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Changes to the Society of Genealogists’ Library Catalogue

The Society of Genealogists will shortly be changing to a new version of our library catalogue (SoGCAT). This includes a number of new features such as being able to search for any word in a title rather than just the first one. SoGCat lists all the books, microfiche, microfilms, CDs and other databases in the Library but as yet does NOT list all of our manuscript collections.  Do have  a look at the tutorial, tips and FAQs about searching for items within the catalogue of the UK’s National Family History Centre

Although it has been tested in advance please let us know if you spot any technical errors (see http://www.sog.org.uk/feedback/sogcatsupport.shtml for information on how to do this).

 

If you have bookmarked the old catalogue in your browser, you may want to make a note of the new url which is http://62.32.98.6/S10312UKDiscovery/OPAC/Index.aspx

 

I hope you find the new SOGCAT to be of help in searching the contents of our unique library.

 

Tim Lawrence

Head of Library Services

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Congratulations to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

 

The Society of Genealogists offers heartiest congratulations to HM Queen Elizabeth II in celebration of her Diamond Jubilee, 2012

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VOTE SoG!! The Society of Genealogists nominated for The 50+ Awards 2012

 

50plusAwardsNominated thumb VOTE SoG!! The Society of Genealogists nominated for The 50+ Awards 2012We’re delighted to say that the SoG has been nominated in the category of best genealogy service provider in the 50+ Awards 2012 and we’re unashamedly encouraging all our members and friends to vote for us – as we are really chuffed to bits.

 

The 50+ Awards 2012

The 50+ Awards 2012 are organised and presented by the 50+ Show, and are solely based on the internet nominations and votes of those who are aged 50+.

The 50+ Awards showcase the best that life has to offer for those who are 50+.

Following a public nomination phase, shortlists of the most nominated in each category are available on the 50+ website http://www.50plus-Awards.com

 

Voting is now open: Voting closes on 30 June.

 

We are also told that three lucky voters will be selected at random after the voting closes on 30 June, to receive one of three £50 vouchers.

The winners of the 50+ Awards will be announced and the prizes presented at the 50+ Awards Gala Awards Reception on 13 July at Olympia. For more information on the 50+ Awards, sponsorships and tickets for the Gala Awards Reception visit the 50+Award nominations pages http://www.50plus-Awards.com

Thanks for voting.

 

VOTE SoG!!

 

 

 

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In a new BBC TV series presented by Michael Wood, The Great British StoryBBC GBSLogo BBCBlocks web thumb Society of Genealogists taking part in The Great British Story   Bexley 23 June 2012 looks at history through the eyes of ordinary people, uncovering what life was like for everyday Britons over the last 1600 years. The Society of Genealogists will be taking part in the largest of the local BBC road-shows linking in with the series. Come and meet the SoG and ask us about tracing your family history and get help and advice from Family History Experts, the SoG Census Detectives,  SoG authors and local family historians.

 

 

 

 

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The Great British Story: Bexley

A free BBC local history event.

Saturday 23 June 2012, 10am – 4pm

Hall Place and Gardens, Bourne Road, Bexley, DA5 1PQ

This is a ticketed event and tickets are  only availlable from the BBC events website.  Apply for your FREE tickets here, or by calling 03709 011227

 

For map and more information about the Great British Story Events see the BBC website events pages

 

Now it’s your chance to get involved! Come along to a BBC local history event, discover Bexley’s fascinating history and learn how to delve into your own past. Find out more about family history, archaeology, oral history, artefacts and local heritage.

Find YOUR place in history:

· Listen to historian, broadcaster and writer Michael Wood discussing The Great British Story

· Track down your ancestors with help and advice from family history experts and hear Else Churchill from the Society of Genealogists talk on Finding Your London Ancestors

· Learn how experts conserve and protect treasures from the Museum of London

· Find out how to date your old photos, if you’ve inherited an family photo bring it along to find out more

· Learn how to discover the history of your home using local archive sources

· Discover Bexley’s archaeological treasures and show your own mystery finds to our experts

· Explore the history of Bexley through local heroes, landmarks, working lives and industrial heritage

· Take part in a reminiscence session and share your memories of working in and around the Thames Gateway

· Plus a full programme of talks will run throughout the day

and much more…

The event is open to ticket holders only. Apply for free tickets by visiting bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/events or by calling 03709 011227

 

Please note the SoG does not have tickets for this event

 

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Book of the Month – April

The Society of Genealogists’ Book of the Month for April is My Ancestors were Londoners, by Cliff Webb. Now in its sixth edition, this perennially popular title continues to be an invaluable aid to family historians who come across Londoners during the course of their research. A large proportion of the population has always lived in the London area, so the chances of finding a Londoner in your tree are certainly high! Throughout the month of April, My Ancestors were Londoners is available to members of the society for £6.47, or £7.19 for non-members. This book, along with the full range of Society of Genealogists publications, plus many others, is available from our bookshop and online at www.sog.org.uk

Offer ends 30/04/12

 

 

 

 

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