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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February 2016

The LWMFHS Conference and Annual General Meeting will be held on:

Saturday 27 February 2016 at The Radnor Hall, Wesley's Chapel, 49 City Road, London EC1Y 1AU

10am to 4pm. The Annual General Meeting is at 3pm

The programme for the day is in the December 2015 METROPOLITAN


LWMFHS Branch Meetings

Barnet 18 February 8pm: No Meeting

City 25 February 12.30pm: No Meeting

Enfield 3 February 8pm: Discovering Historic Enfield

Rayners Lane 12 February 8pm: Members’ Evening

Wembley 22 February 8pm: Early Railway Workers

For more details, please see our Meetings Section



All Guildhall Library events for January to April 2016 are online and available to book

Visit: for details of talks and walks. Any queries telephone 0207 332 1868

Tuesday 9 February 2-3pm Free. Booking essential

Talk: The 19th Century Cemeteries of London.

Tuesday 16 February 2-3pm

Workshop: Electronic Resources

Thursday 25 February 2-3pm

Talk: A Singular Street: Cheapside

EXHIBITION: 25 January to 23 March 2016

The Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass through the Ages.



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

EXHIBITION: 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.


Tuesday 9 February 2-3.30pm

Talk: Joseph Bazalgette. 2016 is the 125th anniversary of his death.

Saturday 13 February 11am-4pm Cost £10

Maps and London: Spend a day exploring maps and then take to the streets to compare the modern city with the old.

LMA run a variety of learning sessions for visitors and researchers. See Eventbrite for details.



Holborn Library, 32-38 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8PA  

Exhibition: Camden: The First Fifty Years. Images of Camden from 1965 to 2015


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.