Research Hub

Visit our Library and Archive

Easily accessible from a variety of tube stations and bus routes, our Research Hub is in the heart of the historic canal landscape of North London. Visit us to access our library, archival material, and computers with access to a wide range of genealogical sites.

We're also an established FamilySearch Affiliate Library and offer a fantastic, friendly space for exploring your family history in the company of fellow genealogists and our expert staff.

Plan Your Visit

Our Research Hub encompasses our library, archive, and computers with access to online subscription sites. We're open to all members and to non-members 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.

Book your visit now

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. We look forward to giving you a warm, friendly welcome and supporting you in your research.

Video Tours

See inside our Research Hub and Library with a Quick Welcome video with Natalie and Rebecca. Or dive in for an In-Depth Tour with Else Churchill.

How to find us

National Rail

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.

Research Hub

More Information

Opening Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10:30am - 4:00pm
Thursday: 10:30am - 4:00pm
Friday: 10:30am - 4:00pm
2nd & 4th Saturday of the month: 10:30am - 4:00pm

Our Address:
Society of Genealogists
40 Wharf Road
N1 7GS

Our Library and Collections

The SoG holds a wide range of 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.

Become a member

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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.

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