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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British Population Listings - 17th To 20th Centuries

From early times, the state, the church and many private or local authorities made lists of all kinds recording the names of individuals. Many of these records give extensive lists of names, providing us with early 'census' substitutes. Not only can they give you information about an individual but also about…

Sat 12 Aug

£20 ( £16) / 020 7553 3290

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Careers in Genealogy: The Road to AGRA and Running a Genealogical Practice

An insight into what is involved in being a professional genealogist and the benefits of AGRA (Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives).

Sat 22 Jul

£16–£20 / 020 7553 3290

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Family Historian Software for Intermediate and Advanced Users

A hands-on workshop, to help you use Family Historian. For intermediate and advanced users.

Sat 1 Jul

£16–£20 / 020 7553 3290

Family History Skills Stage 1 - Evening Course

Join us at the Society of Genealogists' popular evening course to develop your family history skills. Wanting to know about our own family's history is a very natural feeling. Understanding what shaped our ancestors' lives makes history come alive and helps us see our place in it. Most of us enjoy meeting and learning…

Thu 29 Jun

£225 / 020 7553 3290

  • 18:00 – 20:00

Thu 6 Jul

£225 / 020 7553 3290

  • 18:00 – 20:00

Thu 13 Jul

£225 / 020 7553 3290

  • 18:00 – 20:00

Family History: The Workhouse

Simon Fowler discusses the experiences of pauper inmates between the early 18th century, when the first workhouses were established, and 1930, when they were formally abolished.

Sat 29 Jul

£20 (Members £16) / 020 7553 3290

Family History: Tracing Ancestors In Wales

A workshop in tracing your Welsh ancestry.

Sat 29 Jul

£20; £16 / 020 7553 3290

Family Tree Maker Software - Beyond The Basics

This course builds upon the Essentials course, which the SoG delivered earlier this year. During the full-day, Mike Bollinger covers: - The maintenance 'Power Tool' features that repair, find duplicates, correct and clean up your family tree information; - Each of the work areas in full detail, giving helpful tips and…

Sat 24 Jun

£35 ( £28) / 020 7553 3290

  • 10:30 – 17:00

For Family Historians: The Workhouse

The very poor of Victorian society, the destitute, and those who were unable to help themselves all too often found themselves in the workhouse. But was it as bad as has often been made out? Come along and find out - you may be surprised by what you discover. Simon Fowler discusses the experiences of pauper inmates…

Sat 29 Jul

£20 ( £16) / 020 7553 3290

  • 10:30 – 13:00

For Family History: Free Library Tours on Saturdays

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

Sat 1 Jul

Free / 020 7553 3290

Sat 15 Jul

Free / 020 7553 3290

Sat 29 Jul

Free / 020 7553 3290

Sat 12 Aug

Free / 020 7553 3290

From The Raj To Independence: Researching British Families In India

A full day of talks and workshops covering how to research your family history in India.

Sat 5 Aug

£28–£35 / 020 7553 3290

Historic Greenwich

Ian Porter introduces you to Historic Greenwich. There is naval history, with buildings such as the Old Royal Naval College. There are lovely views of the whole of London. There are the Prime Meridian and the Royal Observatory. And there is plenty of Tudor history - Greenwich was a favourite residence of both Henry VIII…

Wed 23 Aug

£8 ( £6.40) / 020 7553 3290

  • 14:00 – 15:00

In The Name Of God, Amen: Wills Workshop

Maybe your ancestors owned large swathes of land in the north of England. Maybe they came from a more humble background in the West Country. No matter. The chances are that somewhere along the line some of them have left wills. In this half-day course, Dave Annal looks at how to access wills and how to use them to get a…

Sat 26 Aug

£20 ( £16) / 020 7553 3290

  • 10:30 – 13:00

Insanity and Family History

Dr Kathy Chater's talk looks at mental illness and family history, with information on where to look for records and the kinds of treatment sufferers were likely to receive at different periods.

Wed 12 Jul

£6.40–£8 / 020 7553 3290

Lincs Links – Tracing Family History In Lincolnshire

In this talk, Jeff Royce and Richard Brown introduce you to useful sources on the web, known as Lincs Links, which can help you to explore the County's rich history.

Wed 16 Aug

£8 (£6.40) / 020 7553 3290

The Myth of the Brickwall and Bulletproofing Your Research

Talk that deals with building reasonable certainty into your genealogical findings.

Sat 22 Jul

£16–£20 / 020 7553 3290

Radical, Labour and Freethought Archives

Library and Archives Manager Stefan Dickers explores the stories behind some of the works in the Institute.

Wed 28 Jun

£8 / 020 7553 3290

Self-Publishing for Family Historians

You have written your family history, or are in the process of writing it, or maybe just starting out. So, what happens next? Whether you are thinking of producing just a few books for the immediate family, or you are hoping for a wider audience, self-publishing offers many easily-accessible options for the family…

Sat 8 Jul

£20 ( £16) / 020 7553 3290

  • 10:30 – 13:00

Tracing Family History in New Zealand: Discovering Ancestral Footprints

Jan Gow explains how to trace ancestors who emigrated from Britain to New Zealand in this one-hour talk.

Wed 5 Jul

£6.40–£8 / 020 7553 3290

Tracing Your Italian Ancestry – Fundamentals And Fun Stuff

Lynn Serafinn leads a half-day workshop on the fundamentals of tracing your Italian ancestry.

Sat 15 Jul

£16–£20 / 020 7553 3290

Tying Down Your Immigrant Ancestor

Even when we know that people on our family tree came to Britain to live from other parts of the world, it can be difficult to establish the facts. Shipping records can be non-existent, a death at sea may not be recorded in any expected place, or a female ancestor may marry when she arrives in her new country. There are…

Wed 26 Jul

£20 ( £16) / 020 7553 3290

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Using Evernote for Family History (Beginners)

Learn about this useful software and how you can best use it for your family history research. Gather files, notes and photos to keep the physical and digital details of your projects with you at all times for easier organisation. Automatically sync across all of your devices. The basic version is free and also very…

Sat 15 Jul

£20 ( £16) / 020 7553 3290

  • 10:30 – 13:00

What Did Your Ancestors Do?

In this talk, Else Churchill provides an overview of the many primary and printed sources that give information about members of the professions as well as information on craftsmen, artisans and traders.

Wed 2 Aug

£8 (£6.40) / 020 7553 3290

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