Family History Information – Society of Genealogists. England
Society of Genealogists, England.
If you are travelling to England then make sure you schedule at least a day or a week in london so you can visit the Library of the Society of Genealogists (SOG) . The library’s collection of records is mouthwatering . I would love to be locked in there for a long weekend so that I could fully appreciate the immense collection. And thoroughtly infiltrate all the indexes and books for mentions of my ancestors. Just to wet your appetite these are some of the holdings of the SOG.
The Great Card Index: Containing several million slips. It is not an index to anything in particular but contains a mass of genealogical data.
Bernau’s Index : A Microfilm of a card index of about 4,500,000 slips to unindexed material in the Chancery records.
Apprenticeship Index: from 1710-1774. Boyd’s Marriage Index: from 1538-1837. Monumental Inscriptions of over 5000 burial grounds.
Family Histories contained in 3000 volumes. Documents on 11000 surnames and over 300000 books on various genealogicals topics. The Society also holds copies of 6500 Parish Registers the largest collection in the country including an almost complete series of all that have been printed and hundreds in transcript and manuscript.
The Library is open from 10am to 6pm Tuesdays,Fridays and Saturdays, 10am to 8pm on Wednesdays,and Thursdays. It is closed on Mondays and Bank holidays the Library is closed for a week in February and a week in October for stocktaking.
The Society’s rooms are at 14 Charterhouse Buildings, Goswell Road, London EC1M 7BA.
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George T Saviel
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