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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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 and St George Hanover Square are available now with the Islington  Parish Guide coming out in May.


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.

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MARCH 2018


LWMFHS Branch Meetings

Barnet: Thursday 15 March 8pm: Members' Meeting: Useful Books for Family History

City: Thursday 29 March 12.30pm: We're Considering Censuses (major, minor and unusual) and their contents

Enfield: Wednesday 7 March 8pm: Memories of Chase Farm-No.2: Hospitals

Rayners Lane: Friday 9 March 8pm: No Meeting


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



All Guildhall Library events from January to March 2018 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.

Thursday  15 March 2-3pm. Free talk: Treasures of the Livery Company Halls

Tuesday 20 March 2-3pm. Free talk:London's Villages: Kensington


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

19 March to 16 May: Under the Microscope


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

Tuesday 13 March 2-3pm Free talk: Taking Shelter - the ways Londoners took shelter from air raids during WW2

Friday 23 March 2-4pm Free; Victims and Rogues in the Family? FindMyPast Family History Session

EXHIBITION: Until 17 May 2018

Criminal Lives, 1780-1925: Punishing Old Bailey Convicts

For more details; see


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 

Tuesday 13 March: Talk, charge £4 /£5 :The Parish: Records and Administration 

Friday 16 March: Talk, charge £4 /£5: Finding and Using Family History Records



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


5 February - 28 April 2018: Cook's Camden




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).