The 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
We will talk about uses of family trees, standard layouts and conventions, what to include
and how to draw one up by hand. Software is mentioned as one means of generating trees
and pedigree charts but the emphasis will not be on specific programs.
£17.50 (£14 members) course must be pre-booked by telephone: 020 7553 3290 or online
Tutor: Louise Taylor teaches adult education courses in family history and gives lectures for the Society of Genealogists and family history societies.
Do you have a question? email the events department
Family History Skills Course for Beginners at the Society of Genealogists – 15 weeks starting 3 September
The Society’s successful evening family history skills course begins again with the first fifteen-week series of classes for those who are new to genealogy and family history or who have had a little experience and want to learn more. The team of lecturers will introduce the records and illustrate how they should best be used for the study of family history.
This course provides plenty of opportunity to use genealogical sources in practical sessions in the classroom and as exercises at home. The lectures cover sources in all the major repositories but emphasis is also placed on the extensive collections held in the Library of the Society of Genealogists that can be of help to the beginner. We will look at using birth, marriage and death records, census, parish registers, wills, the armed forces, how to lay out a pedigree and more.
Thursday evenings 6-8pm, 3 September-10 December. £180.00 (non-SoG members), £144.00 for SoG members. For more information or booking, contact the events co-ordinator, tel: 020 7553 3290, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also view a copy of the leaflet