Rebecca Gregory | Jun 24, 2021, 12:46 PM

Important update: we're moving!

As you will know by now, the Society is undergoing a once in a generation transformation. 

One of the major parts of this is moving to a new home. We have now officially given notice to our landlords here at Charterhouse Buildings and are very excited for our next chapter and a place which will better suit your needs and ours. I appreciate this has come earlier than expected but it is in the best interests of the charity to start the move now. 

We can’t yet reveal the details of our new home, but I can say we are focusing on staying in London and are in negotiations. It might seem premature to start packing already, but as I’ve written before, there is a lot to be sorted out. 

This will unfortunately mean we will have to close our doors for a few months. We will be taking the utmost care with all our library and archives to ensure they are kept safe during the move and conserved for future use.  During this time, we will be accelerating our digitisation work with our archive partners.

Thank you as ever for bearing with us and your continued support. 

All the steps we are taking are to protect the Society for the future and ensure we’re here for many more generations to come. And be assured - we will be back - stronger, fitter and healthier.

In the meantime, you will be invited to join our new membership system in early July and with the launch of our new website, be able to enjoy full access to SoG Data online and all member resources along with our growing list of online events and courses.  

Here is a list of the remaining days we will be able to open to members at Charterhouse Buildings. Please contact us if there is something specific that you need to access or if you’re unable to make these days, we will do our very best to help you. 

Our remaining days open are:

Tuesday 15 June 
Saturday 19 June 
Tuesday 22 June (last day of access to Upper Library) 
Tuesday 29 June  
Tuesday 6 July
Tuesday 13 July 
Saturday 17 July

Please don’t hesitate to get in contact if you have any questions and we’ll be in touch again in a few weeks to let you know more about our digital transformation.  

Notes and comments

Please contact Emma Jolly for more information about this article

Upcoming talks and courses

SoG Members Autumn Online Social Event
Upcoming Event

Join us to celebrate Michaelmas and the Feast Day of St. Jerome, patron saint of librarians and libraries, and archivists, and by extension - genealogists. 

The Postal Museum and Mail Rail: A Resource for Family History
Upcoming Event

Chris Taft, Head of Collections at The Postal Museum, introduces the Museum, based in London, and Mail Rail. He also explains how you can use the records held at the Museum to research your family history.

Getting the Best from the SoG Online Digital Collections
Upcoming Event

Learn how to get the best from the Society of Genealogists at a distance. We will look at the many online resources from the SoG collections and library catalogues, followed by a discussion.

Get Involved

Join today and become a member

As member you can make the most of our resources, access our experts and find a welcoming community of people interested in family history and genealogy.

We all have roots. Let’s find them together.

Keep up to date with news and events

Subscribe to our newsletter

Sign up today to receive regular updates including our monthly newsletter full of hints, tips and special offers. You can also choose to receive information on upcoming events, talks and lectures to help you discover your roots.

Thankyou! Please look out for an email from to validate your email address, after which you'll be added to our Newsletter subscription.