London Westminster & Middlesex Family History Society

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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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The Society has just started publishing a new series of Parish Guides. The purpose of these is to assemble in one booklet a list of the main records of each Ancient Parish in our area and where these can be found, whether they be original hard-copy records or on the internet.  Our aim is to inspire family historians and help them locate their ancestors in places they might not have thought of looking before. 

The booklets cost £6 each plus postage and packing and can be purchased from GenFair or by writing to the Editors.

Clerkenwell, St Anne Soho, Paddington, St George Hanover Square, Islington and St James Piccadilly are available now with St Marylebone being published next.

 

 

NEW SERIES: Monumental Inscriptions

The Society has recently published the first in this new series. Each booklet will contain the monumental inscriptions from a church and graveyard in our area. Photographs and diagrams are also included. The inscriptions were collected by members in the 1980s and originally published on fiche. The first booklet of 72 pages costs £6 and can be purchased from GenFair or by writing to the Editors.

Monumental Inscriptions: St John the Baptist, Chipping Barnet.

Link to GenFair: https://www.genfair.co.uk/supplier.php?sid=391

 

 

THE SOCIETY'S PRIVACY POLICY AND AN ONLINE CONSENT FORM CAN BE FOUND IN THE MEMBERSHIP SECTION

 

AUGUST 2018

 

LWMFHS Branch Meetings

Barnet: Thursday 16 August 8pm: The Battle of Barnet Project (provisional)

City: Thursday 30 August 12.30pm: Beating the Bounds: a visual tour around the Borough of Camden

Enfield: Wednesday 1 August 8pm: No Meeting

Rayners Lane: Friday 10 August 8pm: No Meeting

For more details, please see the Meetings Section on our website: www.lwmfhs.org.uk

 

GUILDHALL LIBRARY

All Guildhall Library events from September to December 2018 are now online and available to book.

Visit: www.ghlevents.eventbrite.co.uk 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.

Thursday 12.00-12.30 A Police Museum Event:  Policing Victorian Streets

Tuesday 14 August 2-3.30pm: Free Talk: Workshop: Livery Companies - A Guide to Sources for Family Historians

EXHIBITION:

24 May to 31 August: The Worshipful Company of Tylers and Bricklayers - A Celebration

There are two online exhibitions: 1: The Great Plague and 2: The Great Fire

CITY OF LONDON POLICE MUSEUM has re-located and is now in GUILDHALL LIBRARY.

A fascinating collection charting the development of the City of London Police force from its earliest days.

 

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, tours and also free training sessions for new visitors - Getting Started, Handling Documents and Using our Digital Resources

Tuesday 7 August 2-3pm Free talk: Discovering the Foundling Hospital: Health and Welfare

 

EXHIBITION: 21 May to 31 October 2018

Picturing Forgotten London

For more details; see www.eventbrite.co.uk

 

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 www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/whatson 

 

CAMDEN LOCAL STUDIES AND ARCHIVES CENTRE

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

Tuesday 14 August 7.15pm A free illustrated talk: Centennial Reflections: The Slade and Suffrage Art

Tuesday 28 August 6pm in Finsbury Library, 254 St John StreetA free illustrated talk: Little Italy: The Story of London's Italian Quarter by Tudor Allen

EXHIBITION: A Stone's Throw from Westminster. - produced by SuffrageArts

Thursday 14 June to Friday 28 September

 

 

 

 

 

The Society now has a Facebook Page!

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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).