Welcome to the London Westminster & Middlesex Family History Society

The London Westminster & Middlesex Family History Society was formed in  2001 from an amalgamation of two former societies: the London & North Middlesex FHS (formed in 1978) and the Westminster & Central Middlesex FHS.

We are a Family History Society operating as a not-for-profit organisation, governed by our constitution and run by our members on a volunteer basis.

Our funding comes from membership subscription, sales of our publications and donations.

For over 40 years we have been helping family historians who either have ancestors in our area or live here.

The Society’s area comprises the City of London, the City of Westminster, the London Boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Camden, Enfield, Haringey, Harrow and Islington, together with parts of Ealing and Hillingdon.

We welcome beginners and experienced researchers alike.

Monthly meetings are held at three branches at which talks of genealogical or local interest are given. Members are welcome to attend any branch; our Virtual Branch meets online using Zoom, our Barnet and Rayners Lane branches meet in person.

The Society publishes a quarterly journal entitled METROPOLITAN free to members, containing news of Society activities and project work, articles and correspondence. Members may publish requests for help with their research in the Help! section of the journal or as letters to the Editors.

In common with most other family history societies we play our part in transcribing and indexing public records, both national and local, which have a bearing on family history.

Our Annual General Meeting is usually held in February or March each year.

With the help of our volunteers we participate in local Borough events and the Society has a presence at several Family History Fairs throughout the year.

We have a Help & Discussion group on Facebook where we may be able to point you in the right direction with your research.

The Society is a member of:

Family History Federation

Friends of Islington Museum

The Friends of The National Archives