Talk: Getting the Most from the Society of Genealogists' Online Catalogue. The Society Catalogue, SoGCAT, is the Society of Genealogists' online library catalogue. It lists the details of everything in the library at our premises in London. In this one-hour free talk, Else Churchill, the SoG Genealogist, provides lots of information on how to use SoGCAT.
If you're researching your family history, you've probably discovered websites offering lots of information. It's a good idea to know how to use these websites, especially the best ways to search their vast databases. Our tutor can show you, help you understand what is available online, and give advice on any other online issues you might have.
Paul Chamberlain describes the lives of some of the prisoners who settled in Britain after the Napoleonic Wars. He shows how to find the records on the Find My Past website.
Free talk: What's New at the Findmypast Website? on Wednesday, 10 January 2018. In this talk, Myko Clelland gives us an overview of the latest additions to the family history databases held on the Findmypast website. Myko also gives us some tips on the best ways to search the website.
Free talk: Discovering Discovery: Using The National Archives Website and Catalogue Wed, 24 Jan 2018 // Discovery is The National Archives’ online catalogue. It holds more than 32 million descriptions of records held by The National Archives and more than 2,500 archives across the country. Millions of records are available for download. Find out what you can find in the catalogue and how to get the best from the website.
John Hanson wants to help you use Google more effectively for your family history research. He explores some Google search features that you don't know about. And he also explains how to try and get the best from Google as a search engine.
Talk: 'Counting the people - census returns online' // At the SoG on Wednesday 15th October // Based on his experience working with census returns, Dave Annal gives us the essential techniques we need to search online databases. Dave also offers some vital clues to help us track down our more elusive ancestors.
Since Tony Buzan coined the term back in the 1970s, mind mapping has grown in popularity, mainly in education and business. Recently mind mapping has cropped up as a technique to help genealogists, thanks to the efforts of Ron Arons. In this workshop, Geoff Young explains how mind mapping works, takes a peek at the burgeoning market for mind mapping software tools, and looks at using mind mapping to help solve tricky genealogical problems.
Family Historian Software - a practical workshop for intermediate users at the SoG on Saturday 1st July. Join us for this hands-on, practical workshop that will help you to get the most from the UK’s leading genealogical software. All your questions are welcome! Please bring a laptop or device to get the most out of this practical workshop. A half-day course with John Hanson, FSG
Mike Bollinger covers: the 'Power Tool' features that repair, find duplicates, correct and clean up your family tree information; each of the work areas in full detail, giving helpful tips and tricks; plus time for questions and answers, to give you specific help with issues relating to Family Tree Maker.