The Society of Genealogists at the Who Do You Think You Are? show 2015

The Society of Genealogists' Family History Show remains at the heart of the world's largest genealogy event along with the Society's Ask the Experts Area and the SoG programme of talks.

The Society of Genealogists will run our extensive programme of workshops by leading genealogists over the three days of the show. You can choose from a vast number of subjects, for instance: different research techniques, how to record your findings and using parish registers. There is something of interest for everyone. The full timetable of talks for each day can be found on the Who Do You Think You Are? Live website.
Tickets for the talks are free to collect on the day from the Workshop ticket desk. . Alternatively you can guarantee a seat by buying your ticket in advance at a cost of £2 when you book your ticket for the show through the Who Do You Think You Are? Live  Website
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Caught in Court - A One-hour Lecture on 1 April

The records of the English legal system, both civil and criminal, provide a wealth of information from both sides of the law. Most of our ancestors would have had some involvement with the courts during their lifetime. This talk examines the content of court and legal records in which our ancestors may appear.

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Family History for Beginners - Two Half-day Courses on 11 and 25 April

Starting out on family history research?  The Society of Genealogists will offer two courses for beginners in April.

Family History for Beginners: Births, Marriages and Deaths and Census Records. You will learn about fundamental first steps and essential building blocks of genealogy; how and why to trace certificates of birth, marriage and death (civil registration) and how to find your ancestors in census records.  (Please note a part 2 of this course will be held on 25 April, which will include finding birth, marriage & burial records in parish registers).
A half-day course on Saturday, 11 April  (14:00-17:00 with tea break) with Louise Taylor.  Cost £20.00/£16.00 SoG members

Places must be pre-booked (courses can be booked indiviually or together, non-members welcome) through our website or by telephone: 020 7553 3290. Do you have a question? email the events department. Notes courses will repeat on 19 September and 10 October.

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