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.
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Presenting Your Family History

  • 7 March 2015 10:30am-1pm

You've done your research and found a lot of ancestors. So, what's the next step? Come along for this half-day course for ideas on presenting your family's story.

Sue Gibbons and John Hanson have ideas on:
- how to improve the way you present your research - in the words you write and the media you use
- possible places to lodge a copy of your family's story
- how to preserve your research and the family tree for future generations.

They also look at creating your own family history website, as a means of storing and presenting your family history.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

Half-day course: £20.00. Members of the Society of Genealogists: £16.00. For us to hold a place for you, the talk must be booked and paid for in advance. You can do this by visiting our website or phoning us on 020 7553 3290.

Website

http://www.sog.org.uk

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Careers in Genealogy: Successful Writing for Publications

  • 14 March 2015 10:30am-1pm

Do you think you have a story that people might want to read about a particularly interesting ancestor? Maybe you don't know where to begin or you're not sure how to turn your story into a book or an article.

Join Simon Fowler, one of Britain's top family history writers, to discover how best to turn your idea into prose that people will want to read. Simon will also offer tips on how to sell your ancestors' stories to magazines and publishers.

You are welcome to bring your ideas for features and books with you for discussion by the class.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

This half-day course costs £20.00. For Members of the Society of Genealogists, a discounted price of £16.00 is available. For us to hold a place for you, the talk must be booked and paid for in advance. You can do this by visiting our website or phoning us on 020 7553 3290.

Website

http://www.sog.org.uk

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Company and Business Records for Family Historians

  • 25 March 2015 2-3pm

Join us at the Society of Genealogists as Eric Probert considers the potential information on our ancestors. He then describes ways of finding out about the existence of businesses from the 19th Century onwards and how to find out where surviving records have been deposited.

Eric also identifies the major repositories for business records. He shows many examples of informative records from online internet sources, libraries and archives.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • Not suitable for children

Where

Society of Genealogists

Admission

One-hour talk: £8.00. Members of the Society of Genealogists: £6.40. For us to hold a place for you, the talk must be booked and paid for in advance. You can do this by visiting our website or phoning us on 020 7553 3290.

Website

http://www.sog.org.uk/books-courses/events-courses/company-business-records-for-family-historians

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Family History for Beginners - Stage 1

  • 11 April 2015 2-5pm

Starting out on family history research? Then this first of two workshops is for you. Stage 1 aims to introduce a range of documents used in genealogy and family research.

In this first half-day workshop, you will learn the fundamental first steps and the essential building blocks of genealogy. Louise Taylor covers how to trace certificates of birth, marriage and death (civil registration) and why. Louise then moves on to cover how to find your ancestors in census records.

In Stage 2, Saturday 25 April, you will learn how to find birth, marriage and burial records in parish registers.

The two Family History for Beginners workshops are aimed at introducing a range of documents used in family research. However, you do not need to attend both workshops. You are welcome to just take either Stage 1 or Stage 2.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

This half-day course costs £20.00. For Members of the Society of Genealogists, a discounted price of £16.00 is available. For us to hold a place for you, the talk must be booked and paid for in advance. You can do this by visiting our website or phoning us on 020 7553 3290.

Website

http://www.sog.org.uk/books-courses/events-courses/family-history-for-beginners-births-marriages-and-deaths-census-re

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Family History for Beginners - Stage 2

  • 25 April 2015 2-5pm

Starting out on family history research and want to understand parish registers? Then this second of two workshops is for you.

You will learn how to search for records of marriage, baptism and burial in parish registers, where to find them and what is in them. Louise Taylor introduces both online and offline sources and methods.

This is the second of two Family History for Beginners workshops. However, it is not a requirement that you must have attended Stage 1. You are very welcome to just come along to this workshop.

Note that Stage 1, on Saturday April 11, covers Births, Marriages and Deaths and Census Records.

Anyone wanting to understand more about parish registers is very welcome to attend. Expect a friendly atmosphere, an expert tutor and a wealth of detail. During the break for tea or coffee, you can chat to other people attending who share your interests.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

This half-day course costs £20.00. Members of the Society of Genealogists are offered a discount price of £16.00. For us to hold a place for you, the talk must be booked and paid for in advance. You can do this by visiting our website or phoning us on 020 7553 3290.

Website

http://www.sog.org.uk/books-courses/events-courses/family-history-for-beginners-parish-registers-3

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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