SoG Centenary Archives


Book now for Society of Genealogists’ Centenary Celebrations

 The Society of Genealogists will be 100 years old in 2011 and we invite all family historians to celebrate our anniversary in style.  There will be different activities to commemorate the occasion and we hope all our members and friends will join us in our celebrations. Details of all our Centenary events planned for 2011 will be posted in the Genealogists Magazine  and on our special SoG Centenary Blog . The Society will be keeping everyone up to date about what will be going on throughout the year.  

Our Centenary Celebrations can be booked and paid for via the SoG online shop


Here are the first two events to note in your diary

Breaking the Barriers – Innovative Genealogy in the 20th & 21st Centuries

The Society of Genealogists Centenary Conference will take place on Saturday 7 May 2011
Venue: Royal Overseas League,
Over-Seas House,
Park Place
5 St James’s Terrace,
London SW1A 1LP

The Society’s Centenary Conference is a celebration of the past century of genealogy and the role played by the Society of Genealogists. We will also look forward to the future of the subject. The conference will include a full day of lectures and networking luncheon and dinner, featuring nationally and internationally known genealogical speakers.  Full details of the conference programme including prices and information about the speakers can be found on our conference blog www.familyhistoryconference.net

 Society of Genealogists  Reception and Gala Dinner

 Friday 6th May  at  The Royal Overseas League, Over-Seas House, Park Place,

5 St James’s Terrace, London SW1A 1LP (7pm-10.30pm)

Join the Society in celebrating our centenary at the SoG Gala Dinner. Hosted by the Society’s Board of Trustees and in the presence of our Patron, President and Vice Presidents, Staff and Honoured Guests we hope you will be entertained by Alex Graham the producer of BBC’s Who Do You Think You Are.

Please note places are limited and in the event of over-subscription places may be allocated by ballot.

Dress code    Black Tie, Price £80 

Please contact June Perrin at the SoG or email ceo@sog.org.uk of you wish to book tickets for the Gala Dinner.

To learn more about forthcoming news on the Conference, Gala Dinner and other centenary celebrations as they are announced see the SoG Centenary Conference Blog and web pages 

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Society of Genealogists’ Centenary Conference 2011 – call for papers

Breaking the Barriers – innovative genealogy in the 20th & 21st centuries


Proposals will be accepted starting 1 May 2010 for the Society of Genealogists’ Centenary Conference, Breaking the Barriers, to be held at The Royal Overseas League, Over-Seas House, Park Place, 5 St James’s Terrace, London SW1A 1LP on Saturday 7th May 2011.

The conference lectures will be a celebration of the past century of genealogy and the Society of Genealogists and will look forward to the future of the subject. The conference will include a full day of lectures, networking luncheons, and workshops featuring nationally and internationally known genealogical speakers. To learn more about forthcoming news on the conference and other centenary celebrations see the SoG Centenary Conference Blog and web pages

Deadline for Submissions — 31 July 2010

Conference Themes
The Society is inviting submissions for papers and presentations on a variety of themes and expects submission topics to include, amongst others:

How the SoG has affected genealogy
Expanding the frontiers in genealogy
The development of genealogy. Then and now and what next?
Expanding the frontiers in genealogy
Problem solving. Breaking the barriers in genealogy
London research and London problems
Technological innovation in genealogy (with a particular look at British innovation).
Social themes from 2011, the end of the Edwardian Age ¬ – Women’s suffrage, pensions etc

General genealogical topics including methodology, skills building, record analysis, problem solving and writing family history

Sessions are generally limited to fifty minutes plus a ten-minute question-and-answer session. Syllabus material (word documents or PDF files), due in early 2011, is required for each lecture or workshop presentation

Guidelines
Anyone wishing to submit a talk for the conference should contact the conference team genealogy@sog.org.uk who will supply a conference proposal form which should include the following information:

• Speaker’s full name, address, telephone and email address.
• Lecture title, not to exceed fourteen words, and a brief but comprehensive outline
• Short summary of the lecture; word count not to exceed 100 words, which will be used in the program, if selected.
• Brief speaker biography, not to exceed 100 words.
• Resume of recent lectures given by the speaker. Those who have not spoken previously at a regional or national conference are encouraged to submit an audio or video tape of a recent lecture.

Speakers are expected to use an electronic presentation program. Such as Powerpoint. The SoG will provide the data projector, VGA cable, stand and power. Talks using OHPs will NOT be accepted.

Individuals may submit any number of proposals. SoG members will be given first consideration as speakers.

Completed proposal forms must be e-mailed to genealogy@sog.org.uk  with the subject: 2011 SoG Family History Conference-Call for Papers.
Selected speakers will be notified in August 2010. Speakers will receive a complimentary full conference registration

Compensation by the Society of Genealogists

Speakers selected by the SoG, and who are not sponsored elsewhere, will receive a speakers fee and reasonable travel expenses, within the UK, agreed in advance with the SoG.

Sponsorship opportunities
Sponsorship for individual lectures and lecturers may be agreed with the Society. Speakers who have their sessions sponsored will receive a complimentary one-day conference registration. Compensation and travel expenses are at the discretion of the sponsoring organization.

Questions  – Contact the Conference Team on genealogy@sog.org.uk  

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Countdown to the Society of Genealogists Centenary in 2011

 

The Society of Genealogists will be 100 years old in 2011 and we intend to celebrate our anniversary in style.  There will be different activities to commemorate the occasion and we hope all our members and friends will join us in our celebrations.

 

Details of all our commemorative events planned for 2011 will be posted on our website and in the Genealogists’ Magazine. Here are the first two events to note in your diary

The Society of Genealogists Centenary Conference will take place on
Saturday 7 May 2011
Venue: Royal Overseas League,
Over-Seas House,
Park Place
5 St James’s Terrace,
London SW1A 1LP

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Royal Overseas League, London SW1

This will be an all day event culminating in a Conference Banquet in the evening.  More details including lecture streams, prices etc will follow but this is definitely a date to book in your diary.

Society Centenary Celebration Dinner
Friday 6 May 2011
Venue: Royal Overseas League, London
This will be a high profile dinner to formally celebrate the Society’s 100th Anniversary.  Spaces will be limited, ticketing information and pricing will be available soon.

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