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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FEBRUARY 2017

 

LWMFHS Branch Meetings

Barnet: Thursday 16 February 8pm: No meeting

City: Thursday 23 February 12.30pm: Talk about a military photo you have brought with you.

Enfield: Wednesday 1 February 8pm: Memories of Chase Farm, Part 1 - Schools

Rayners Lane: Friday 10 February 8pm: No meeting

 

For more details, please see the Meetings Section on our website: www.lwmfhs.org.uk

 

GUILDHALL LIBRARY

All Guildhall Library events from January to April 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.

Wednesday 8 February 2-3pm:  The Coats of Arms of the City of London and its Livery Companies. Free talk

Tuesday 14 February 2-3.30pm: Parish Registers for Family Historians. £5 plus booking fee

Tuesday 21 February 2-3.30pm: Wills and How to Find Them. £5 plus booking fee

Booking essential for all talks

EXHIBITIONS:

Until 31 March 2017: AD43: A photographic journey through time from foundation of London to the present

 

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

EXHIBITION:  from Monday 6 February - The Londoners

 

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

EXHIBITIONS: extended to 28 February 2017

Camden in the Age of Shakespeare: Elizabethan and Jacobean Holborn, Hampstead and St Pancras

The History of Holborn Library

 

 

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).

 

Ancestry have released new data covering the London Electoral Rolls 1835-1965. See

 

http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1795

 

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.