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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LWMFHS Branch Meetings

Barnet: Thursday 20 October 8pm: Garden Cities

City: Thursday 27 October 12.30pm: Census Records: Finding People and Working out the True Story

Enfield: Wednesday 6 October 8pm: The Piccadilly Line and Trams

Rayners Lane: Friday 14 October 8pm: Shopping in Old Pinner

Wembley: Monday 24 October 8pm: Man of Bad Character

For more details, please see the Meetings Section on our website:



All Guildhall Library events from September to December 2016 are now online and available to book.

Visit: 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.

Monday 17 October 2-3pm Free illustrated talk: London's Villages: Hammersmith, Chiswick and Brentford

Tuesday 18 October 6-8pm £5: Mr Barry's War: Rebuilding the Houses of Parliament.

Thursday 20 October 6-8pm £5: The Great Fire of London 1666-2016 

Booking essential for all talks



Until 31 March 2017: AD43: A photographic journey through time from foundation of London to the present

15 August – 30 November: That Dreadful Fire: The Hand of God, a very great wind and a very dry season



All events at LMA are booked through Eventbrite: 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


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 



Holborn Library, 32-34 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8PA

Tuesday 11 October 7.15pm  Free illustrated talk: Elizabethan Camden 

Tuesday 25 October 7.15pm Free illustrated talk: Russell Square



Camden in the Age of Shakespeare: Holborn, Hampstead and St Pancras: until 30 December

Resurrecting the Shakespeare Hut: A Exhibition by Digital Drama

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.