London FamilySearch Centre microfilm collection transferring to Society of Genealogists

The London FamilySearch Centre microfilm collection, which is currently temporarily located at The National Archives, is transferring to the Society of Genealogists in Clerkenwell.

The collection of about  60,000 microfilms complement the SoG’s remarkable library of genealogical sources and both bring together, in one place, an unparalleled resource for family history researchers in the UK.

Having been carefully curated over many years, the FamilySearch Films include many thousands of copies of original church and local records from the United Kingdom and Ireland; probate records for England and Wales before and after 1858 and selected items for Caribbean research.


The transfer of the films will begin in the Summer and we will announce a confirmed date when the films will be available for consultation at the Society of Genealogists Library in due course.

Information about visiting and using the Society of Genealogists Library can be found on the SoG website


June Perrin, CEO of the Society says “ The Society of Genealogists is delighted to offer a home to such a remarkable collection and looks forward to welcoming family historians to our library in Clerkenwell"

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