Wednesday, January 6th, 2010 at
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,
5 St James’s Terrace,
London SW1A 1LP
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.
Thursday, December 24th, 2009 at
In case anyone gets fed up with mince pies and Christmas TV we’ve got a bit of a challenge for all our members and friends. Can you tell what these two baby plaques signify? They are high on the wall of the sandwich bar at the beginning of the cul-de-sac that leads down to the SoG.
We’ve never noticed them before but they are fairly high up and we could be very unobservant!!
How long have they been here? What are they and do they have any meaning?
There is no prize and the answers won’t be published – because we just don”t know. But if anyone has a clue do feel free to let us know, because it has us stumped!!
Comments are open below
Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 at
The Society of Genealogists Family History Show workshop programme at Who Do You Think You Are ?Live 2010 has now been published on the Show website
The workshop timetables show when the Society of Genealogists experts, local societies and exhibitors will be speaking. There are talks for every level of interest in family history.
Tickets are free at the show but some advance boookings are avalable from the show website at £2 each.
Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 at
The Competition Commission has published an issues statement as part of its inquiry into the anticipated acquisition of Friends Reunited Holdings Limited (Friends Reunited) from ITV by Brightsolid Group Limited (Brightsolid).
The Commission has been asked to decide whether the acquisition may be expected to result in a substantial lessening of competition (SLC) within any market or markets in the UK. Brightsolid, which runs websites Find My Past.com and 1911 Census.com, and Friends Reunited, which owns Genes Reunited.com, are two of the three largest suppliers of online genealogy services in the UK. These websites allow users to search and access historical information and documents such as census results, birth, marriage and death records, and also supply family tree software.
The issues statement follows the first stages of gathering information, views and evidence and identifies clearly for all interested parties the specific questions and areas the inquiry is examining. This will form the basis for hearings with Brightsolid and Friends Reunited.
The full issues statement is available on the Commission’s website
The issues statement should not be seen as implying that the inquiry group (the Group) has identified any competition concerns—the Group has yet to reach any conclusions on this inquiry. The purpose of making the issues statement public is to inform all interested parties and give them an opportunity to raise any further points with the CC.
If the Group considers that the merger has resulted or may be expected to result in an SLC, it will consider whether and, if so, what remedies might be appropriate, taking into account any customer benefits that might arise from the acquisition, and will issue a notice of possible remedies, should this be required, at about the time it publishes its provisional findings.
The Commission is expected to report by 16 April 2010 and would like to hear comments on the issues statement from any interested parties, in writing, by 6 January 2010.
To submit evidence, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or write to:
Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 at
The Society of Genealogists has received news that an independent TV company is looking for participants for a new BBC family history TV show which will help trace missing friends and relatives.
Do you want to track down a missing relative, loved one or close friend but don’t have the resources?
Or perhaps your genealogical search has gone cold and you don’t know where to turn?
Help is at hand in the form of “trackers” who will be filmed as part of a new BBC primetime television programme.
The TV team, with expertise in genealogy and people finding, may be able to help you find your missing person or lost contact.
If you need their help then please contact RDF Television
Email: trackers@RDFTelevision.com or Tel: 0207 751 7304