Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 at
Once 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.
Thursday, March 28th, 2013 at
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.
Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 at
Spend a week on your family history with the Society of Genealogists. The SoG is hosting a follow-up to its very successful five day extensive genealogy programme in its Library in London. Attendees on this course are expected to have either attended the first Getaway held last September or to have a a good and practical knowledge of genealogical research using online databases, indexes and finding aids back into the early 1800s. This intensive course will concentrate on researching before 1837 and focuses on using techniques and resources, at the SoG and elsewhere, to tackle genealogical conundrums and take your family history further. However, there will be plenty of opportunity to concentrate on your own research as use of the Society’s extensive genealogical library is included in the course and there will be opportunities for personal consultations with the tutors and members of the SoG’s expert help and advice team.
Every day from 10:30-17:00, 8-12 April. Cost £198.00/£165.00 SoG members, includes lunch. 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. For a full programme, email the events department.
Saturday, December 8th, 2012 at
The 2013 events programme including lectures, courses, visits, walks & talks is now online. Events are now searchable by date, type of event and also by topic.
To view the programme and book an event, SoG members should first log into the MySoG area of the website in order to enter the online shop and make bookings. Non-members are also welcome to attend events, and the programme can be viewed by visiting our online shop. Please remember that online bookings help reduce the society’s administration costs and will save you a postage charge. You may also pay by cheque, payable to the “Society of Genealogists” (please remember to add .60 for postage or enclose a SASE) or by telephone: 020 7553 3290.
Do you have a question? email the events department
Wednesday, September 26th, 2012 at
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