Events & Courses

Please note that our premises is now closed due to the coronoavirus (Covid-19). Onsite events will not take place until we reopen.

In the meantime have a look at our online talks which can be found at the bottom of our Categories" list on the right-hand side of this page.

Updates about our premises reopening can be found on our website here


Courses and Talks, Visits and Walks

We offer an extensive programme of events: guided walks, visits to places with historical value, talks and workshops delivered by family history experts, and special events aimed at updating and enhancing your skills and knowledge. All our events are open to anyone interested in family history, you do not need to be a member of our society to attend our events.

Are you interested in a specific topic? Browse the topics in the Categories list on the right. Or search by keyword in the Search box. 

Want to know about events in a specific month? Use the Calendar to explore what’s happening each month.

Prefer to see what’s happening for the whole year? Download our entire Events Programme for 2020 as a  pdf document  

To book an event: Select the Book Now button next to the event description and move through the purchase process. For us to hold a place for you, all events must be booked and paid for in advance. If you are attending a free event, we still need you to book your place.

SoG Members, remember to log in first! As a Member, you receive 20% discount on listed prices but you need to log in to the website before you make your booking. It’s easy to become a Member. To find out how, just visit our Membership page. However, non-members are welcome to attend events at the full price. 

Finding us: Our onsite talks and courses take place at our Library in London. Our lecture room is on the ground floor and is wheelchair accessible. There is a hearing loop in the room. To view a map showing our location, visit our Getting Here page. For other locations, such as walks, visits or other events, you’ll be sent further details upon booking.

Have a question or want to talk to us first? You can phone the Events Department on 020 7553 3290 (Tuesdays-Thursdays) or email us at

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Items in the category Careers in Genealogy.