London Westminster & Middlesex Family History Society

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Welcome to the website of the London Westminster & Middlesex Family History Society. For over 40 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.

LWMFHS was formed in 2001 when the London and North Middlesex FHS (previously the North Middlesex FHS) joined together with the Westminster and Central Middlesex FHS (previously the Central Middlesex FHS.

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  AUGUST and SEPTEMBER 2022

VIRTUAL BRANCH:

Thursday 8 September 2022 8-9pm: The PLague Doctor: An illustrated talk. The plague doctor will not only make you think but he will also make you laugh out loud and feel good about yourself.  A 17th century world where both medical diagnosis and treatment were equally outrageous.

Log in details will be emailed to registered members a few days beforehand. This meeting will open at 7.45pm for an 8 pm start.

Members who are not registered and wish to participate, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Two LWMFHS branches are now open.  (with social distancing and masks)

BARNET BRANCH:

Thursday 18 August 2022. 7.30pm: Squaring the Circle-How Cleopatra's Needle was brought to London (A Zoom talk, followed by our usual meeting)

RAYNERS LANE:

Monday 5 September 2022 : Exploring the Archives - Video and discussion

Finchley PG

The Society has 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. 

The booklets cost £6 each plus postage and packing and can be purchased from GenFair; Parish Chest or by writing to the Editors.

Clerkenwell, St Anne Soho, Paddington, St George Hanover Square, Islington, St James Piccadilly,  St Marylebone , Enfield , St Margaret and St John Westminster, St Pancras, Willesden,  Tottenham, Pinner, Hendon, East Barnet, St Clement Danes, Stanmore, Hampstead, and Greenford and Perivale (one booklet), Finchley, Harefield, Edmonton, St Martin in the Fields, Kingsbury, Holborn, South Mimms, Ruislip, St Giles-in-the-Fields and Totteridge. Coming soon is Hornsey.

Monumental Inscriptions:

The Society has now published five 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. Each booklet costs £6 and can be purchased from Parishchest, GenFair or by writing to the Editors.

St John the Baptist, Chipping Barnet; St Mary the Virgin, Monken Hadley;  St James Hampstead Road, St Mary, Hornsey and St Mary the Virgin, East Barnet

 Census Guides: 

The Society has also published two census guides naming streets from the 1851 census returns:The Streets of Westminster and The Streets of the City of London.

Link to ParishChest: https://www.parishchest.com/london-westminster-middlesex-fhs-4577.php

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

Note to members: electronic (PDF) versions of METROPOLITAN and a spreadsheet index are now available in the Members' Area (Under Files).

I've just become aware of a wonderful new website called Locating London's Past at

http://www.locatinglondon.org/

This website allows you to search a wide body of digital resources relating to early modern and eighteenth-century London, and to map the results on to a fully GIS compliant version of John Rocque's 1746 map.

Records of crime, poor relief, taxation, elections, local administration, plague deaths and archaeological finds can all be searched and mapped on this site.