Help Getting Started


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

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

Family history advice service

Distance Learning


Certificate of Family History Skills and Strategies (intermediate)

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WDYTYA? Handouts

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Hints & Tips


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


Stuck with your research?

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Events & Courses


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


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

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Census Detectives


Share Your Knowledge


The Society of Genealogists welcomes your research

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