Archive for April, 2009


 Join the Society of Genealogists today at a special discounted rate

Following our popular membership recruitment drive at Who Do You Think You Are? Live the Society of Genealogists is waiving the £10 administration/joining fee anyone interested in family history who becomes a member of the Society of Genealogists between April 1 and June 30 2009. This means your first year membership for UK residents* will be only £45 not £55 which makes SoG annual membership even more value for money working out at a mere 15p per day. All benefits of membership are on our website.
* Overseas membership will be only £27 not £37

Check out the full benefits of SoG membership on the Society of Genealogists website

Download your Special Offer Membership Application now  and return the completed form with your payment to our Membership Officer Jacki Ellis membership@sog.org.uk

Please note this offer has now ended but please keep an eye out  here and on our website www.sog.org.uk for future offers.

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Family History Courses for the 21st Century

The Society of Genealogists’ First Online Family History Course

The Society of Genealogists and Pharos Teaching and Tutoring Ltd are pleased to announce a new joint online course called I’m Stuck!  How can the Society of Genealogists Help Me? starting 28th May 2009 and repeated from 2nd July 2009. 

In this short two week course, Else Churchill of the Society of Genealogists will guide you through the steps needed to help you think logically about research problems and how to solve them.  She also introduces you to records and indexes, held by the Society of Genealogists, which can be used to break down those brick walls, and demonstrates how these resources help you extend your family tree.  Emphasis is also placed on learning how to apply research techniques to solve your problems.
 

Prospective students can pay and enrol via the Pharos website – www.pharostutors.com at a price of £23.99 or a discounted price of £19.99 for members of the Society of Genealogists.

The course is suitable for genealogists who have had some experience in family history research in England & Wales but who have found they have been unable to identify where their ancestor might have come from. 

It is hoped that this will be the start of a wider collaboration on genealogical distance learning courses between the Society and Pharos.

logo Family History Courses for the 21st Century

Helen Osborn, Managing Director of Pharos Teaching and Tutoring Ltd, said today

“We are very pleased to be given the opportunity of working with the Society of Genealogists in this collaborative way and to bring the vast knowledge of the Society to a wider audience.”
                                                         

Else Churchill, Genealogist at the Society & tutor for Pharos courses, said today

“The Society of Genealogists is delighted to offer the first of, what we hope will be many, distance learning opportunities for the Society. This course will enable those who are unable to visit the Society and take part in our extensive education programme to learn more about the techniques of family history research and the Society of Genealogists in particular.  ”
 

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