Friday, January 13th, 2012 at
The Society’s Book of the Month for January is My Ancestor was in Service, by Pamela Horn. By the end of the Victorian era, nearly a third of all women and also many men in England and Wales had been a domestic worker at some time in their lives. This book seeks to give some guidance in researching ancestors who were in service or who themselves employed domestic staff. Dr. Pamela Horn lectured in economic and social history at Oxford Polytechnic and has written a number of books on social history topics covering the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries. My Ancestor was in Service is available with an extra 20% discount in addition to your existing members’ discount during the offer period, and is available, along with many other titles, from the Society’s bookshop. We are having an extended offer this month due to the later New Year reopening, so this offer will end on 21/02/12. Offer excludes trade orders.
Thursday, December 22nd, 2011 at
The Society will be closed from 4pm on Saturday 24 December and will re-open at 10am on Wednesday 28 December. The Society will also be closed for New Year, stocktaking and closed week from 4pm on Saturday 31 December 2011 until 10am on Tuesday 10 January 2012
If you are planning a visit to the Society of Genealogists please keep an eye on the website www.sog.org.uk
May we take this opportunity to wish all SoG Members and Friends a Very Happy Christmas
and good luck with your family history research in the New Year
Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 at
Start Your Family Tree Week 26 Dec -1 January
The Society of Genealogists, our Centenary Sponsors findmyPast and our Show Partners Who Do You Think You Are? Live are encouraging everyone to get interested in family history this holiday.
Christmas is a great time to get the family together and climb the family tree. Top Tips, Kids pedigree charts, Information leaflets and Help & Advice on tracing your family history can be found on the SoG FREE Help and Advice Pages
Win a Day at the Society of Genealogists
Each day from Boxing Day until New Year’s Day, findmypast.co.uk, sponsors of the Society of Genealogists’ Centenary Year will be giving you a helping hand on your journey into your past. Look at their website for the Start Your Family Tree Week daily hints, tips and activities to help you research your family tree. Discover some of the great prizes the Society of Genealogists, findmypast and other partners are offering for family historians throughout the week including a free Day at the Society of Genealogists with our Genealogist Else Churchill.
Make it your New Year’s resolution to carry on researching your family history and encourageyou friends and family to join you on the genealogy adventure – imagine what you can show your family next year.
Take part in FindmyPast’s Family Tree Week competition http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/start-your-family-tree-week/competition for a chance to spend a day tracing your family tree with SoG genealogist, Else Churchill, at the Society of Genealogists in London – using the resources of the SoG and getting an expert’s help with your family history. The prize includes return travel by train to London from within the UK and two nights’ accommodation in London for the winner and a guest.
Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 at
The Society of Genealogists is delighted to announce the publication of My Ancestor Settled in the British West Indies by John Titford, FSG. This book is a comprehensive guide to the location and use of records of British ancestors who moved to the British West Indies, and also Bermuda, British Guiana (Guyana) and British Honduras (Belize). Organized in an easy to use, territory by territory format, John Titford’s book will guide you through the records available, and also warn you of the pitfalls which may lay along the way in researching this fascinating subject. John Titford is a professional genealogist, freelance writer and lecturer and was elected a Fellow of the Society of Genealogists in 2004. My Ancestor Settled in the British West Indies is available from the Society’s bookshop and online at www.sog.org.uk, price £9.99. As ever, members of the Society receive a 10% discount on Society publications.
Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 at
The Society’s December Book of the Month will make a lovely Christmas present for anyone interested in family and social history, or indeed anybody with an interest in the history of fashion. How to get the most from Family Pictures by Jayne Shrimpton is a beautifully illustrated guide to dating family photographs, paintings, drawings and silhouettes from the late 18th to mid-20th centuries. Jayne Shrimpton has over 20 years experience in dating and analysing family pictures, so if you’ve been wondering when those mysterious family photographs may possibly date from, this is the book for you. How to get the most from Family Pictures is available with a discount of 20% off the retail price throughout December, and the offer is availabe to Society of Genealogists members in addition to their existing members discount. You can buy our book of the month, along with the full range Society of Genealogists publications, in our bookshop at 14 Charterhouse Buildings, and online at www.sog.org.uk.
Offer ends 31/12/11 and does not appy to trade orders.