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 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; Parish Chest or by writing to the Editors.

Clerkenwell, St Anne Soho, Paddington, St George Hanover Square, Islington, St James Piccadilly,  St Marylebone , Enfield , St Margaret and St John Westminster, St Pancras, Willesden,  Tottenham, Pinner, Hendon, East Barnet, St Clement Danes, Stanmore, Hampstead, and Greenford and Perivale (one booklet), and  Finchley. Coming next in January is Harefield and Edmonton in March.

                            NEW SERIES: Monumental Inscriptions

The Society has now published five 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 Parishchest, GenFair or by writing to the Editors.

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

 St James Hampstead Road, St Mary, Hornsey and St Mary the Virgin East Barnet

 

Link to ParishChest: https://www.parishchest.com/london-westminster-middlesex-fhs-4577.php

 

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

 

HAVE YOU RENEWED YOUR SUBSCRIPTION TO OUR SOCIETY?

SUBSCRIPTIONS WERE  DUE ON 1 OCTOBER 2020

 DECEMBER 2020

 

VIRTUAL BRANCH:

The society has launched a Virtual Branch which will be hosting online meetings, for members only, on Zoom. Our third meeting is on 10 December 2020. The dates of future meetings can be found in the Meetings section of our website.

 

Thursday 10 December 2020 8-9pm: MacDonald Gill: Charting his Age

Macdonald Gill was an architect, letterer and graphic artist of the 20th Century. Known for his pictorial map posters for the London Underground. He created the alphabet used on the military headstone that is familiar to us all.

The waiting room will open at 7.45pm so that everyone can be admitted and the meeting will start promptly at 8pm

Log in details will be emailed to registered members a few days before the event. Members who have not registered and wish to participate, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

LWMFHS Branches: City, Barnet and Rayners Lane meetings have been cancelled until further notice

 

Do look at our LWMFHS Facebook page which is regularly updated with news and there is now a Help and Discussion 'group'.  

Our Editors are working on the March 2021 journal and future issues of Metropolitan, so if you have any questions or need help with research please get in touch. Articles and letters are welcome too.

      

GUILDHALL LIBRARY will open from Tuesday 8 December - on a pre-booked basis

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

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

CITY OF LONDON POLICE MUSEUM is now in Guildhall Library.

The museum will remain closed until Spring 2021

LONDON METROPOLITAN ARCHIVES will re-open on Monday 7 December

All events at LMA are booked through Eventbrite: www.eventbrite.co.uk or by telephone: 020 7332 3851

See LMA website for a list of online talks and details for booking places. Bookings from 7 December to 28 January 2021 remain in place. No new bookings are being accepted at the moment. See their website for updates on this.

 

THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES, Kew will open on Tuesday 8 December. All visitors must continue to book their visit and order documents in advance. TNA runs an exciting range of events and exhibitions on a wide variety of subjects. For more details visit www.nationalarchives.gov.uk for details of booking and online talks.

 

CAMDEN LOCAL STUDIES AND ARCHIVES CENTRE - Remains closed until further notice

Holborn Library, 32-34 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8PA

The team are working and continue to answer telephone and written enquiries.

 

A note to members: 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.