Society of Genealogists

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The Society of Genealogists offers a wonderful combination of research material, expert guidance and practical support for anyone interested in family history or social history.

We are a charity whose objects are to promote, encourage and foster the study, science and knowledge of genealogy. We were founded in 1911 and ever since then we've been collecting family history documents - long before local record offices opened.

We are the National Family History Centre and families have always deposited their family history documents and records with us for safe keeping. So, we have documents and items that you might not expect to find.

We are committed to an education and skills programme, delivering a wide range of talks, walks and and courses for people new to family history, social and family historians, and genealogists. Our family history Free Access Area in the Lower Library offers free access to most of the pay-per-view genealogy websites.

Venue Type:

Library, Archive, Association or society

Opening hours

Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday: 10-6
Thursday: 10-8
Closed: Sunday, Monday, Friday

Admission charges

Regular free talks on Wednesdays
Free Library Tours every second Saturday
One-hour talk: £8.00
Half-day course: £20.00
Full-day course: £35.00
Access to our Library and databases for research: small fee payable at Reception

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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Family History Software on the Mac

  • 26 January 2019 10:30am-1pm

Learn more about the software packages that are available if you use a Mac or an iPad.

Graham Walter reviews software that is specifically designed for you to store your family history information. Using specialist software makes it easier to organise your data and produce reports and charts to show your family’s story.

Graham takes you on a quick tour of the most popular packages: Reunion 11; MacFamily Tree 8; Heredis 2015 and Family Tree Maker 3.1

There are no special entry requirements for this talk and you do not need to be a Member of the Society of Genealogists to attend. Expect a friendly atmosphere, an expert tutor and lots of detail.

Admission

£20.00; discounted for Members of Society of Genealogists £16.00

Website

http://www.sog.org.uk/books-courses/events-courses/http://www.sog.org.uk/books-courses/events-courses/family-history-software-on-the-mac-2

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For family historians: free tutorials to help you use genealogy websites

  • 26 January 2019 10:30am-2:45pm
  • 9 February 2019 10:30am-2:45pm

If you are researching your family history, you've probably discovered a number of websites offering lots of genealogical information. It's a good idea to know how to use these websites, especially the best ways to search their vast databases. You might also feel that you're not really very expert at going online at all.

Why not book a free, one-to-one advice session with our tutor? For 45 minutes, our tutor can show you how to search some of the websites (such as Ancestry and Findmypast), help you understand a bit more about what is available online, and give advice on any other online issues you might have.

Come for the whole day and increase your chances of success at finding your ancestors and building your family tree. You can search our online Catalogue, look for books or records in our Library and Archives, and then, using the public PCs in the Lower Library, find out what the family history websites hold.

This tutorial is free to all. However, if you aren't a Member of the Society of Genealogists you will have to pay a small fee to use our Library and Archives.

Admission

Free, 45 minute session

Website

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

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Guidelines and Standards: How to Avoid Mistakes in Genealogy

  • 16 January 2019 2-3pm *on now

‘It fits, so it must be right!’ So many budding tracers of ancestry adopt this view. Sadly, sometimes after months or even years of hard work, they realise that they have found an error. All that time spent – so much time wasted.

None of us can claim that we are 100% accurate. However, Peter Bailey shares some methods for critical evaluating and recording your data. Following his guidelines will help you to reduce the likelihood of errors.

There are no special entry requirements and you do not need to be a Member of the Society of Genealogists. This talk is for anyone who is interested in tracing their family history. Expect a friendly atmosphere, an expert tutor and lots of detail.

Admission

£8.00; discounted for Members of Society of Genealogists £6.40

Website

http://www.sog.org.uk/books-courses/events-courses/guidelines-standards-how-to-avoid-mistakes-in-genealogy

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Stage 1 Family History Skills - Evening Classes

  • 17 January 2019 6-8pm
  • 24 January 2019 6-8pm
  • 31 January 2019 6-8pm
  • 7 February 2019 6-8pm
  • 14 February 2019 6-8pm
  • 21 February 2019 6-8pm
  • 28 February 2019 6-8pm
  • 7 March 2019 6-8pm
  • 14 March 2019 6-8pm
  • 21 March 2019 6-8pm
  • 28 March 2019 6-8pm
  • 4 April 2019 6-8pm
  • 11 April 2019 6-8pm

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 from expert genealogists and we find others’ ancestry almost as fascinating as our own.

