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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APRIL 2017

 

LWMFHS Branch Meetings

Barnet: Thursday 20 April 8pm: Street Names of the West End and Soho

City: Thursday 27 April 12.30pm: A Bloomsbury Family's Letters, 1830-1849

Enfield: Wednesday 5 April 8pm: My Childhood in India

Rayners Lane: Friday 21 April 8pm: Sidetracked

 

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

 

GUILDHALL LIBRARY

All Guildhall Library events from January to April 2017 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.

Monday 10 April 2-3pm: Discovering Books: A Hands-On Family Workshop. Free but must be booked

Wednesday 19 April 2-3pm: Hands-On Advice session. Meet a conservator for advice about old books

 

EXHIBITIONS:

27 March - 19 May 2017: Books: Used and abused

Extended until 13 April: Londonium AD 43

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

Wednesday 5 April 2-3pm: Smithfield Market. Free talk, booking essential

EXHIBITION:  from Monday 6 February - 5 July: The Londoners - portrait of a working city, c1447-1980

 

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 11 April at 7.30pm

Talk: Elizabethan Camden. Admission Free

EXHIBITION: 2 March to 30 May 2017

Turning 200: Celebrating the Birth of the Regent's Canal

 

 

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).

 

Ancestry have released new data covering the London Electoral Rolls 1835-1965. See

 

http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1795

 

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.