Spend a whole week on your family history with the Society of Genealogists. The Society is hosting a five-day genealogy programme in its Library in London. Attend workshops and talks that focus on finding your London ancestors and understanding how they lived. Then, as part of the programme, explore the books, documents and records in our Library and Catalogue and have personal consultations with our Help and Advice Team looking at your family tree. Fourteen workshops and talks, help using our Library and lunch included in the cost.
London has been a major world city for centuries. Your ancestors may have come to London to do business, to learn or follow a trade, to sell goods, to work in service or as a labourer working on new buildings or the new roads and railways. Immigrants to Britain often started their new lives in London. Even if your family comes from somewhere else in England, Scotland, Wales or Ireland, it’s highly possible that some members lived in London at some time. Picking up the threads of your ancestors’ lives and joining them up with the rest of the family can be challenging.Read more