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.
Many genealogists and family history researchers will be heading to Bristol for The Family History Show, South West in just a weeks' time!
The show takes place on Saturday 8th February at UWE Exhibition Centre, with two Large Lecture Theatres with Free Talks, Free Ask the Experts Area, Societies, Local Archives and Ministry of Defence stands, Free Goody Bag worth over £8 on entry, Free Parking and Free minibus from Station.
The world's largest Family History show is being staged at Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre this year from the 16th to the 18th April 2015, moving to the Midlands after many years exhibiting in London.
Tickets are on sale at: http://www.whodoyouthinkyouarelive.com/
The Oxfordshire Family History Society 2013 Open Day is this forthcoming Saturday, 5th October and is to be held at The Marlborough School just outside Woodstock.
The Open Day will feature an assortment of visiting Family History Societies, publishers, dealers in second hand books and postcards, and more.
Opening times are 10am to 4pm and there is ample car parking available. Admission to the Open Day is free, as is the on-site car park.
There's more information available at http://www.ofhs.org.uk/OpenDay.html
This forthcoming Saturday (27th July), sees the Buckinghamshire Family History Society Open Day in Aylesbury. The annual Open Day, will take place from 10am to 4pm at The Grange School, Wendover Way, Aylesbury HP21 7NH.
As always, this free event will have something for everyone - whether beginner or experienced researcher - and wherever your ancestors came from! A talk aimed at those new to family history will be given by Dave Foster at 11am and 2pm.
If you're in the area, it's well worth taking a look! There's more details at their website.
This forthcoming Saturday (4th May 2013), sees Gloucestershire Family History Society holding their Fair and Open Day. It's at Gloucester Rugby Club, Kingsholm Stadium, Kingsholm Road Gloucester GL1 3AX. Entrance is free and car parking is free. There's a selection of speakers including Dr Nick Barratt and Martin Davies from Gloucester Rugby Heritage and a number of exhibitors including the SoG Census Detectives, Hidden Heritage and S&N Genealogy . There's more details here. It should be an event well worth attending. Are you going?