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
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: www.ghlevents.eventbrite.co.uk 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.
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 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.
CAMDEN LOCAL STUDIES AND ARCHIVES CENTRE
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!
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.