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 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: www.ghlevents.eventbrite.co.uk 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 www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/totallythames for further details
LONDON METROPOLITAN ARCHIVES
All events at LMA are booked through Eventbrite: www.eventbrite.co.uk 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
CAMDEN LOCAL STUDIES AND ARCHIVES CENTRE
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
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.