London Westminster & Middlesex Family History Society

banner3

 

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.

 

You can also follow us on Facebook:

FB FindUsOnFacebook 144

 

JULY 2017

 

LWMFHS Branch Meetings

Barnet: Thursday 20 July 8pm: Railway Development and Railway Companies' Staff Records

City: Thursday 27 July 12.30pm: We're Mulling over Maps. Bring your most helpful - Medieval to Modern

Enfield: Wednesday 5 July 8pm: History of Friern Barnet Hospital

Rayners Lane: Friday 15 July 8pm: TBA

 

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

 

GUILDHALL LIBRARY

All Guildhall Library events from May to August 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.

EXHIBITIONS:

1 June - 31 August 2017: Stationers not Stationary: The Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers

2 May - 31 August: Publishing in the City

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

EXHIBITIONS: 

The Londoners - portrait of a working city, c1447-1980 Ends on 5 July 2017

 Life on the London Stage: 10 July 2017 to 6 December 2017

 

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

Thursday 20 July at 7.15pm: Henry Crabb Robinson - provincial dissenter, Londoner, European and local resident (1775-1867) - £1 charge for non-members of Camden History Society

 

EXHIBITION: 3 March to 31 August 2017

Turning 200: Celebrating the Birth of the Regent's Canal

 

 

The Society now has a Facebook Page!

facebook

 

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.