The Society of Genealogists is delighted to welcome Tim Lawrence to his new role as Head of Library Services at the Society of Genealogists.
Tim is well known to staff and Society of Genealogists members as the former Deputy Librarian and has been a valued member of SoG for some years. Tim and the rest of the library team will ensure the Society of Genealogists Library remains the UK’s premier National Library and Education Centre for Family History serving genealogists around the country and indeed around the world.
Tim carried out his professional library training at the University of Brighton, where he was awarded a first class honours degree in Information and Library Studies.
He has worked at the Society for 12 years, the last 7 as Deputy Librarian, during which time he has gained a wide ranging knowledge of its unique family history library and archive.
A member of the Society in the early 1980s,Tim has been researching his own family history for more than 30 years, tracing them back to 16th century Lancashire. His wide ranging expertise has always been valuable
On his appointment Tim commented that he was looking forward to the challenges of his new role, particularly bringing the Society’s unique resources to a wider audience through the digitisation of some of its collections.