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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Events in London
LWMFHS Branch Meetings
Barnet: Thursday 16 June 8pm: ‘Blige a Lady’ – a history of travel on a London horse bus 1829-1915
City: Thursday 30 June 12.30pm: The Photographic History of Charing Cross Road
Enfield: Wednesday 1 June 8pm: 20th Century Scandals and Conspiracies. Part 2
Rayners Lane: Friday 10 June 8pm: Members’ Evening
Wembley: Monday 27 June 8pm: Magna Carta
For more details, please see the Meetings Section on our website: www.lwmfhs.org.uk
OPEN SQUARES GARDEN WEEKEND. Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 June 2016
Over 200 private, secret and unusual gardens in London will be open.
Tickets and information: www.opensquares.org
All Guildhall Library events to August 2016 are online and available to book
Visit: www.ghlevents.eventbrite.co.uk for details of talks and walks. Any queries telephone 0207 332 1868
Thursday 9 June 6-8pm £5 plus booking fee
The Curator’s Egg: Books and their Care
Workshop: A look at rare books in the Library’s collection
Thursday 16 June 6-8pm £5 plus booking fee.
Talk: The End of the British Empire: The Somme
Images of the battlefield and how the Somme changed the history of our nation.
4 April -24 June: Feeding London: The Forgotten Market Gardens
18 April – 26 August: Photographic Images of London at Night
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 and tours
LMA run free training sessions for new visitors. Getting Started, Handling Documents and Using our Digital Resources. Please see the Eventbrite website.
CAMDEN LOCAL STUDIES AND ARCHIVES CENTRE
Holborn Library, 32-34 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8PA
Thursday 16 June 7.30pm
Illustrated Talk: Camden: the First Fifty Years
Free to members of Camden History Society. Non-members £1
Riots in Camden: 12 April -11 June
Camden in the Age of Shakespeare: Elizabethan and Jacobean Holborn, Hampstead and St Pancras
25 April -29 July
The Society now has a Facebook Page!
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 releases Electoral Rolls for London
Ancestry have released new data covering the London Electoral Rolls 1835-1965. See
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.