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 15 September 8pm: From my Experience...Hints, Tips and Pitfalls to avoid. Mutual help at an informal meeting

City: Thursday 29 September12.30pm: A Child's War - Growing up in Wartime Britain 1939-1945

Enfield: Wednesday 7 September 8pm: The Real Dad's Army. The Home Guard

Rayners Lane: Friday 9 September 8pm: Militias and Musters

Wembley: Monday 26 September 8pm: Before Parish Registers

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


OPEN HOUSE LONDON, Open House London is the capital's largest annual festival of architecture and design. This takes place on the 17th and 18th of September.

See for details.



All Guildhall Library events from September to December 2016 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 20 September 2-3pm Free illustrated talk: A Victorian Archive. Booking essential

Thursday 29 September 2-3pm Free illustrated talk: Notting Hill. Booking essential



18 April - 23 September: Photographic Images of London at Night

15 August – 30 November: That Dreadful Fire: The Hand of God, a very great wind and a very dry season



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


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 



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

Tuesday 27 September 7.15pm

Free illustrated talk: Industry and Idleness in the St Giles Rookery



Camden in the Age of Shakespeare: Holborn, Hampstead and St Pancras: 3 May – 30 September

Humans of Holborn: 1 August – 30 September An exhibition of photographs by local 13-18 year olds

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.