Family History Societies - Middlesex

This section lists county associations of Middlesex providing details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Hillingdon FHS:

Address:

Mrs Gill May
c/o HFHS
20 Moreland Drive
Gerrards Cross
Buckinghamshire
SL9 8BB

E-Mail:

gillmay@dial.pipex.com

Information:

Founded in 1988, the Society aims to encourage and promote the study of genealogy and family history.

The parishes the society are most interested in form the Borough of Hillingdon and are Cowley, Harefield, Harlington, Harmondsworth, Hayes, Hillingdon, Ickenham, Ruislip and West Drayton.

An index of the 1891 Census for Middlesex is on their site, but please bear in mind that this index does not include areas of Middlesex now forming part of Central London.

Many resources are available in their Research Room situated in Uxbridge Library and/or Hillingdon Park Baptist Church, 25 Hercies Road, Hillingdon Circus, UB10 9LS.



These resources include:

  • Apprenticeship Indentures
  • Army Lists
  • Australian Vital Records Index
  • Baptism Indexes
  • British Surname Atlas
  • Burial Indexes
  • Census Indexes
  • Criminal Register Indexes
  • Directories
  • History Books
  • International Genealogical Index (IGI)
  • Local History Books
  • Maps
  • Marriage Indexes
  • Monumental Inscriptions
  • Pamphlets
  • Poll Books
  • Reference Books
  • Return of Owners of Land
  • Wills and Administrations Indexes

These resources do not just relate to Hillingdon, but all of England, and further afield, such as Australia.

Places covered include Hillingdon and the counties of Berkshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Middlesex.  For further information, and a complete list of counties covered, please visit their site.

If you cannot get to the Research Room, the Society, on payment of a fee, are willing to conduct research on your behalf.

Some reference books and local history books can be lent to Society members.

Many publications are sold by the Society, which include:

  • Family History in Hillingdon: Guide to Sources
  • Memorial Inscriptions
  • Parish Register Transcriptions

Website:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~enghfhs/index.html


London Westminster and Middlesex Family History Society:

Address:

Mrs Tricia Sutton
c/o LWAMFHS
141 Welbeck Road
Harrow
Middlesex
HA2 0RY

E-Mail:

secretary@lwmfhs.org.uk

Information:

The association was formed in 2001 by amalgamating the two former societies of London and North Middlesex FHS (established in 1978) and Westminster and Central Middlesex FHS. 

Their aim is to help people who want to research their family history, specifically those who have connections with the area covered by the society, which comprises the City of London, the city of Westminster and London Boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Camden, Enfield, Haringey, Harrow and Islington along with parts of Ealing and Hillingdon.   A guide to parishes in the area is also accessible.

Although the Society is named the London, Westminster and Middlesex Family History Society, the organisation does not cover the whole of the former county of Middlesex.  A map is available on their website showing the area covered by the society.

The Society does not have their own premises, nor does it have a library or archives.

A list of surnames currently being researched by members is accessible on their site.

Website:
http://www.lwmfhs.org.uk


West Middlesex Family History Society:

Address:

Roland Bostock
c/o WMFHS
167 Park Road
Teddington
Middlesex
TW11 0BP

E-Mail:

treasurer@west-middlesex-fhs.org.uk

Information:

Their objectives are to promote interest in genealogy and to encourage and assist anyone involved in the study of genealogy, specifically in the area covered.  They also have a parish map showing parishes covered by the society.  

Many resources are held by the Society, which are stored in 7 plastic boxes and taken to each meeting.  These resources include:

  • Apprenticeship Books
  • Census Indexes
  • Court Records
  • Directories
  • Family Histories
  • Hearth Tax Books
  • History Books
  • Local History Books
  • Maps
  • Memorial Inscriptions
  • Military Books
  • Parish Register Transcriptions
  • School Records
  • Will Indexes

You can also search through their Journals on the site.

Some publications are available for sale, which include:

  • History of Hampton
  • History of Hayes
  • Villages of Harmondsworth
  • War Memorials and Rolls of Honour

The War Memorials and Rolls of Honour Index is now searchable in the Members Area.

A list of surnames currently being researched by members is also available.

Details of unwanted GRO certificates of births, marriages and deaths are now available on the site, and these certificates can be purchased from the Society.

Website:
http://www.west-middlesex-fhs.org.uk