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 15 October 8pm: Bells of London: Oranges and Lemons
City 29 October 12.30pm: St John Ambulance
Enfield 7 October: EA Bowles and his Gardens at Myddelton House
Rayners Lane 9 October: Members’ Evening
Wembley 26 October: The Broken Branch
For more details, please see our Meetings Section
All Guildhall Library events for September to December 2015 are online and available to book
Visit: www.ghlevents.eventbrite.co.uk for more details. Any queries telephone 0207 332 1868
Wednesday 21 October 10am-5pm Free. Booking essential
Happy Birthday, Guildhall Library. On 21 October 1974, the present Guildhall Library opened in the West Wing of Guildhall. The first library opened in 1425. Come along to our celebration, learn more about our collections, learn how we care for books and take a behind the scenes tour.
10am: Workshop, Care of Library Books 11am: Behind the scenes Tour
2pm: Talk: The Historical Collections of the Library 3.15-4.15: Behind the Scenes Tour
Wednesday 28 October 2-3pm
Talk: Haunted London
This talk deals with some of the City’s top spooks, plus a few more from all over London.
An accompanying walk, Blood, Fire and Pestilence on 31 October 6.30-8.30pm will take you through the creepiest of the streets and alleyways around the Tower.
Cost is £8. Meet outside All Hallows by the Tower. No booking required.
LONDON METROPOLITAN ARCHIVES
All events at LMA are booked through Eventbrite: www.eventbrite.co.uk or by telephone: 020 7332 3851
Monday 5 October 2-3pm
Talk: A Camera on the Victorian City
A talk based on the LMA’s collection of images. How photographers were able to document London during the Victorian building boom.
Monday 12 October 2-3pm
Talk: The Bombing Campaign of WW1
This talk discusses Britain’s status as ‘no longer an island’ when Zeppelins and then aeroplanes began to bomb London.
See Eventbrite for the Guided walks and Tours
CAMDEN LOCAL STUDIES AND ARCHIVES CENTRE
Holborn Library, 32-38 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8PA
There are two free illustrated talks and no need to book a place:
Tuesday 6 October 7.15pm: Highgate Cemetery and its Residents
Tuesday 20 October 7.15pm: Camden – The First Fifty Years
And also an exhibition: Holborn: Then and Now
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.