Press Release written by the Society of Genealogists:
At last, the news that so many of you have been waiting for – we can finally announce our new home! We are delighted to inform you that we picked up the keys for Unit 2, 40 Wharf Road, London, N1 7GS this week and have started to plan its refurbishment as a wonderful library, archive and social venue for genealogists, local and family historians.
The venue is easily accessible from Euston, Kings Cross and Paddington, and we will keep you up to date with our progress. We estimate that the Society will reopen at the site in the Summer of 2023.
As many of you may be aware, The Society had sold its previous premises at Charterhouse Buildings several years ago and finally vacated the site in October 2021, having packed up its immense holdings into storage temporarily.
We have been operating out of temporary offices in the old Jones Brothers Department Store on Holloway Road, with a retrieval system and visits which can be booked on Wednesdays. We've also continued to welcome our valued volunteer team to the site on Fridays.
We very much look forward to welcoming everyone back to a new refreshed and revitalised Society in 2023. New premises are just one part of the ambitious transformation programme that we’ve been undertaking over the past eighteen months.
The Society also hopes to welcome partners in the genealogy community, academics, local, family and social historians through its doors. We are looking forward to holding another youth conference as well as a conference exploring African and Caribbean disaporas in September as part of the events marking Windrush 75. Our ambition is for this building to become a destination venue, where we shall hold exhibitions, conferences, courses and continue to promote genealogy and family history.
Dr Wanda Wyporska
Society of Genealogists