Events & Courses

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 2019 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

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Items in the category Regional - UK.

Tracing Your Northern Ancestors: The North East & Cumbria for Family Historians

£20.00: Tracing Your Northern Ancestors: The North East & Cumbria for Family Historians

10:30 - 13:00 02/02/2019 20190202T1030Z 20190202T1300Z Book Now / Further Information
Living & Working in Early Modern Berkshire: Using Probate Inventories & Hearth Tax Records

£20.00: Living & Working in Early Modern Berkshire: Using Probate Inventories & Hearth Tax Records

14:00 - 17:00 23/02/2019 20190223T1400Z 20190223T1700Z Book Now / Further Information
Almshouses - History & Architecture and the Birth of Social Housing (using Hull as a case study)

£20.00: Almshouses - History & Architecture and the Birth of Social Housing (using Hull as a case study)

14:00 - 17:00 30/03/2019 20190330T1400Z 20190330T1700Z Book Now / Further Information
Fleshing Out the Bones of our Ancestors Using Local History Sources

£20.00: Fleshing Out the Bones of our Ancestors Using Local History Sources

14:00 - 17:00 25/05/2019 20190525T1400Z 20190525T1700Z Book Now / Further Information
My Ancestor came from Dorset: Those that stayed & those that went

£20.00: My Ancestor came from Dorset: Those that stayed & those that went

10:30 - 13:00 10/08/2019 20190810T1030Z 20190810T1300Z Book Now / Further Information
My Ancestor came from Devon: Those that stayed & those that went

£20.00: My Ancestor came from Devon: Those that stayed & those that went

14:00 - 17:00 10/08/2019 20190810T1400Z 20190810T1700Z Book Now / Further Information