The renovations of our new home are now complete, and we're excited to announce an exclusive Member-Only opening from Wednesday 13th December 2023 to Friday 22nd December. Not a member yet? Join here now Alternatively, we'll be open to the public from Wednesday 3rd January 2024.
Our Research Hub encompasses our library, archive, and computers with access to online subscription sites. Not all our collections are kept onsite. We therefore ask that you please order the items you wish to view ahead of your visit. Information on how to do this is provided below.
We look forward to giving you a warm, friendly welcome and supporting you in your research.
Our Research Hub is open to all members and to non-members (from 3rd Jan 2024) for £20 for a day pass. You are welcome to visit at any time during our opening hours; however, not all of our collections are kept on-site, so to guarantee access to the material you need or to reserve a computer, please book in advance.
All collection items need to be ordered at least one week prior to your visit. For instructions on how to order and the ordering form, please use the link below.
To get the most out of your visit, please read through our visitor checklist.
If you have any questions or would like to speak to someone before you visit us, please don't hesitate to drop us an email or give us a call.
Our nearest national rail station is King’s Cross St. Pancras. From here, you can either get on the Northern Line, southbound to Angel, or take the 205/214 bus to Windsor Terrace.
Angel and Old Street stations are both a 10-15 minute walk from our premises. Alternatively, you can get the 214/205/394/43 bus from Angel or the 205/214/43 bus from Old Street. Get off at Windsor Terrace.
Our nearest bus stop is Windsor Terrace for the 43/205/214/394. It is then a 5-minute walk to the premises.
The SoG holds a wide range books, documents and other archival material, from Apprenticeship records to Wills and more. Whether you are researching your genealogy, the homes of your ancestors or undertaking a historical study, it's worth investigating our collections. For more information, including detailed research guides on our holdings, please see our library page.
As a 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.