Who is this course for?
The Society of Genealogists offer Family History Skills evening classes for anyone that is interested in genealogy and wants to explore their family history. In a carefully, well rounded curriculum, our Tutors introduce the records that count and help you use them effectively. There are no specific requirements or special knowledge needed for you to attend Stage 1. The classes are ideal for people wanting to be better at building their family tree and for anyone thinking about becoming a genealogist. You can expect an entertaining and enjoyable experience.

Evening classes can be a great way to study genealogy. Away from all the other pressures of life for two hours, you can focus on how to find your ancestors and flesh out your family's history. You'll spend time with other people in the class that share your interests and are as keen as you are to learn new skills.

What you will learn
Become familiar with many of the records and finding aids used to take research further.
Know what records are available and their whereabouts.
Place sources of data into the context of their original purpose.
Understand the techniques required to use sources of data in genealogical research.

Visit our website to download a complete curriculum and book your place.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Total price for all 13 weeks: £225.00. Members have a discounted price: £180.

Website

http://www.sog.org.uk/books-courses/events-courses/stage-1-evening-skills-course-2

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The 18th Century History and Archives of East London

  • 19 January 2019 10:30am-3pm

Develop a much better understanding of the lives and occupations of East Enders in the 18th century.

Derek Morris offers a detailed analysis of a wide range of archives. He places particular emphasis on the Sun Fire Office insurance policies, the land tax, freemasonry and the 1750s tax on silver and carriages. The information from all these sources challenges the stereotypical association of East London with poverty, crime and anarchy. Derek shows how we now have a much better understanding of the importance of the local industries and networks to the economy of London and overseas trade.

Several of the parishes, such as Whitechapel in the mid-18th century, had a population of about 25,000, double the size of Hull and about the same size as Glasgow and Liverpool. The people who lived there were from all levels of society, from the poorest to richest, living cheek by jowl, and drawn from all over the world. The local society included actors, artists and writers, as well as international traders and skilled compass and gun makers.

Derek Morris has written four well-regarded books on the social history of the area and has often led walks for the SoG.

There are no special entry requirements for this talk and you do not need to be a Member of the Society of Genealogists to attend. Expect a friendly atmosphere, an expert tutor and lots of detail. Tea and coffee are provided during a break in the afternoon.

Admission

£20.00; discounted for Members of Society of Genealogists £16.00

Website

http://www.sog.org.uk/books-courses/events-courses/the-18th-century-history-and-archives-of-east-london

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My Ancestor Came from Birmingham

  • 19 January 2019 2-5pm

Has your family history taken you to Birmingham? Maybe your ancestors were ‘Brummies born and bred’ or maybe they only spent some of their lives in Birmingham.

Join Doreen Hopwood as she explores and explains the numerous family history sources available so that you can discover how your ancestors lived, worked and played in ‘The City of a Thousand Trades’.

There are no special entry requirements and you do not need to be a Member of the Society of Genealogists. This talk is for anyone who is tracing their family ancestors. Expect a friendly atmosphere, an expert tutor and lots of detail.

Admission

£20.00; discounted for Members of Society of Genealogists £16.00

Website

http://www.sog.org.uk/books-courses/events-courses/my-ancestor-came-from-birmingham

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For Family Historians: Free Saturday Library Tours

  • 19 January 2019 11am-1pm

At the Society of Genealogists, we're passionate about family history. Since we started in 1911, we've been collecting family history documents, long before the arrival of local record offices - even typewriters were new. As the National Family History Centre, we are the UK-wide repository for family history documents, images and records. So, we have items that you might not expect to find.

