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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Copyright for Family History

A talk on the issue of copyright as it relates to research into your own family history.

Wed 13 Sep

£8 ( £6.40) / 020 7553 3290

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Family Historians: Latin For Beginners

In England before 1733 many documents recording routine events in the lives of ordinary people were written in Latin. This is not exactly like the lan you may have learned at school. In this full-day, interactive workshop, David Smith introduces you to this type of Latin. He covers: - A short and simple explanation of…

Sat 19 Aug

£20 ( £16) / 020 7553 3290

  • 10:30 – 17:00

Family History: Making And Breaking A Marriage

A course which helps you find information about a marriage using techniques that can help track down the records you need.

Sat 2 Sep

£16–£20 / 020 7553 3290

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 7 Sep

13 sessions £225 / 020 7553 3290

Thu 14 Sep

13 sessions £225 / 020 7553 3290

Thu 21 Sep

13 sessions £225 / 020 7553 3290

…and 10 more dates until 30 Nov

Forbidden Love: Love vs Law

An exploration of the history of love and British law.

Wed 20 Sep

£8 ( £6.40) / 020 7553 3290

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Getting The Best From The National Archives And Its Website

A day at The National Archives at Kew can be a daunting experience. Join this course and arrive better prepared. We'll begin by looking at resources you can use before you visit to discover exactly which documents you need to order. You will then make the best use of your time in the reading rooms. There will be tips to…

Sat 30 Sep

£20 ( £16) / 020 7553 3290

  • 10:30 – 13:00

Historic Greenwich

A talk and a walk around historic Greenwich with Ian Porter.

Wed 23 Aug

£8 ( £6.40) / 020 7553 3290

  • 14:00 – 15:00

An Illustrated History Of Barnet

Using drawings, maps and photos, Rob Kayne examines the rich history of Barnet from medieval times to the present.

Wed 27 Sep

£6.40–£8 / 020 7553 3290

In the Name of God, Amen

A half-day course looking at how to access wills, and how to use them to understand the lives of your ancestors.

Sat 26 Aug

£20 ( £16) / 020 7553 3290

  • 10:30 – 13:00

London's Villages: Piccadilly And St James

Join Pete Smith for a talk on London history.

Wed 6 Sep

£8 ( £6.40) / 020 7553 3290

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Medieval and Early Family History

In this half-day course, Dr Nick Barratt covers: - Medieval and early family history sources; - Practical information for research; - Feudalism, landholding and social hierarchy; - Government and local administration; - Law and justice; - Church and religion. There are no special entry requirements and you do not need to…

Sat 2 Sep

£20; £16 / 020 7553 3290

My Ancestor Came from Norfolk

Gill Blanchard leads a session on how to use resources to trace your Norfolk ancestry.

Sat 9 Sep

£20 ( £16) / 020 7553 3290

  • 14:00 – 17:00

My Ancestor Came From Suffolk

Gill Blanchard leads a session on how to use resources to trace your Suffolk ancestry.

Sat 9 Sep

£20 (Members £16) / 020 7553 3290

Tracing Your Ancestors In Leicestershire

It's always better to know something about a county, its Archives Office and the deposits you might find before you venture forth from your armchair. A knowledge of ancestry in Leicestershire has to be guided by the impact and knowledge of registration divisions to account for the oddities which can assault you. Dominic…

Sat 30 Sep

£20 ( £16) / 020 7553 3290

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Understanding Civil Registration – A  Registrar's View

Antony Marr delivers this talk on interpreting certificates of birth, marriage and death.

Sat 16 Sep

£16–£20 / 020 7553 3290

Victorian Hospitals and Medical Ancestors

Half-day course with two talks by Michelle Higgs on Victorian medical treatments and how to trace your ancestors using hospital records, reports and professional registers.

Sat 16 Sep

£16–£20 / 020 7553 3290

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