and Paddington are available now, with St George Hanover Square coming out in March.

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

 

FEBRUARY 2018

 

LWMFHS Branch Meetings

Barnet: Thursday 15 February 8pm: No Meeting

City: Thursday 22 February 12.30pm: The History and Parish of St Luke, Old Street

Enfield: Wednesday 7 February 8pm: A Taste of Capel Manor

Rayners Lane: Friday 9 February 8pm: Regent Street: built in the 1820s for retail therapy

 

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

 

GUILDHALL LIBRARY

All Guildhall Library events from January to March 2018 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  8 February: 2-3pm. Free talk: London in Four Suits: Hearts. An illustrated talk about some of the capital's affairs of the heart, both lucky and unlucky.

EXHIBITIONS:

15 January to 9 March 2018: Books: Used and Abused

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 13 February 2-3pm Free talk: Burkers and Body Snatchers

Tuesday 27 February 6-7.30pm Free talk: Standing Trial at the 19th Century Old Bailey

EXHIBITION: Until 17 May 2018

Criminal Lives, 1780-1925: Punishing Old Bailey Convicts

For more details; see www.eventbrite.co.uk

 

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 20 February at 7.15pm: Free talkBenjamin Disraeli

EXHIBITION:

5 February - 28 April 2018: Cook's Camden

 

 

 

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).