Welcome to the Society of Genealogists

Members Area

Welcome to our community. We hope your membership opens up many avenues on your path of discovery, and please let us know if we can do anything further to support your research.

Here in your members area, you can access all your membership benefits and resources. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the team.

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Members Forum

Get involved in our new forum to chat online with other members and our expert community. You'll be able to find people with similar interests to you and get the support that you need to reach the next level in your research.

Search our Digital Collections

We have over 11 million records in our online collections, which are available to our members, and thousands of books and other media from the library listed in the library catalogue.

Book your Visit

Our Research Hub in North London encompasses our library, archive, and computers with access to online subscription sites.

Discover our Collections with our team
Video collections

Enjoy a variety of recorded talks that explore how to get the most out of our collections and resources, hosted by our Genealogist, Else Churchill, and the SoG Team.

Bonus Talks
Video Collections

Watch a range of bonus talks that were created for you to enjoy as part of your membership by the SoG team or our partners.

Paleography Club
Video Collections

Catch up with our Paleography Club with a recording of the latest session.

Members Discount Codes

In our online shop, enter code sogshop1911 at checkout.

For our digital copy service, enter SogDC$ at checkout.

Genealogists' Magazine
Quarterly Magazine

View the most recent edition of our Quarterly Magazine and access previous editions via our Digital Collections.

How to Videos and Guides

New Member Website Demo

This is a recording from our New Member Welcome Session. If you're unable to attend one in person, it's the perfect way to get started.

How to book SoG events

This recorded talk explains how to navigate your way around our new events booking page and how to book your course, talks, and walks!

How to use our Digital Collections

In this recorded talk, we look at our many online resources and library catalogues and explain how to use them.

How to search our Library catalogue

A guide to help you search our Library catalogue including FAQs.

How to use our Digital Copy Service

This is a guide to ordering document copies from our online shop.

To go directly to the order page: Click here.

How to complete a Birth Brief

Guidelines for adding your birth brief to our collection.

Gold Members Area

On-demand Video Library
Gold Members

Watch past talks and events from our expert speakers in the Gold-exclusive, and rapidly growing, video library.

Downloadable ebooks (SoG Publications)

Download and read over 30 eBook versions of SoG publications, including many from the popular 'My Ancestor Was…' series.

Book Expert Talks
Gold Members

Follow this link to book the expert-led talks which are included as part of your Gold membership.

Gold Exclusive Forums

Ask an Expert
Gold members

Consider this your “Dear Agony Aunt” space, where you can post your own unique questions, and learn from the answers given to other people’s questions.

Armed Forces Advice Hour
Gold members

Share your military family history stories and find out more from our military expert, Graham Bandy, who will answer and discuss your questions.

Professional Corner
Gold members

A private forum exclusive to Gold members is the perfect place for professionals to discuss everything from reporting writing, to designing a talk, to end of year accounts! Use this section of the forum to discuss the questions, ideas and insights these Talks have raised for you.

Keep up to date with news and events

Subscribe to The Genealogy Gazette

Sign up today to receive regular updates including The Genealogy Gazette, a monthly newsletter packed with family history news from around the community, hints, tips, and more. Receive information on upcoming events, talks and lectures, and special offers!

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