Society of Genealogists | Apr 4, 2022, 12:09 PM

Our Genealogy Advice Line is back

Our telephone advice line is returning on 14 April and will be open every Thursday evening from 6–9 pm.

This service is open to all members and anyone wondering how we might help. Our wonderful volunteers will be at the end of the line ready to assist you and offer guidance on your research queries.

No question is too big or too small. If there is something you’re stuck on or would just like another opinion on, please pick up the phone and see if our volunteers can help.

Starting 14 April, available every Thursday 6-9 pm. Call (020) 7251 8799 and press option 5 (Advice line).

Please contact us for more information

Upcoming talks and courses

Were your Ancestors Gypsies?
11 June

Beverley Walker discusses the migration of Gypsies from India and describes their history in Britain. She gives us a look at their lifestyle, including tents, caravans, travel and language. She offers examples of typical names and occupations.

Beverley introduces us to sources you can use to research Romany and other Traveller families, including Fairground, Circus and Canal People. To illustrate the research we can do, she shows us examples of documents that she has found relating to her family, and other families, in various parts of Britain.


Migration within the UK
9 Jun

Our ancestors were a lot more migratory than we think. In this talk, Doreen Hopwood looks at how people and families moved both short and long distances across Britain. Doreen explores the factors that influenced their decisions to move.

She considers the effects that migration had on individuals, on their families, and on their communities, looking at their new places of settlement and at the areas they left behind. She also introduces sources that can help us to trace our migratory ancestors.

Walk: London Priories, Friaries, Nunneries & Hospitals
9 Jun 90-120 Minute Walk

Join Joe Studman for this onsite walk as he guides us through London's past, featuring several 13th century religious houses that were granted land on the perimeter of the City.

Joe’s walk follows the route of the City Wall. Along the way he tells us the stories of over a dozen of these institutions, covering the time before the Reformation and beyond.

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