Society of Genealogists Free Library Tours & Advice for Members and Non-Members
The Society of Genealogist's blog has announced the upcoming dates for their next tours of the library at their premises in London will be 20 January, 3 February and 17 February.
The SoG Library is packed with many family history records, directories and databases and can be a great help for people searching for their ancestors. With more than 140,000 items spread over three floors it is a treasure trove for genealogists to explore.
While you can just go and explore yourself, asking the staff and volunteers for help when you need it, the SoG recommends that you take a Library Tour so that you are introduced to what they hold.
The visits are free to all, last approximately 1½ hours long, and they are on nearly every second Saturday at 11.15 am.
The Society is also offering free half-hour advice sessions on these Saturdays. You can book an appointment by contacting the library by email or telephone.
To see more take a look at their blog here:
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