Archive for 2010

Treasures Tuesday (1st June 2010) Civil Service Evidence of Age

The Society of Genealogists house what remains of the Civil Service Evidence of Age documents. This collection relates to over 60,000 individuals and dates back to 1752 up until the twentieth century.

Click here to find out more about this and other treasures amongst our extensive collections.

My Ancestor was a Coalminer – new edition

The Society of Genealogists is delighted to publish the fully revised second edition of My Ancestor was a Coalminer by David Tonks. This book is of tremendous use to anyone with coalminers in their family tree. The author was brought up in an East Durham colliery village and consequently the lives, work and communities of coalminers are vividly brought to life.  There is comprehensive chapter devoted to sources to encourage further research and a very helpful glossary of mining terms . This and many other books are available from the Society of Genealogists bookshop, and online at 


Society of Genealogists – Drawing up a Family Tree

A half-day course on Saturday 1 September, 10:30-17:00

We  will talk about uses of family trees, standard layouts and conventions, what to include
and how to draw one up by hand. Software is mentioned as one means of generating trees
and pedigree charts but the emphasis will not be on specific programs.
£17.50 (£14 members) course must be pre-booked by telephone: 020 7553 3290 or online

Tutor: Louise Taylor teaches adult education courses in family history and gives lectures for the Society of Genealogists and family history societies.


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Treasures Tuesday (25th May 2010) Roll Pedigrees

This week’s Treasures Tuesday instalment focuses on Roll Pedigree’s. The Society have over 7,000 of them, many of which are beautifully illustrated. Click here to find out more.

Treasures Tuesday (18th May 2010) Apprentice Indentures

This week’s Treasures instalment focuses on the Society’s collection of original Apprentice Indentures. Click here to find out more.

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