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We are the family history society who looks after much of Greater London north of the Thames. The area we cover includes the Cities of London and Westminster, much of what used to be the county of Middlesex plus south Hertfordshire. These areas are now in the London Boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Camden, Enfield, Haringey, Harrow and Islington, together with parts of Ealing and Hillingdon.

Local knowledge of the many repositories and records available for the Greater London area has been used to create our famous and unique series of Parish Guides to the different towns, districts and villages. These show the well-known sources of information, with dates covered and whether they are also online, together with more unusual archives which might contain mentions of ancestors. If you have ancestors buried here, you might find one of our Monumental Inscriptions booklets useful. We also have two Census Guides naming streets from the 1851 census returns for Westminster and the City of London, which are invaluable in establishing where our ancestors lived.

We publish a quarterly journal Metropolitan, which contains articles, correspondence, a ‘Help’ column, news of Society activities, project work and much more. This is free to members, as is our popular Virtual Branch, which meets monthly on Zoom.

We bring together family historians with ancestors in our area or who live here. If this is you, our Society is a friendly and useful group who would love you to join us to further your family history journey.

Membership and publications are available via Parish Chest https://www.parishchest.com/london-westminster-middlesex-fhs-4577.php

and Gen Fair: https://www.genfair.co.uk/supplier.php?sid=391.