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: 19 May 8pm: The Branch will be celebrating their 35th Birthday with a social event
City: 26 May 12.30pm: Samuel Pepys
Enfield: 4 May 8pm: The History of the Royal Ballet
Rayners Lane: 13 May 8pm: Quarter Sessions Records
Wembley: 23 May 8pm: Members’ Evening
For more details, please see the Meetings Section on our website: www.lwmfhs.org.uk
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
Tuesday 3 May 2-3.30pm Free Booking essential
Talk: Seafaring Ancestors on Camera
A look at photos of our maritime forebears to see the information they reveal
Thursday 12 May 2-3pm Free Booking essential
Talk: Shirley Hibberd, The Father of Amateur Gardening
Shirley Hibberd was a London journalist, scientist and naturalist
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
Monday 16 May 12-2pm
Foundling Collection: View photographs and objects from this touching collection – includes
tokens left by parents, administrative information and prints
CAMDEN LOCAL STUDIES AND ARCHIVES CENTRE
Holborn Library, 32-34 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8PA
Tuesday 10 May 7.15pm No need to book.
Free illustrated historical talk: Smithfield: Holborn’s Ugly Neighbour
Thursday 19 May 7.30pm
Illustrated Talk: An Accident in Cat’s Meat Square
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.