Join our free, guided tours to discover three floors of family history treasures and records, directories and databases - over 120,000 items. Your guide will explain how you can explore our books, CDs, databases and microfilm. You'll get a flavour of our collection of parish register copies and nonconformist registers. Our 'Special', 'Document' and 'Typographical' collections contain amazing items steeped in the UK's rich and diverse cultural heritage. Our collections relate to over 44,000 surnames - yours is probably included. Many documents are originals and some date back to the 15th century.

Our tours are free, only 1½ hours long, and they're every second Saturday.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

This is a free tour.

Website

http://www.sog.org.uk/books-courses/events-courses/tour-of-the-society-library-19-january

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Getting the Most from the Society of Genealogists

  • 23 January 2019 2-3pm

Since 1911, when we were founded, we have been collecting family history documents, long before the arrival of local record offices. As the National Family History Centre we are the UK-wide repository for family history documents and records. So, we have items that you might not expect to find.

Many documents are originals and some are beautiful to look at. Within our collections you can find marriage settlements, deeds, certificates, wills, photographs, newspaper clippings, probates, family coat of arms and letters. They give us a tremendous insight into what life was like for our ancestors.

Where do you start? What do you choose to look at first? How do you find items and how long can you look? In this talk, Else Churchill aims to explain what's available and where to look.

Admission

Free. Please book your place.

Website

http://www.sog.org.uk/books-courses/events-courses/getting-the-most-from-the-society-of-genealogists-2

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Genealogy as a Career - Exploring what it takes to become a Professional Genealogist

  • 26 January 2019 2-5pm

Are you thinking that you would like to be a professional genealogical researcher? There’s nothing more satisfying that doing what you love as paid work. And, if you read the classified ads in family history magazines, you will see many others offering to do research for a fee. You might wonder how other professional researchers demonstrate that they can be trusted with someone’s research, and money.

In this half-day course, Ian Marson covers how to plan your career – as a competent researcher, running a business. He looks at many of the issues related to actually running a genealogical practice, including:
- Setting up your business;
- Always following professional business methods;
- Marketing your business and your specialties;
- Working for clients.

Ian also looks at:
- The options you have to work towards a professional qualification;
- The advantages of becoming a member of one of the professional associations (AGRA, ASGRA or AGI).

Admission

£20.00; discounted for Members of Society of Genealogists £16.00

Website

http://www.sog.org.uk/books-courses/events-courses/genealogy-as-a-career-exploring-what-it-takes-to-become-a-profession-2

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Discovering Discovery: Using The National Archives Website and Catalogue

  • 30 January 2019 2-3pm

The National Archives Discovery is The National Archives’ online catalogue. It holds more than 34 million descriptions of records held by The National Archives and more than 3,300 archives across the country. Millions of records are available to download. Find out what you can find in the catalogue and how to get the best from the website.

A one-hour lecture with Guy Grannum, Discovery Product Manager at The National Archives.

Important: This talk takes places at the Society of Genealogists premises.

Admission

Free. Please book your place.

Website

http://www.sog.org.uk/books-courses/events-courses/discovering-discovery-using-the-national-archives-website-and-catalog

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Top 10 Myths about GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)

  • 31 January 2019 2-3pm

In May 2018, everyone living in Britain gained some extra legal protections relating to the organisations that held any of their personal data. You probably read about it as ‘the GDPR’. The regulations cover everyone living in the EU and in the EEA. Because we all live in such a joined-up, online world, they also cover organisations around the world that may receive and use our personal data.

The aims of the GDPR are to give you more control over who knows about you and what they know. Plus, by making it apply across the EU, international companies now only have to understand one regulatory environment. So, it involved Facebook, Amazon, the BBC’s iPlayer, your sports club and, yes, even the Society of Genealogists – anyone who held your personal information. Most of us received loads of emails from every place we had ever shopped or any club we had ever joined, all asking us to confirm that they could keep their records on us.

Our IT Manager, Chris Mappley, did all the necessary work for us. In this one-hour talk, Chris gives you his Top 10 Myths, including ‘Did we really need the hundreds of emails?’

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

Free. Please book your place.

