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

 

NOVEMBER 2018

 

LWMFHS Branch Meetings

Barnet: Thursday 15 November 8pm: Seasonal Customs

City: Thursday 29 November 12.30pm: Christmas Greetings, Customs and Traditions

Enfield: Wednesday 7 November 8pm: London Ancestors

Rayners Lane: Friday 9 November 8pm: The Bishopsgate Institute and its Collections

For more details, please go to our Meetings Section.

 

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. 

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

Wednesday 21 November 6-7pm; Workshop . Beyond Ancestry, Other Digital Sources for Family History £5.98

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 

CLOSED from 1 November at 4.45pm and re-opening on Monday 19 November at 9.30am

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: 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 13 November 7.15pm A free illustrated talk: Camden and the Great War by Tudor Allen

Tuesday 27 November 7.15pm A free illustrated talk: Rediscovering Highgate Cemetery; How pictures in archives unlock the present

EXHIBITION: A Great Garden of DeathHighgate Cemetery in Archive Images

Monday 15 October - Friday 21 December 2018

 

 

 

 

 

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).