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 £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  and St Marylebone are available now with Enfield  being published next.

 

 

NEW SERIES: Monumental Inscriptions

The Society has recently published the first 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. The first booklet of 72 pages costs £6 and can be purchased from GenFair or by writing to the Editors.

Monumental Inscriptions: St John the Baptist, Chipping Barnet.

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

 

SEPTEMBER 2018

 

LWMFHS Branch Meetings

Barnet: Thursday 20 September 8pm: Local Rates and Rate Maps

City: Thursday 27 September 12.30pm: Our Shopkeeper Ancestors

Enfield: Wednesday 5 September 8pm: Bygones Antiques

Rayners Lane: Friday 14 September 8pm: John George Haig and his Victims

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

 

OPEN HOUSE LONDON: 22 -23 September 2018

Free entry to over 800 of London's best buildings. Booklets are available in Libraries and Record Offices.

See also www.openhouselondon.org.uk for more details

 

THE FAMILY HISTORY SHOW, LONDON: 22 September 2018, 10am-4.30pm

Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher. See www.thefamilyhistoryshow.com for details

 

GUILDHALL LIBRARY

All Guildhall Library events from September to December 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.

Wednesday 5 September 6-7pm Introduction to Ancestry and Family History Workshop. £5 plus booking fee

 

EXHIBITION:

10 September onwards: Women, Work and the City

There are two online exhibitions: 1: The Great Plague and 2: The Great Fire

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 18 September 2-3pm Free talk: Discovering the Foundling Hospital: State of Mind

Thursday 27 September 2-3pm Free Talk: Coffee and Coffee Houses in London

EXHIBITION: 21 May to 31 October 2018

Picturing Forgotten London

 

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 4 September 7.15pm A free illustrated talk: Health and Happiness their right: Somer's Town Slums

Thursday 20 September 7.30pm A talk by the Camden History Society: St Pancras Station

Non-members welcome £1 at door

EXHIBITION: A Stone's Throw from Westminster. - produced by SuffrageArts

Thursday 14 June to Friday 5 October

 

 

 

 

 

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).