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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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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500 Years Of Reformation: Tracing Nonconformist Ancestors

A full-day course to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

Sat 28 Oct

£28–£35 / 020 7553 3290

Counting the People: Census Returns Online

Based on his 30 years experience of working with census returns, Dave Annal explains the essential techniques you need to search online databases. Dave also offers some vital clues to help you track down your more elusive ancestors.

Wed 15 Nov

£8 (Members £6.40) / 020 7553 3290

Essex In London

Eric Probert looks at the links and history of Essex and London.

Wed 8 Nov

£8 ( £6.40) / 020 7553 3290

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Family Historian Software For Beginners And Refreshers

Family Historian is a powerful, award-winning genealogy program, with comprehensive features designed to meet the needs of anyone new to family history research as well as the needs of experts. In this full-day workshop, John Hanson provides an overview of Family Historian version 6. The sessions during the day are…

Sat 2 Dec

£35 ( £28) / 020 7553 3290

  • 10:30 – 17:00

Family History Skills – Stage 2 Evening Course

A second set of evening classes to develop your research and genealogy knowledge, covering techniques for localising the elusive ancestor, army records before 1914, records of the poor and more.

Thu 26 Oct

13 sessions £225 / 020 7553 3290

Thu 2 Nov

13 sessions £225 / 020 7553 3290

Thu 9 Nov

13 sessions £225 / 020 7553 3290

…and 3 more dates until 30 Nov

Family History: Tracing Your Polish Ancestors

Many people in the UK have Polish ancestors here or in Poland. Migration has being taking place over several centuries. The largest movement was after World War 2, when 250,000 Poles were permitted to settle. Of course, returning to Poland at that time was virtually impossible. Many immigrants had come from the Kresy, now…

Wed 1 Nov

£8 ( £6.40) / 020 7553 3290

  • 14:00 – 15:00

For Family History: Free Library Tours on Saturdays

Every second Saturday, take a tour of the Society of Genealogists' Library.

Sat 28 Oct

Free / 020 7553 3290

  • 11:15 – 12:45

Googling for Family History and Photos

John Hanson wants to help you use Google more effectively for your family history research. He explores some Google search features that you don't know about. And he also explains how to try and get the best from Google as a search engine.

Wed 29 Nov

£8 ( £6.40) / 020 7553 3290

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Understanding Rural Migration In Late 19th Century England: Taking Parish Research To A New Level

Migration within England during the 19th century was not only higher than one might imagine, but also very complex and varied. Many factors could affect the decision to migrate. To explore the varied nature of this migration process, historian Mathew Homewood took 36 carefully-selected villages from 6 different regions of…

Wed 25 Oct

£8 ( £6.40) / 020 7553 3290

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Using the (LDS) FamilySearch Films

Else Churchill explains how to identify the films you want, how to order them, use supplementary finding aids and how to view them.

Wed 22 Nov

Free / 020 7553 3290

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