Society of Genealogists

Society of Genealogists
14 Charterhouse Buildings, Goswell Road
London
Greater London
EC1M 7BA
England

Website

Website

www.sog.org.uk

E-mail

Events

events@sog.org.uk

Telephone

Events bookings

020 7553 3290

General Information

020 7251 8799

Library queries

020 7702 5485

Fax

020 7250 1800

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The Society of Genealogists offers a unique combination of research material, guidance and support for those interested in family history. It is a charity whose objects are to promote, encourage and foster the study, science and knowledge of genealogy.
Our library is the foremost in the British Isles with large collections of family history material. We run an extensive range of lectures and courses throughout the year on beginners, intermediate and advanced topics.

Venue Type:

Library, Archive, Association or society

Opening hours

Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday: 10-6, Thursday: 10-8

Closed: Sunday, Monday, Friday

Admission charges

Lecture one hour: £6.00
Half-day course: £17.50
Full-day course: £30.00
Library research time: (price varies) booked separately

Getting there

Our cul de sac, Charterhouse Buildings, is located off the traffic intersection at Goswell Road/Old Street. The nearest tube stations: Barbican or Old Street
Bus: 4, 56, 55, 243

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

What's New at Findmypast?

  • 14 January 2015 2-3pm

A one-hour lecture with Myko Clelland, looking at the popular Findmypast website. See the latest changes to the website and learn new ways to find your ancestors.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

This talk is free of charge. However, to hold a place for you, the course must be pre-booked.
To book your place please email us at events@sog.org.uk or phone us on 020 7553 3290. Alternatively, you can visit our website to book online.

Website

http://www.sog.org.uk/learn

Family History Skills - Stage 1

  • 15 January 2015 6-8pm

The Society of Genealogist's successful family history skills evening course begins again, starting on Thursday 15 January. This is the first 10-week series of classes for Stage 1.

It is for people that are new to family history or have had a little experience and want to build upon their initial progress.

Our team of professional genealogists will introduce the records and illustrate how they should best be used for the study of family history. Publications, electronic finding aids and the internet will, of course, be included along with all the basic sources needed to start research.

The course runs on Thursday evenings between 15 January and 19 March.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

The cost for the full 10-week course is £175.00. Members of the Society of Genealogists receive a discount on the listed price. To hold a place for you, the course must be pre-booked and pre-paid.

To book a place, email us at events@org.uk or phone us on 020 7553 3290. Alternatively, visit our website to view the programme or to book a place.

Website

http://www.sog.org.uk/books-courses/events-courses/stage-1-evening-skills-course/

Family History: Census Substitutes

  • 21 January 2015 2-3pm

Join us at the Society of Genealogists as John Hanson explores alternatives to the census for finding out about our ancestors.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

The cost of this talk is £8.00. Members of the Society of Genealogists receive a discount on the listed price. To hold a place for you, the course must be pre-booked and pre-paid.

To book a place please email us at events@sog.org.uk or phone us on 020 7553 3290.
Alternatively, you can visit our website for more details or to book online.

Website

http://www.sog.org.uk/books-courses/events-courses/

Family History: Using Parish Registers & Parish Chest Records

  • 24 January 2015 2-5pm

After you have gathered all you can from civil registration records, the next step is the parish registers. Celia Heritage looks at the parish records and explains how to use them. Celia also looks at Parish Chest Records. These are some of the most colourful but underused records, especially useful for pre-1837 family research.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

The cost of this half-day course is £20.00. Members of the Society of Genealogists receive a discount on the listed price. To hold a place for you, the course must be pre-booked and pre-paid.
To book a place please email us at events@sog.org.uk or phone us on 020 7553 3290. Alternatively, you can visit our website to book online.

Website

http://www.sog.org.uk

Find Where Your Ancestor is Buried or Cremated in London & the Magnificent Seven Cemeteries

  • 24 January 2015 10:30am-1pm

The 'Magnificent Seven' is an informal term applied to seven large cemeteries in London. They were established in the 19th century to alleviate overcrowding in existing parish burial grounds.

In this half-day course, Matthew Pridham gives us a closer look at these cemeteries. Matthew also offers advice on how to find the final resting places of our family ancestors.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

The cost of this half-day course is £20.00. Members of the Society of Genealogists receive a discount on the listed price.

To hold a place for you, the course must be pre-booked and pre-paid.

To book a place please email us at events@sog.org.uk or phone us on 020 7553 3290. Alternatively, visit our website for more details and to book online.

Website

http://www.sog.org.uk/books-courses/events-courses/how-to-find-out-where-your-ancestor-is-buried-or-cremated-in-london/

Lunchtime Lecture: Starting your Family History

  • 28 January 2015 1-1:30pm

Learn where to start and what information to look for.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

This lunchtime lecture is free of charge. However, to hold a place for you, you must pre-book.
Please email us at events@sog.org.uk or phone us on 020 7553 3290. Alternatively, you can visit our website to book online.

Website

http://www.sog.org.uk

Hidden London: Find Unusual Record Collections on Major Websites

  • 31 January 2015 2-5pm

Help your family history research by learning how to dig deeper into those family websites where you might find the most unusual record collections.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

The cost of this half-day course is £20.00. Members of the Society of Genealogists receive a discount on the listed price. To hold a place for you, the course must be pre-booked and pre-paid.
To book a place please email us at events@sog.org.uk or phone us on 020 7553 3290. Alternatively, you can visit our website to book online.

Website

http://www.sog.org.uk

My Ancestor was an Engineer

  • 31 January 2015 10:30am-1pm

In this half-day course, Ian Waller describes how to find out more about members of your family who worked as engineers.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

The cost of this half-day course is £20.00. Members of the Society of Genealogists receive a discount on the listed price. To hold a place for you, the course must be pre-booked and pre-paid.
To book a place please email us at events@sog.org.uk or phone us on 020 7553 3290. Alternatively, you can visit our website to book online.

Website

http://www/sog.org.uk

Getting there

Our cul de sac, Charterhouse Buildings, is located off the traffic intersection at Goswell Road/Old Street. The nearest tube stations: Barbican or Old Street
Bus: 4, 56, 55, 243

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