Here at the Society of Genealogists, we’re dedicated to helping people find their ancestors and build their family trees. We find it a real pleasure to get them started on their search. As part of this, some of our workshops and talks are aimed specifically at those new to family history, like our upcoming course, Getting Started: Family History for Beginners on Saturday 23 June.
As I was reading the outline for this half-day course, I thought back to my own first steps in genealogy. Then I wondered how the staff and volunteers at the SoG had got started. Why did they begin? Did they find it really easy? Would a ‘getting started’ course have helped? So I launched a totally unscientific survey of some of our volunteers, members and staff...Read more