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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SEPTEMBER 2017

 

LWMFHS Branch Meetings

Barnet: Thursday 21 September 8pm: We're Considering Censuses (major, minor, unusual) and their useful contents. Contribute with your discoveries

City: Thursday 28 September 12.30pm: Attractions in our Area for Family Historians, other researchers and explorers

Enfield: Wednesday 6 September 8pm: Dating Victorian Photographs

Rayners Lane: Friday 8 September 8pm: From Roxeth to the Royal Fusiliers

 

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

 

GUILDHALL LIBRARY

All Guildhall Library events from September to December 2017 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.

EXHIBITIONS:

11 September - 1 December 2017: The Discovery of Roman London

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

EXHIBITION: 

 Life on the London Stage: 10 July 2017 to 6 December 2017

 

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

Thursday 21 September at 7.15pm: Air Camden: an illustrated talk for the Camden History Society. All things air and the Borough's rich aviation heritage.

Non-members welcome. (£1 at the door)

EXHIBITIONS:

4 September - 29 December: The Creative Arts in South Camden

7 August - 6 October: Transition of Camden Histories: Discover the secrets of North Camden's past through oral history.

 

EVENTS OUTSIDE LONDON:

24 September 2017: The Family History Show, London. Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher, Surrey. 10am - 4.30pm

LWMFHS will be there. Come and talk to us!

30 September 2017: Suffolk FHS Family History Fair and AGM. University of Suffolk, Ipswich. 10am - 4pm

30 September 2017: Herts FHS Open Day. Woolmer Green Village Hall. 10am - 4pm

LWMFHS will be there. Come and talk to us 

 

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).

 

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.