"Our Library is the foremost in the British Isles with a large collection of family histories, civil registration and census material, and the widest collection of County Sources in the country (over 9,000). They are arranged with local histories, poll books and directories, other topographical material, and the publications of county records and archaeological societies. Sections relate to the professions, schools and universities, the services, religious denominations, the peerage and heraldry, and to British citizens living abroad, in the Commonwealth and USA. Boyd's Marriage Index covers some 2,600 parish registers with nearly seven million names: a general Card Index contains some three million references: there are about 6,000 rolls of microfilm (including Scottish civil registration indexes) and the International Genealogical index on both CD-ROM (FamilySearch with over 200 million names) and fiche."
Society of Genealogists - Calendar of Events in June
Tickets are still available for the June events listed below.
You can find
more information about these by visiting: http://www.sog.org.uk
where you can also book online through the secure website.
To book by telephone, please contact the Events Co-ordinator at 020 7553
3290 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lori Weinstein, Events Co-ordinator
Saturday 2 June 10:30am-1pm Scanning Documents and Photos
A half-day course with Jeanne Bunting. (15/12 GBP)
Saturday 2 June 2pm-4:30pm Researching Welsh Ancestry
Covering civil registration, census, parish registers, Nonconformity, tithe
maps, wills, patronymic naming, records of the Great Sessions and published
A half-day course with Mari Alderman and Norma Ashworth. (15/12 GBP)
Wednesday 6 June 2pm-3pm Medal Detecting: Your Ancestors Military Medals.
Includes a brief history of medals since 1793, places to research medal rolls,
identifying medals and ribbons and other prime and secondary sources for
researching medals. Ken will discuss some of the different medals for the
three services, websites for medals and medal tracker for trying to locate
an ancestors medal(s). A lecture by Ken Divall. (5/4 GBP)
Saturday 9 June 10:30am-5pm Researching London Ancestors
Includes an introduction to London research inc. addressing special problems,
finding and using parish registers, a look at life for the London poor in
the 18-19th centuries, and locating burial records within London cemeteries.
A full-day course with Michael Gandy, Geoff Swinfield, Helen Osborn and
John Hanson. (25/20 GBP) Spaces Limited
Monday 11 June 1:30pm-4pm Using Pay-per-View Websites
A half-day workshop. (15/12 GBP)
Wednesday 13 June 2pm-3pm Have you and Skeletons in the Family Cupboard
Based on the lecturer's own experiences in researching his family. Includes
skeletons, murder, illegitimacy, bigamy and deaths under unusual
A lecture by Richard Ratcliffe. (5/4 GBP)
Thursday 14 June 2pm-3pm Sun Insurance Records. A Place in the Sun Project
Using fire insurance records as a source of information on London
householders in the early 19th century. It is primarily for family
historians with Tudor ancestors, but also relevant to those with an
interest in the social or business history of this period.
A lecture with Brenda Griffith-Williams. (5/4 GBP)
Wednesday 20 June 2pm-3pm Surnames in Genealogy
Reviews recent development in surname studies, including online databases
and DNA projects.
A lecture with Chris Pomeroy. (5/4 GBP)
Saturday 23 June 10:30am-5pm Introduction to Genealogy Software
An overview of the leading software packages on the market today. This is
suitable for those purchasing their first genealogy program or those
thinking about switching to another software package.
A full-day course with Alec Tritton and John Hanson. (25/20 GBP)
Monday 25 June 2pm-4pm Scared of the Mouse
Mastering the Computer, a beginner's tutorial by Neville Taylor. (10/8 GBP)
See 26 March for more information.
Wednesday 27 June 2pm-3pm Heraldry for Beginners
A lecture with Geoff Swinfield. (5/4 GBP)
Thursday 28 June 2pm-3pm Overlooked Resources. Church Warden and Vestry
Church warden records often commence before parish registers in the 16th
century and contain vital information about local people, their occupations
and social status. The 19th century vestry records are a mine of social and
local history. This illustrated talk will include case studies.
A lecture with Liz Carter. (5/4 GBP)
Saturday 30 June 10:30am-5pm Preserving and Conserving Documents for Family
This popular course covers conserving family history documents on paper
followed by the history of photography and current
preservation/conservation techniques. The photography presentation is
accompanied by an exhibition of a variety of photographic processes and
examples of preserved/conserved material.
A full-day course with Liz Yamada of the London Metropolitan Archives