Society of Genealogist has launched its new events page
From the news:
This month, The Society of Genealogists have launched an interim database of their Memorial Card Collection, donated by Phillip Jones. You are now able to search the full Memorial Card Collection of 4,500 and 8,500 digital images. Mourners sent the cards after the loss of a loved one to distant family members, friends and neighbours announcing the death and giving details of the funeral. Cards like these can be used to build a family tree.
For more information see: https://www.sog.org.uk/our-collections/featured/memorial-cards
To celebrate Women's History Month the Society of Genealogists (SoG) is holding a talk on Saturday 12 March, 10.30AM
Mummy, what did you do in the Great War? My Ancestor was a Woman at War
Join Emma Jolly at the SoG to find out more about the jobs women did in the First World War. In this talk, Emma explores the range of women’s roles and where to look for the surviving records (including online sources), which family historians can use to explore the lives of their ancestors and others.
Emma covers women who worked:
As Emma intends to open the talk up for discussion, please bring your own stories along.
A one-hour talk with Emma Jolly, cost £10.00/£6.50 SoG members.
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.
Don't miss their Early Bird Offer, Two Tickets for £8, saving £4 on the door price, which you can claim here.
Not in the South West? Don't worry, they are also coming to York in June and London in September.
The Society of Genealogists (SoG) has announced a one-hour lecture for those of us that have ancestors who were civil servants. If you are in the London area and want to know how to trace the likes of Excise Officers, Customs Officers and Postmen or central government officials then this event could be of use to you. The SoG say in thier publicity that sometimes you can find details of your public servants' families as well.
In this talk, Alan Ruston will be describing:
- The nature of the records;
- The unique and original staff records held at the Society of Genealogists on Customs and Excise staff for the 19th and 20th centuries.
This one-hour talk is on Wednesday, 10 October (2pm) with Alan Ruston.
Cost £8.00/£6.40 SoG members. Places should be pre-booked, through the SoG website or by telephone: 020 7553 3290 (Tue-Thu & Sat).
If you're keen to combine your research with an energetic walk, the Society of Genealogists has organised a walk around Finchley to visit an ancient road which links two ancient villages. The walk will take in lands once owned by the Knights Templar and a former manor house which is haunted by a suspected lover of Anne Boleyn. The walk also takes in two famous murders and two uncrowned kings connected to the area.
The walk is on Saturday, 17 May from 11:00-12:30, with Paul Baker. The cost is £10.00/£8.00 SoG members. You must pre-book to attend and more details can be found on the Society of Genealogists website.