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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Catching Up With The Familysearch Website

The Familysearch.org website is the largest family history website in the world, with billions of names across thousands of collections - and more are added monthly. In this talk, Sharon Hintze covers: - What new major databases have been added. - How to find these databases. - How to best use the website.

Thu 26 Jan 2017

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 and the needs of experts. In this full-day workshop, John Hanson provides an overview of Family Historian. The sessions during the day are designed specifically…

Sat 10 Dec

Family History Sources At The Tower Hamlets Local History Library And Archives

This wonderful Library and Archive covers the area of the present-day London borough of Tower Hamlets - the original East End of London. Until 1965, it included the boroughs of Bethnal Green, Poplar and Stepney. If you are interested in tracing your ancestors who lived in the area or learning more about local history, the…

Wed 25 Jan 2017

Family History: What’s New At Findmypast?

Hear the latest news from the Findmypast? website.

Thu 12 Jan 2017

For Family History: Free Library Tours on Saturdays

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

Sat 10 Dec

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Getting The Most From The Ancestry Website

The Ancestry website offers access to 1 billion searchable UK family history records. It enables you to explore your family history using censuses, birth, marriage and death records, passenger lists, the British phone books, military and parish records. In this half-day course, John Hanson covers: - Understanding this…

Fri 20 Jan 2017

£20 ( £16.50) / 020 7553 3290

Sat 21 Jan 2017

£20 (Members £16) / 020 7553 3290

Library Tours

Regular tours of the library so you can learn a little more about how everything works.

Sat 10 Dec

Free / 020 7553 3290

Making Contact: Surnames and Pedigrees

More information about researching your family history.

Sat 28 Jan 2017

£20 (Members £16) / 020 7553 3290

My Ancestor Was An Agricultural Labourer

Have you found the description 'Agricultural Labourer' in your ancestors' records. Most of us have one or two in our family history. In this half-day course, Ian Waller looks at: - The many and varied records that enable us to piece together the lives of our agricultural labourers. - What agricultural labourers did. - The…

Sat 14 Jan 2017

£20 (Members £16) / 020 7553 3290

My Ancestor Was Scottish

Spend half a day with an expert on finding ancestors in Scotland. Alan Stewart covers the following topics: - Birth, marriage and death records in Scotland; - How to find the records; - Using church records; - Using the census records; - What is available on the web. Alan is author of the Society's popular book 'My…

Sat 28 Jan 2017

£20 (Members £16) / 020 7553 3290

My Ancestor Was Scottish

A half-day course with Alan Stewart, author of the Society of Genealogists' popular book 'My Ancestor was Scottish'. Alan looks at: - Birth, marriage and death records in Scotland. - How to find these records. - How to find church records and census records. - What is available on the web.

Sat 28 Jan 2017

£20 ( £16) / 020 7553 3290

Using Parish Registers And Parish Chest Records

Before the national registration of vital events started in 1837, the main records for baptisms, marriages and burials were the parish registers or a similar record kept by nonconformist denominations. So parish registers are extremely important for researching your family history from 1836 back to the 16th century.

Sat 21 Jan 2017

£20 (Members £16) / 020 7553 3290

What's New At The Findmypast Website?

For over a decade Findmypast has been bringing the past to life for millions of people across the world. With over 4 billion records and 11 million historic newspaper pages to explore, Findmypast can help you discover your family's story. In this talk, Myko Clelland gives us an overview of the latest additions to the…

Thu 12 Jan 2017

Free / 020 7553 3290

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