Intoduction

 

 

 

We are a friendly group that meets three times a year, to provide an opportunity for local people with Suffolk ancestral interests to get together, do some research and exchange experiences.

We also have an opportunity to help represent the society at the local family history fairs held at Woking (pictured), Bracknell and Central London.

 

 

Meetings

The West of London Group meetings are held on Saturdays, 2-5pm, at:

          Bishopshalt School
          Royal Lane
          Hillingdon
          UB8 3RF
 

All members and their guests are welcome, also anyone who is not yet a member but would like to consider joining.

Various books, and a good selection of Suffolk parish registers, the IGI, and other research material on CD and microfiche is available.

 

 

You are welcome to bring your own laptop to save possibly waiting to use ours.

Our speakers subjects cover a wide range of interesting interests.

The school entrance is located on Royal Lane a short distance from Hillingdon Hospital to the south, and the A4020 from Uxbridge to the north. When through the gate, follow the path round to the left, past a 1960s building, to a Victorian building with a bay window at the far end where there is plenty of free parking. Our meetings are held in the ground floor bay window room - along the corridor on the right.

 

Links

Hillingdon Family History - Another family history society that meets regularly in Hillingdon at the Baptist Church, Hercies Road. A fully equipped Research room is available some Fridays and Saturdays

Contact

Mrs. Joan F. Horton
26 The Crescent, Slough, SL1 2LQ
01753 537673
or by Email:  westlondon@suffolkfhs.org.uk

Last Modified on 16/03/2017 by K Pulford

News

Live meetings re-starting in October!

Posted by Joan Horton on Fri, 5th Oct 2018

Bishopshalt School has now re-opened, so we have planned to re-start on

Sat October 9th 2021  2pm-5pm.

For this first session, to avoid unforseen regional restrictions causing speaker complications we will be keeping the talk in house. So I will be giving a presentation on "Lawmakers, Breakers and Enforcers" - a history of the legal system, its enforcement, crime and criminals, with guidance on how criminal and legal records can help your family history research.

Our research Parish Register Index CD collection now has six new ones for you to research:-

1) An updated Suffolk Burial Index which now includes all available surviving parish records

2) Bosmere & Claydon Deaneries Baptisms 1650 - 1753

3) Lothingland Deaneiy Baptisms 1754 - 1812

4) South Elham & Wangford Deanery Baptisms 1754 - 1812

5) Ipswich Marriages 1650 - 1753

6) Stow & Thedwastre Deaneries Marriages 1650 - 1753.

If you are taking the opportunity to visit Suffolk for a staycation this autumn, our local groups are re-starting, and you can attend any  that are taking place while you are there. Recently, Dave & I joined an Ipswich Group visit to the war graves at Shotley Church, followed by HMS Ganges - a very interesting and congenial evning. .

Hopefully you have been able to join in with some of the Society's Zoom talks during the closure, but we look forward to meeting you again in October - don't forget you are welcome to bring friends. .Although Suffolk orientated - we are a family history society , with a variety of speakers, and a good selection of books and brains to pick to help and guide researchers generally.

Joan & Dave Horton

Events

DateDetailsSpeaker
09/10/2021Lawmakers, Breakers, and Enforcers
A talk on the history of our legal system, its enforcement, crime and criminals, with guidance on using legal and criminal records for your research.
Joan Horton

Contact

For further details on the programme you should contact

Mrs. Joan F. Horton
26 The Crescent, Slough, SL1 2LQ
01753 537673
or by Email:  westlondon@suffolkfhs.org.uk

Group Contact

Mrs. Joan F. Horton
26 The Crescent, Slough, SL1 2LQ
01753 537673
or by Email:  westlondon@suffolkfhs.org.uk

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