London Westminster & Middlesex Family History Society

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Welcome to the website of the London Westminster & Middlesex Family History Society. For over 40 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.

LWMFHS was formed in 2001 when the London and North Middlesex FHS (previously the North Middlesex FHS) joined together with the Westminster and Central Middlesex FHS (previously the Central Middlesex FHS.

 

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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

 

FEBRUARY 2019

 

LWMFHS Branch Meetings

Barnet: Thursday 21 February 8pm: No Meeting

City: Thursday 28 February 12.30pm: London's River History

Enfield: Wednesday 6 February 8pm: Victorian Way of Death

Rayners Lane: Friday 8 February 8pm: Members' Evening

For more details, please go to our Meetings Section.

 

THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of our Society takes place on 16 March 2019.

at the Guildhall Library, Aldermanbury, London EC2V 7HH.

An all day event from 10am to 4pm and includes two talks.

More details may be found in the December 2018 and March 2019 METROPOLITAN

Let us hope for better weather this year. In 2018 we had snow and ice!

 

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.

Thursday 28 February 2-3pm: Workshop: Advenyures at Sea. Merchant Navy History

EXHIBITIONS

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

 

 

 

 

 

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.