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Society of Genealogists – Press Release

Date: 00.01, Thursday 28 April, 2022
For immediate release


Count Down to CONFERENCE The Future of Genealogy Young Genealogists at the Helm Saturday 7 May 2022 8am - 8:15pm (BST)

The Society of Genealogists, in collaboration with The Family History Federation, is looking forward to hosting this exciting online Zoom event on the 7th of May.

The conference provides a platform for genealogists under 35 to come together, exchange ideas and support each other. This is an international event to connect young people from around the world and help shape the future of the genealogy community. Youth-led, sessions will include a facilitated safe space to discuss what young people want from the community and family history societies, with a range of presentations, panels and discussions.

This event will be led by our young genealogists but is open to all to attend. If you are a genealogy society officer or programme secretary or educator looking to engage young family historians then this is the conference to learn about their expectations and interests.

The conference programme includes ten diverse sessions from young genealogist influencers and historians who will look at sources, resources and the world of genealogy from their perspective. Talks will include (amongst others)  - The Effects of DNA Testing Results on Biological and Family Identities; Building a Bridge between Generations;  Using Family History to Comprehend the Roots of Climate Crisis: Reflections on Personal Experience.

Representatives from commercial organisations including Ancestry, Findmypast and My Heritage as well the UK’s Society of Genealogists and Family History Federation will form an industry panel from leading genealogy organisations and young family historians to discuss the issues, answer questions and hear the insights and concerns of young family historians. 

A PDF copy of the programme is attached and online here.

Cost is £1.50 which covers your registration fee. Everyone is welcome, come for all or part of the day.

Bookings can be made here: Conference: The Future of Genealogy – Young Genealogists at the Helm - Society of Genealogists (arlo.co)


Door prizes and prize draw donations for attendees include:

  • TWO free annual memberships from Society for One-Place Studies
  • One £20 voucher to be spent with Devon FHS (either on membership, attending an event or publications)
  • TWO FREE COURSES  (for any course, without assessment) from Pharos Tutors

Other offers and discounts available to attendees include:

  • 20% off your first year of Society of Genealogists’ membership
  • 60% discount from MyHeritage for first-time users

 

Notes to editors:
  • The Society of Genealogists is the largest and oldest genealogical society in the UK, providing an extensive education and learning programme for family historians. Our extensive and esteemed genealogical library is in store while we develop innovative new premises, however, many of our digital collections and items are available to search online at www.sog.org.uk.
  • For press enquiries, interviews and expert commentary contact SoG’s Genealogist, Else Churchill genealogy@sog.org.uk 07841 776226 or SoG’s Chief Executive, Dr Wanda Wyporska, ceo@sog.org.uk 07837 909418.
  • The Family History Federation was formed in 1974 to promote the study of family history and to encourage the membership of family history societies. It provides a voice to the public in matters affecting family history and genealogy and encourages mutual co-operation to aid family history research.

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