London Westminster & Middlesex Family History Society

LWMFHS CONFERENCE and Annual General Meeting



SATURDAY 7 FEBRUARY 2015, 10am – 4pm

The Programme for the Day can be seen in December METROPOLITAN and also here.



Tuesday 13 January 2-3pm

William Morris at Work

A free talk which covers the work and the extraordinary life of a Victorian titan: poet, painter, designer, businessman, carver, weaver, printer, conservationist, political activist and much more.

Wednesday 21 January 2-3pm

Getting to Grips with Discovery Searching

Free workshop: City of London Libraries have recently launched a discovery search, which means that you can now use one search for all their print and e-resources.

Wednesdays 21 January 11 March an 8-week course

Tracing your Family History: A Beginner’s Course

Aimed at those who are new to Family History, the course will cover all the essentials to help you start tracing your ancestors.

£80 Booking essential

All events at Guildhall Library are now booked through:

Eventbrite: Any queries telephone 020 7332 1868


Monday 12 January 2-3.30

Crime and Punishment in London 1700-1900

A fast moving journey through a range of criminal activity, society’s response at the time and changing attitudes. Free

LMA Exhibition: runs until 30 April 2015

London Gothic:

A free exhibition showing rare and fascinating documents from the dark shadows of the City’s archives - terrible crimes to gruesome legends.

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.
I've just become aware of a wonderful new website called Locating London's Past at

This website allows you to search a wide body of digital resources relating to early modern and eighteenth-century London, and to map the results on to a fully GIS compliant version of John Rocque's 1746 map.

Records of crime, poor relief, taxation, elections, local administration, plague deaths and archaeological finds can all be searched and mapped on this site.