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 £5 each plus postage and packing and can be purchased from GenFair or by writing to the Editors.

Clerkenwell and St Anne Soho are available now, with Paddington coming out in January

Link to GenFair: https://www.genfair.co.uk/supplier.php?sid=391

 

DECEMBER 2017

 

LWMFHS Branch Meetings

Barnet: Thursday 21 December 8pm: No Meeting

City: Thursday 28 December 12.30pm: No Meeting

Enfield: Wednesday 6 December 8pm: Members' Christmas Social

Rayners Lane: Friday 8 December 8pm: Members' Christmas Event

 

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:

 

Until 5 January 2018: 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

Monday 4 December 2-3pm Free talk: Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

Wednesday 6 December 2-3pm Free talk: Operations as Theatre

 

EXHIBITION: 

Thursday 14 December 5.45-19.30pm Exhibition Launch: Criminal Lives, 1780-1925: Punishing Old Bailey Convicts

For more details; see www.eventbrite.co.uk

 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

Tuesday 5 December at 7.15pm: Exploring Ancient Egypt from Camden since 1882

A presentation by The Egypt Exploration Society: Admission free

EXHIBITIONS:

4 September - 30 January: The Creative Arts in South Camden

10 October - 29 December: Deeds not Words: Endell Street Military Hospital

 

 

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).