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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September 2015

LWMFHS Branch Meetings

Barnet 17 September 8pm: Trent Park: Bugging the Nazis in WWII

City 24 September 12.30pm: Huguenots

Enfield 2 September: Enfield in Slides

Rayners Lane 11 September: Wellington’s Waterloo

Wembley 28 September: A talk by two of our members

For more details, please see our Meetings Section



All Guildhall Library events for September to December 2015 are online and available to book

Visit: for more details. Any queries telephone 0207 332 1868

Tuesday 1 September 2-3pm London’s Sailortown 1600-1800

Free talk: Merchants and mariners living in the Shadwell, Wapping and Ratcliff areas of London

Tuesday 15 September 6-8pm Huguenot Society and Settlement around London in the Late 17th Century

£5 plus booking fee, includes a wine reception

Thursday 17 September 2-3pm Magna Carta and the Fight for Freedom

Free talk: An epic ride through 800 years in the fight for freedoms and liberties

The month of September

Totally Thames: A programme of events in the City about the sites and tales of the River Thames; guided tours, talks and workshops. Visit for further details


All events at LMA are booked through Eventbrite: or by telephone: 020 7332 3851

Monday 7 September 2-4pm

Talk and Workshop: Exploring London Jewish History through Archives

Tuesday 15 September 2-3pm

A free talk introducing a series of walks which explore London’s overground and underground railways.

See Eventbrite for the Guided walks and Tours



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

There are two exhibitions on at the archives:

  • The Arandora Star Tragedy: 75 Years on-London’s Italian Community Remembers
  • Holborn: Then and Now

Tuesday 8 September 7.15pm Free talk: Camden and the Great War

Tuesday 22 September 7.15pm Free talk: 700 years at Gray’s Inn


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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.