Society of Genealogists

Society of Genealogists
14 Charterhouse Buildings, London, EC1M 7BA
  • Telephone 020 7553 3290
  • Opening times Tue, Wed & Sat 10am–6pm; Thu 10am–8pm; closed Mon, Fri & Sun.
  • Seasonal times Closed 22 Dec–27 Dec.
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  • Website www.sog.org.uk
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For family historians, discovering a link to an ancestor is brilliant. At our Library and Archives, many more people are making these discoveries. The Society of Genealogists was founded in 1911. Ever since then we've been collecting family history documents, long before the arrival of local record offices - even typewriters were new. We are the National Family History Centre, with a huge library and archive, including Britain’s largest collection of parish and nonconformist registers.

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Discovering Discovery: Using The National Archives Website and Catalogue

For family historians and genealogists. The National Archives Discovery is The National Archives' online catalogue. It holds more than 32 million descriptions of records held by The National Archives and more than 2,500 archives across the country. Millions of records are available for download. Find out what you can find…

Wed 24 Jan

Free / 020 7553 3290

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Family Historians: Getting Organised

Organise your work, your computer, your desk and yourself! Family History has a nasty habit of taking over our lives and before very long there is paper everywhere and nowhere to put anything. Les Mitchinson offers tips and demonstrates methods that will help you organise your research, your visits, your computer and your…

Sat 24 Feb

£20 ( £16) / 020 7553 3290

  • 10:30 – 13:00

Family History: Adventures In Business Archives

Founded in 1934, the Business Archives Council highlights the diversity of material contained in business archives. In this fascinating talk, Dr Mike Anson describes his experiences and the work of the Business Archives Council, as well as the Archive at the Bank of England.

Wed 28 Feb

£8 ( £6.50) / 020 7553 3290

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Family History: DNA For Beginners

Debbie Kennett explains the three different types of DNA tests that can be used as an aid to family history research: Y-DNA testing, mitochondrial DNA testing and autosomal DNA testing.

Sat 27 Jan

£20; £16 / 020 7553 3290

Family History: Records Of The Law Society Library

The Law Society Library was established in 1825 and holds data on solicitors going as far back as approximately 1200. Most of their genealogy resources are unique, containing historical data on not just solicitors and articled clerks (trainees), but law firms as well. One such unique collection was discovered in a blocked…

Thu 15 Feb

£8 ( £6.40) / 020 7553 3290

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Family History: Tracing Your Catholic Ancestors

In this half-day course, find out how to use the large amount of historical records available to help you unlock your Catholic ancestors' past.

Sat 3 Feb

£20 ( £16) / 020 7553 3290

  • 10:30 – 13:00

Family History: Tracing Your Huguenot Ancestors

A half-day workshop with Kathy Chater, exploring the sources you can use to discover whether or not you have Huguenot ancestry.

Sat 20 Jan

£20 / 020 7553 3290

For Family Historians: Tithes And Taxes

Paying tithes and taxes probably didn't please our ancestors. But the records give us a valuable and under-used resource that helps us to find out so much more about their lives. Michael Gandy explains how to access the records and how to use them.

Wed 31 Jan

£6.40–£8 / 020 7553 3290

Genealogical Proof Standard: Standards And Good Practice In Genealogy

What is the Genealogical Proof Standard? How can it help in researching and recording a family history? In this one-hour talk Charlie Mead looks at what the standard requires, how it can be implemented in your own research and some resources available to help you.

Wed 14 Feb

£8 ( £6.40) / 020 7553 3290

  • 14:00 – 15:00

The History Of Wapping, Whitechapel And Mile End In The 18th Century

This talk covers the strong and enterprising maritime parish of St John's Wapping, Whitechapel, with its sugar refineries and gun makers, as well as the hamlet of Mile End Old Town. Derek Morris looks at records covering land tax, parish registers and licensed victuallers, and more.

Wed 21 Feb

£8 ( £6.40) / 020 7553 3290

  • 14:00 – 15:00

How To Search For Your Royal Air Force Ancestors

The Royal Air Force will be 100 years old on the 1st April, 2018. This half-day module, presented by Les Mitchinson, will cover the service records of RAF personnel and also the records of soldiers and sailors who transferred into it.

Sat 24 Feb

£20 ( £16) / 020 7553 3290

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Reading And Understanding Italian Genealogical Records

In this half-day workshop with Lynn Serafinn, learn how to interpret and translate information found in Italian genealogical records. In this practical, hands-on workshop, work from print-outs of a variety of records spanning nearly four centuries, from the mid-1500s to the early 20th century. Let Lynn guide you through…

Sat 10 Feb

£20 ( £16) / 020 7553 3290

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Records Of The Great Courts: Chancery And Exchequer

Our ancestors used the Great Courts to sue each other. The Court records can be full of details of families and relationships and information on how people lived. You don't need wealthy ancestors for the records to be interesting. Aristocrats came to court about marriage settlements, business people came about debts and…

Sat 10 Feb

£20 ( £16) / 020 7553 3290

  • 10:30 – 17:00

Sat 20 Jan

£16–£20 / 020 7553 3290

Tracing Your Female Ancestors and Suffragettes

Wouldn't you like to know more about your grandmother's life? Or your great-grandmother's life? How does your life compare? Find out by looking her up in the records.

Sat 3 Feb

£20 (Members £16) / 020 7553 3290

Tracing your German Ancestors

In this half-day course, find out more about using British records to identify immigrants, including when and why they came, and where they came from. The course also covers: - the records that are available and helpful in Europe; - what you can access online; - what to do about the records that are not online.

Sat 17 Feb

£20 ( £16) / 020 7553 3290

  • 10:30 – 13:00

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