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, St James Piccadilly,  St Marylebone , Enfield , and  St Margaret and St John, Westminster are available now with St Pancras  being published next.

 

 

NEW SERIES: Monumental Inscriptions

The Society has now published two 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. Each booklet costs £6 and can be purchased from GenFair or by writing to the Editors.

Monumental Inscriptions: St John the Baptist, Chipping Barnet; St Mary the Virgin Monken Hadley

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

 

JANUARY 2019

 

LWMFHS Branch Meetings

Barnet: Thursday 17 January 8pm: London Street Names and Numbering

City: Thursday 31 January 12.30pm: Coroners' Inquests

Enfield: Wednesday 2 January 8pm: No Meeting

Rayners Lane: Friday 11 January 8pm: The History of Headstone Manor

For more details, please go to our Meetings Section.

 

GUILDHALL LIBRARY

All Guildhall Library events from January to April 2019 are now online and available to book.

Visit: www.ghlevents.eventbrite.co.uk for details of talks and walks. 

Keep up to date with what’s happening at Guildhall Library through their Blog.

Tuesday 29 January 2-3pm: Free Talk: An Introduction to Victorian Artists Associated with St Paul's Cathedral  

EXHIBITIONS

10 September to 18 January: Women, Work and the City

28 January to 24 May 2019: Merchant Navt Treasures: An Introduction to the Newall Dunn Collection at Guildhall Library

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

EXHIBITION: Picturing Forgotten London

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

Thursday 17 January  at 7.30pm: The Changing Face of Fitzrovia; 300 years of an urban village

Illustrated talk. £1 at door for non-members

Tuesday 22 January at 7.15pm: Free talk: The Paradoxes of Edward Truelove: Radical Publisher of High Holnorn

 

EXHIBITION: A Great Garden of DeathHighgate Cemetery in Archive Images

Monday 15 October - 30 March 2019

 

 

 

 

 

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).