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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Barking Up The Wrong Family Tree: A Cautionary Tale

A half-day course with John Titford, FSG on the process of telling an ancestral story with a focus on British genealogical sources, and how easy it is to make wrong assumptions.

Family Historian Software for Beginners and Refreshers

A workshop for beginners to family research.

Sat 20 May

Family History For Beginners: Births, Marriages, Deaths and the Census

A half-day course covering how to correctly trace certificates of birth, marriage and death.

Family History For Beginners: Parish Registers

Learn how to search for records of baptism, marriage and burial in parish registers. The tutor will introduce both online and offline sources and methods. Before the national registration of vital events started in 1837, the main records made of baptisms, marriages and burials were the parish registers or a similar record…

Sat 13 May

£20 ( £16) / 020 7553 3290

Family History: Introducing The Next Generation (TNG) Genealogy Program

Introduction to TNG which allows you to manage and display your family tree on your own website.

Family History: Migration to North America 1820 to 1930

A half-day course in finding out your North American roots.

Sat 6 May

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 27 Apr

Thu 4 May

Thu 11 May

…and 9 more dates until 13 Jul

Family History: Tracing Your Yorkshire Relatives

Trace your Yorkshire ancestors in this genealogy workshop.

Sat 29 Apr

£20 ( £16.39) / 020 7553 3290

Film and Sound Archives for Family Historians

Dr Kathy Chater presents a one-hour lecture on how family history can be preserved in film and sound archives.

For Family History: Free Library Tours on Saturdays

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

Sat 29 Apr

Sat 13 May

Getting The Most From The Society Catalogue (SOGCAT)

Come and enjoy an interesting talk on the Society Catalogue, SoGCAT, the Society of Genealogists' online library catalogue. It lists the holdings at our premises in London. The catalogue contains details of everything in the Library except the Document Collections. SoG Members can view some of our databases using SoG Data…

Wed 26 Apr

History Of Winchmore Hill In North London

Join us for this talk by Joe Studman, looking at a selection of early prints and contemporary photos that illustrate how Winchmore Hill in North London developed, from a Victorian village to the 21st century.

Wed 17 May

£8 ( £6.40) / 020 7553 3290

Irish Ancestors and Irish Lives

A week to explore your family history with talks and workshops to help you get the most out of tracing your Irish ancestors.

Mon 5 Jun

£225 for full course (£176) / 020 7553 3290

Tue 6 Jun

£225 for full course (£176) / 020 7553 3290

Wed 7 Jun

£225 for full course (£176) / 020 7553 3290

…and 2 more dates until 9 Jun

Problems, Pitfalls And Fraud In Genealogy Research

A half-day course in the mistakes and deceptions that can be made in genealogy research.

The Sugar Barons: Early Settlers in the West Indies and America

In this half-day course, Jane Ferentzi-Shepard explores the story of indentured servants.

Tracing Family Who Were In, Or Helped By, The Salvation Army

A chance to find out about those of your ancestors who were helped by, or joined, the Salvation Army.

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