Website

http://www.sog.org.uk/books-courses/events-courses/top-ten-gdpr-myths-general-data-protection-regulation

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Tracing Your Northern Ancestors: The North East and Cumbria for Family Historians

  • 2 February 2019 10:30am-1pm

Does your family history seem to be leading you to the far north of England? You are not alone. The stories and history of the northern counties are key areas for many people. Seeking to trace their ancestry back through generations, researchers often find the trail takes them north, sometimes right through it.

Keith Gregson gives a fascinating insight into the world in which our ancestors lived. He begins by giving us an overview of the history and heritage of the region - of Northumberland, Tyneside, Durham, Wearside, Tees Valley and Cumbria.

To help you find a variety of records that are available for your family tree research, Keith introduces:
• Legal and ecclesiastical archives;
• Birth and death certificates;
• Local government records;
• Employers, institutions, clubs, societies and schools.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£20.00; discounted for Members of Society of Genealogists £16.00

Website

http://www.sog.org.uk/books-courses/events-courses/tracing-your-northern-ancestors-the-north-east-cumbria-for-family-h

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Getting the Best Use of Online Catalogues

  • 2 February 2019 2-5pm

‘The Internet is just a world passing around notes in a classroom’ (Jon Stewart).

Simon Fowler is a professional researcher, who wants to help you be better at getting information, finding those notes from others but not relying on them. Simon is an expert at this. He spends many hours each day trying to make sense of online catalogues - easy to use but bizarrely organised - and the dreaded CALM software used by local record offices.

In this practical workshop, Simon Fowler wants to help you effectively use search engines and online catalogues as you search for records to help you with your family history. During the afternoon he offers tricks and short cuts to help you find your ancestors, if not exactly in double-quick time, then a little more efficiently.

Notes:
1. The workshop includes practical exercises and research assignments, so please bring your laptop or tablet.
2. The workshop is not suitable for anyone who is not confident using the web.

Admission

£20.00; discounted for Members of Society of Genealogists £16.00

Website

http://www.sog.org.uk/books-courses/events-courses/getting-the-best-use-of-online-catalogues

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Irish Family History Resources on the Internet

  • 6 February 2019 2-3pm

The world of Irish genealogy seemed a bit slow getting to grips with the Internet. But recently there’s been a massive expansion in what’s available: official records, voluntary bodies and commercial websites.

There is the free Irish census site. Plus a growing collection of church records, both Catholic and Protestant, online. There are plenty of resources, too, to provide help and orientation, especially if you don’t have first-hand knowledge of Ireland’s geography and genealogy.

In this talk, Peter Christian offers an overview of the range of online resources. Then he takes a detailed look at the vital records, and beyond, that are available on the web.

Admission

£8.00; discounted for Members of Society of Genealogists £6.40

Website

http://www.sog.org.uk/books-courses/events-courses/irish-family-history-resources-on-the-internet

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Drawing Charts and Trees by Hand as a Research Tool SOLD OUT

  • 9 February 2019 10:30am-1pm

Did you know that sketching a chart or a tree, by hand, can help you to understand more about the timeline of events in your family history and the relationships between members of your family?

In this half-day workshop, David Cufley shows you how to use charts and diagrams to think through your family history. He shows how to draw a Family Group Sheet chart, including the symbols and abbreviations used. Gaps on your drawing or re-occurring data may show you trends and suggest future research.

David also looks at other types of charts including:
- Drop charts;
- Total descent charts;
- Birth briefs
- Time lines;
- Mind maps.

Please bring some details of your family history, some paper, a pencil and an eraser.

Admission

This is a half-day workshop, costing £20.00. For Members of the Society of Genealogists, there is a discounted price of £16.00

Website

http://www.sog.org.uk/books-courses/events-courses/drawing-charts-trees-by-hand-as-a-research-tool

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Tracing Essex Ancestors

  • 9 February 2019 2-5pm

For family historians with ancestors in Essex: learn more about finding their details and understanding their lives.

Essex is a rich tapestry of a county, ranging from small rural villages famous for their windmills, such as Finchingfield, to busy urban parishes that are now part of London, such as Walthamstow. It is its relationship with the boundary with London that adds complexity to the search for Essex ancestors.

