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: 21 April 8pm: A Walk Along Fleet Street
City: 28 April 12.30pm: Members’ Meeting: Tell us about the earliest ancestor you have found
Enfield: 6 April 8pm: Then and Now – Forty Hill to Bulls Cross
Rayners Lane: 8 April 8pm: Finding Robert Hogg
Wembley: 25 April 8pm: Bletchley Park Code Breakers
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
Wednesday 6 April 2-3.30pm Cost £7.50 Booking essential
Workshop: Wills and How to Find Them
Thursday 7 April 2-3pm
Free illustrated talk: Some Treasures of St Paul’s Cathedral
Thursday 28 April 2-3.30pm Cost £7.50 Booking essential
Workshop: Trades and Professions of our Ancestors
4 April -3 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
Thursday 7 April 3-4pm
Free talk: Mapping a Community
Tuesday 19 April 2-3.30pm Cost £8
Workshop: Deciphering Old Handwriting (Intermediate)
Now until 27 April 2016
War in London: LMA reveals the effects of 5 conflicts on Londoners and their city. It is the 100th anniversary of the Zeppelin raids of WW1 and the 75th anniversary of the London Blitz during WW2
CAMDEN LOCAL STUDIES AND ARCHIVES CENTRE
Holborn Library, 32-34 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8PA
Tuesday 12 April at 7.15pm No need to book.
Free illustrated historical talk: London – A City in Turmoil
RIOTS in Camden: 12 April -11 June
Camden in the Age of Shakespeare: 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.