London Westminster & Middlesex Family History Society

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Welcome to the website of the London Westminster & Middlesex Family History Society. For over 40 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.

LWMFHS was formed in 2001 when the London and North Middlesex FHS (previously the North Middlesex FHS) joined together with the Westminster and Central Middlesex FHS (previously the Central Middlesex FHS.

 

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The Society has 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 £6 each plus postage and packing and can be purchased from GenFair or by writing to the Editors.

Clerkenwell, St Anne Soho, Paddington, St George Hanover Square, Islington, St James Piccadilly,  St Marylebone , Enfield , St Margaret and St John Westminster, St Pancras, Willesden,  Tottenham, Pinner, Hendon and East Barnet are available now. St Clement Danes is due out on 1 March 2020, followed by Great and Little Stanmore on 1 May and Hampstead on 1 July 2020.

                               NEW SERIES: Monumental Inscriptions

The Society has now published three in this new series. Each booklet will contain the monumental inscriptions from a church and graveyard in our area. Photographs and diagrams are also included. The inscriptions were collected by members in the 1980s and originally published on fiche. Each booklet costs £6 and can be purchased from GenFair or by writing to the Editors.

Monumental Inscriptions: St John the Baptist, Chipping Barnet; St Mary the Virgin, Monken Hadley;  

 St James Hampstead Road and St Mary, Hornsey

 

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

 

THE SOCIETY'S PRIVACY POLICY AND AN ONLINE CONSENT FORM CAN BE FOUND IN THE MEMBERSHIP SECTION

 

FEBRUARY 2020

 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING at the Kwanglim Room, Wesley's Chapel, 49 City Road, London EC1Y 1AU

Our AGM day takes place on Saturday 29 February 2020, 10.00am - 4.00pm

There will be two talks:

11.15am: My Ancestor was a Liar by Dave Annal

1.30pm: Records of the 17th and 18th Centuries by our President Michael Gandy

3.00pm: The Business of the Annual General Meeting

 

LWMFHS Branch Meetings

Barnet: Thursday 27 February; Note change from usual date  8pm: A Tapestry & Other Tales 

City: Thursday 27 February 12.30pm: Suicide in the Family

Enfield: Wednesday 5 February 8pm: Enfield at War 1914-1918

Rayners Lane: Friday 10 February 8pm: Catching up with Familysearch: at the new venue in Roxeth

For more details, please go to our Meetings Section.

 

GUILDHALL LIBRARY

All Guildhall Library events in 2020 are now online and available to book.

Visit: www.ghlevents.eventbrite.co.uk for details of talks and walks. 

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

EXHIBITION

There are two online exhibitions: The Great Plague and The Great Fire 

CITY OF LONDON POLICE MUSEUM 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

EXHIBITION:

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 11 February at 7.15pm: a free Illustrated talk:The Rise and Fall of the Southampton Estate

Tuesday 25 February at 7.15pm: a free illustrated talk: The Bedford Theatre, Camden Town

 

EXHIBITION:

Friday 11 October 2019-Friday 28 March 2020

On Earth in Camden - The Borough in the Age of the Moon Landing

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1795

 

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.