Karen Cummings begins this half-day course with a brief history of Essex. She then covers:
- Record access, including where the records are kept;
- Access to indexes;
- What is online and what is not.

Karen considers the building blocks of family history, birth, marriage and death records, census records, parish registers and probate records in the context of research in Essex, the complexities of the county boundaries and jurisdiction changes with time.

To build upon this, Karen uses case studies to show how to expand your research into a whole host of other records - with a little help from Essex born ‘incorrigible rogue’, Jonathan Horsley, and a transported convict, John Gast.

Finally, Karen discusses 'where to go next', including other resources available for Essex research.

Karen Cummings is professional genealogist based at the Suffolk / Cambridgeshire / Essex border.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£20.00; discounted for Members of Society of Genealogists £16.00

Website

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

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Washday Blues, Charwomen and Washerwomen

  • 13 February 2019 2-3pm

The first thing women on the Mayflower did when they disembarked in America was the washing!

Laundress and charwoman were the survival employments for any impoverished widow.

Join Adele Emm for a social history of mangles, possers, dollies, washboards and flat irons. Find out about the Soap Tax and soap making, soapwort, bleach and starch - before Sunlight soap, Proctor & Gamble soap and candles, and Reckitt’s blue bags. Adele takes us on a journey from the impoverished laundress, to the middle-class servant with her copper, to stately homes and large laundries, all the way to the arrival of washhouses after the 1844 Act.

Monday’s will never be the same again.

Admission

£8.00; discounted for Members of Society of Genealogists £6.40

Website

http://www.sog.org.uk/books-courses/events-courses/washday-blues-charwomen-and-washerwomen

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London and the Spanish Flu

  • 14 February 2019 2-3pm

The Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918/19 was global. Over 50 million people died worldwide. In Britain it is estimated that 228,000 people died.

TS Eliot caught the flu in London and then wrote The Waste Land as he recovered.

Brian Parsons explores how a large city like London coped, full of returning soldiers from the War, with underfunded hospitals. He describes how devastating it was for the city.

There are no special entry requirements and you do not need to be a Member of the Society of Genealogists. This talk is for anyone who is tracing their family ancestors. Expect a friendly atmosphere, an expert tutor and lots of detail.

Admission

£8.00; discounted for Members of Society of Genealogists £6.40

Website

http://www.sog.org.uk/books-courses/events-courses/london-and-the-spanish-flu

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Tracing Family History in Canada

  • 16 February 2019 10:30am-1pm

For family historians with Canadian ancestors.

In this half-day course, Penny Allen introduces hidden Canadian resources. She covers:
- Online sources;
- Where to find digital projects in libraries and archives;
- Immigration.

There are no special entry requirements for this talk and you do not need to be a Member of the Society of Genealogists to attend. However, this course is specifically for people who are beginning to search for their ancestors in Canada and are eager to understand the best ways of doing it. Expect a friendly atmosphere, an expert tutor and lots of detail. Tea and coffee are provided during a break in the morning.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£20.00; discounted for Members of Society of Genealogists £16.00

Website

http://www.sog.org.uk/books-courses/events-courses/tracing-family-history-in-canada

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Free Genealogy Software

  • 20 February 2019 2-3pm

Are you wondering what software to use for your family history? Should you invest in an expensive system or will it be OK to use something available at no cost?

In this one-hour talk, Charlie Mead aims to help you decide. He looks at some of the many types of good quality software that you can download for free.

There are no special entry requirements for this talk and you do not need to be a Member of the Society of Genealogists to attend. Expect a friendly atmosphere, an expert tutor and lots of detail.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£8.00; discounted for Members of Society of Genealogists £6.40

Website

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

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Catching up with the Familysearch Website

  • 21 February 2019 2-3pm

FamilySearch.org is the largest family history website in the world, with billions of names across thousands of collections - and more added monthly.

In this one-hour talk, Sharon Hintze tells us about the latest major databases they have added, how to search them, and how to best use the whole website.

