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, St George Hanover Square and Islington are available now with the St James Piccadilly  Parish Guide coming out in July.


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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MAY 2018


LWMFHS Branch Meetings

Barnet: Thursday 17 May 8pm: An Illustrated History of Barnet

City: Thursday 31 May 12.30pm: Dickens and the Cleveland Street Workhouse

Enfield: Wednesday 2 May 8pm: Hatch, Match and Dispatch

Rayners Lane: Friday 11 May 8pm: Making Sense of the Census


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



All Guildhall Library events from April to May 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.

Tuesday 15 May 22-3.30pm Free Talk: Introduction to Ancestry and Family History


19 March to 16 May: Under the Microscope

24 May to 31 August: The Worshipful Company of Tylers and Bricklayers - A Celebration

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



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

Friday 4 May 2-3.30pm Free Talk: Down Below: London's Tunnel World

Tuesday 22 May 2.30-3.30pm Free talk: The Freedom of the City of London. Booking essential

EXHIBITION: 21 May to 1 November

Picturing Forgotten London

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 



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

Thursday 17 May 7.30pm Talk: Five Hundred Years of Women in Medicine 

(Camden History Society, Non-members welcome. £1 at door)

Tuesday 22 May 7.15pm Talk: Exploring Family History at Camden Archives. Admission free.






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).