Help Getting Started

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The Society's Record Guides introduce the sources that will help you with your family history

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Advice

Need some help with your research? We offer help by phone, face-to-face or online.

Family history advice service

Distance Learning

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Certificate of Family History Skills and Strategies (intermediate)

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WDYTYA? Handouts

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Get handouts from SoG speakers at WDYTA?Live

Hints & Tips

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The Society of Genealogists hints and tips help you get the most out of your family history - explaining how to use and find records and resources.

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Professional Research

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Stuck with your research?

Engage a professional researcher

Events & Courses

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Our wide ranging programme of talks, courses, walks and visits is open to anyone interested in family history.

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Ask an Expert

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SoG Members can join our e-mail list for help and support from other Members

Learn more about the SoG Members' e-mail list

Census Detectives

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Get help and advice from the SoG Census Detectives at family history events

Share Your Knowledge

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The Society of Genealogists welcomes your research

Deposit your research with the SoG Library