There are no special entry requirements for this talk and you do not need to be a Member of the Society of Genealogists to attend. However, this course is specifically for people who are beginning to search for their ancestors and are eager to understand the best ways of doing it. Expect a friendly atmosphere, an expert tutor and lots of detail.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

One-hour talk: free of charge, but please book your place.

Website

http://www.sog.org.uk/books-courses/events-courses/catching-up-with-the-familysearch-website-2

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Getting the Best from the Ancestry Website

  • 23 February 2019 10:30am-1pm

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 very useful half-day course, John Hanson covers:
- Understanding this very large website;
- How to best use the website's online finding tools.

There are no special entry requirements for this talk and you do not need to be a Member of the Society of Genealogists to attend. However, this course is specifically for people who are beginning to search for their ancestors and are eager to understand the best ways of doing it. Expect a friendly atmosphere, an expert tutor and lots of detail. Tea and coffee are provided during a break in the morning.

Admission

This half-day workshop 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, please book and pay 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/getting-the-best-from-the-ancestry-website-2

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Living and Working in Early Modern Berkshire

  • 23 February 2019 2-5pm

For family historians with Berkshire ancestors. A half-day course looking at some interesting records.

Appraisers made a 'probate inventory' shortly after an individual's death. They often listed the person's goods by room, giving us a picture of an ancestor's rooms and what they owned. The hearth tax was a charge on a household, based on the number of hearths, or fireplaces. The records list the totals and the head of each household, perhaps giving us an idea of a family's wealth.

Jameson Wooders looks at various aspects of Berkshire local and family history, based on research into probate inventories and hearth tax records.

There are no special entry requirements for this talk and you do not need to be a Member of the Society of Genealogists to attend. However, this course is specifically for people who are searching for their ancestors and are eager to understand the best ways of doing it. Expect a friendly atmosphere, an expert tutor and lots of detail. Tea and coffee are provided during a break in the afternoon.

Admission

Half-day course, costing £20.00. For Members of the Society of Genealogists: £16.00.

Website

http://www.sog.org.uk/books-courses/events-courses/living-working-in-early-modern-berkshire-using-probate-inventories

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Finding Fred: The Story of the City of London's Police Blitz Photographer

  • 27 February 2019 2-3pm

The Cross and Tibbs collection of almost 400 photographs provides an amazing record of the bomb damage inflicted on the City of London from the start of the Blitz in 1940 until the end of WWII. Some of these images are world famous. However, very little has been known, until now, about the two amateur photographers who were behind the camera.

In this talk, Rebecca Walker looks at the life and times of one of them, Frederick Tibbs. She describes the City he knew, from the Roaring 20s through to World War II. Rebecca also highlights some of the sources, available to family historians, that were used to uncover more about Fred, his work and his career as a City of London police officer.

There are no special entry requirements for this talk and you do not need to be a Member of the Society of Genealogists to attend. Expect a friendly atmosphere, an expert tutor and lots of detail.

Admission

This one-hour talk starts at 2.00 pm. The cost is £8.00. For Members of the Society of Genealogists, a discounted price of £6.40 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/finding-fred-the-story-of-the-city-of-londons-police-blitz-photograph

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The Changing Face of the East End

  • 28 February 2019 2-3pm

Bishopsgate Library, located in a vibrant and historical part of London holds important collections on the history of the city and on social movements.

In this illustrated talk, Stefan Dickers tells us about the Bishopsgate area in more recent years. He introduces the Bishopsgate Institute’s rich collection that documents London’s labour and socialist history.

Admission

This one-hour talk starts at 2.00 pm. The cost is £8.00. For Members of the Society of Genealogists, a discounted price of £6.40 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/the-changing-face-of-the-east-end

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

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

Website

Visit our website.

http://www.sog.org.uk

E-mail

To book a course or talk

events@sog.org.uk

Talk to a librarian

Librarian@sog.org.uk

Join us.

Membership@sog.org.uk

Become a volunteer

Volunteering@sog.org.uk

Telephone

Events bookings

020 7553 3290

General Information

020 7251 8799

Library queries

020 7702 5485

Fax

020 7250 1800

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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