banner1 Making Contact: Surnames & Pedigrees Online and in the Society of Genealogists Library   Half day Course 27 April

Drawing up a Family Tree 300x294 Making Contact: Surnames & Pedigrees Online and in the Society of Genealogists Library   Half day Course 27 AprilOnce you’ve got back a few generations, one of the most important ways of making progress in your family history is making contact with others who have interests in the same surnames or perhaps even share some of your ancestors. Peter Christian will help you find what research may have been done before.

Else Churchill will give an overview of the various places within the Society of Genealogists Collections, both online and at the library, where genealogical research on families and surnames can be found. She will explain how the new look SoG website can help you find information on surnames and describe how to find material in print and in the  manuscript collections at the SoG.

 

A half-day course on Saturday, 27 April (10:30-13:00) with Peter Christian and Else Churchill. Cost £17.50/£14.00 SoG members. This course must be must be pre-booked and pre-paid, through our website or by telephone: 020 7553 3290. SoG members should enter the online shop after logging on to the MySoG section of our website. Do you have a question? email the events department.

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Little Italy: The Story of London’s Italian Quarter, a one-hour talk on 24 April

In the 19th century there grew to be such a concentration of Italians in one part of London that the area became known as “Little Italy”. Based on his book of the same name, Tudor Allen will talk about the fascinating story of the Italian quarter in Holborn from the time of the first Italian settlers up to the last days of the community in the late 20th century.

A one-hour lecture on Wednesday, 24 April at 2pm, cost £6.00/£4.80. This lecture must be must be pre-booked and pre-paid, through our website or by telephone: 020 7553 3290. SoG members should enter the online shop after logging on to the MySoG section of our website. Do you have a question? email the events department.

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London Parish Registers – Lecture on 17 April

londonPRlowres London Parish Registers   Lecture on 17 AprilWere your ancestors from London? Learn where the various parish registers are kept and how to best access them.

A one-hour lecture with Geoff Swinfield on Wednesday, 17 April at 2pm, cost   £6.00/£4.80 SoG members. This lecture must be must be pre-booked and pre-paid, through our website or by telephone: 020 7553 3290. SoG members should enter the online shop after logging on to the MySoG section of our website. Do you have a question? email the events department.

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Society of Genealogists Open Day – 23 March 2013

SOG exterior 2 199x300 Society of Genealogists Open Day   23 March 2013The Society of Genealogists will run several Free events as part of its Open Day: Library Tours at 12:30, 1:30 & 4:15, and free advice on starting or furthering your family history. Free lectures: 11:00 – Family History for Beginners, 12:30- Treasures of the Society of Genealogists, 3:00-Finding Birth, Marriage & Death Records. Coffee & tea will be available. Although free, spaces are limited and so must be pre-booked, either through our website by telephone: 020 7553 3290, or by email

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Jewish Collections (Treasures Tuesday 31 August 2010)

The Society of Genealogists Special Collections of family history research notes include some remarkable Jewish genealogical collections. These are mostly pedigrees and genealogical research notes on Jewish families compiled by genealogical scholars Sir Thomas Colyer Fergusson, Albert Montefiore Hyamson, Isobel Mordy and Ronald James D’Arcy Hart. Click here to find out more about this and other Treasures of the Society.

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