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

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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 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 events@sog.org.uk

View our Terms & Conditions

Items in the category Online Talks.

DNA for Beginners - Part 1: Before Taking a DNA Test - Online Talk

£10.00: DNA for Beginners - Part 1: Before Taking a DNA Test - Online Talk

10:30 - 11:30 06/06/2020 20200606T1030Z 20200606T1130Z Book Now / Further Information
How to Become a Better Genealogist: Getting to Grips with the GRO Indexes - Online Talk

£10.00: How to Become a Better Genealogist: Getting to Grips with the GRO Indexes - Online Talk

16:00 - 17:00 06/06/2020 20200606T1600Z 20200606T1700Z Book Now / Further Information
DNA for Beginners Part 2: DNA Test Taken, Now What? - Online Talk

£10.00: DNA for Beginners Part 2: DNA Test Taken, Now What? - Online Talk

10:30 - 11:30 13/06/2020 20200613T1030Z 20200613T1130Z Book Now / Further Information
Further Probate Records in England and Wales - Online Talk

£10.00: Further Probate Records in England and Wales - Online Talk

16:00 - 17:00 13/06/2020 20200613T1600Z 20200613T1700Z Book Now / Further Information
Researching World War II Servicemen and Women - Online Talk

£10.00: Researching World War II Servicemen and Women - Online Talk

14:00 - 15:00 24/06/2020 20200624T1400Z 20200624T1500Z Book Now / Further Information
DNA for Beginners Part 3: Starting to use your DNA results in your Family History - Online Talk

£10.00: DNA for Beginners Part 3: Starting to use your DNA results in your Family History - Online Talk

10:30 - 11:30 27/06/2020 20200627T1030Z 20200627T1130Z Book Now / Further Information
Twentieth Century Perspectives - Sources & Techniques for Family Historians - Online Talk

£10.00: Twentieth Century Perspectives - Sources & Techniques for Family Historians - Online Talk

16:00 - 17:00 27/06/2020 20200627T1600Z 20200627T1700Z Book Now / Further Information
Finding Irish Probate Records - Online, in Record Offices and at the SoG Library

£10.00: Finding Irish Probate Records - Online, in Record Offices and at the SoG Library

16:00 - 17:00 04/07/2020 20200704T1600Z 20200704T1700Z Book Now / Further Information