London Westminster & Middlesex Family History Society



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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JUNE 2016

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:

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:


All Guildhall Library events to August 2016 are online and available to book

Visit: 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


All events at LMA are booked through Eventbrite: 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.


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!



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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


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.