Else Churchill
Genealogist
Society of Genealogists
www.sog.org.uk
14 Charterhouse Buildings
Goswell Road
London EC1M 7BA
T...
Society of Genealogists
14 Charterhouse Buildings,
Goswell Road, London EC1M 7BA
www.sog.org.uk
Founded in 1911
“the world...
SoG at a Distance
• SoG Website
• SoG Library
Catalogue
• SoG Data Online
• Help and Advice
• Copy/Search
service
Website Home Page
support@sog.org.uk
Anyone can login and create an
account with SoG on our new
website to purchase books from
our shop or to book a course or
...
SoG News
SoG Blog with news
about the SoG & the
genealogical
community is
incorporated into the
SoG website
•
@ SoGGenealo...
Learn
• Help Getting
Started – Record
Source Guides
• Hints and Tips
• Events & Courses
• Distance Learning
• Advice
• Ask...
Hints & Tips
Library Pages
• Using the Library
• Library Catalogue
• SoG Data Online
Why use the SoG Library?
• Where did they live?
• What did they do?
• What’s been done
before?
Middle Library –
main help ...
Free On – Site Library Access
to Some Genealogy Websites
Various Ways to Search Records
Library Catalogue
SoG online data (for mem
Website surname indexes
manuscripts
Library Catalogue
Register copies, transcripts & indexes
• All published marriage,
baptism and burial
transcripts & indexes
• Boyd’s Marriag...
Check the original
What did my ancestors do?
Upper Library
• Armed forces
• Professions & trades
• Apprenticeships
• Education
• Religions
• ...
Will indexes at SoG
• 1858-1930 Indexes on Film
• IR 27 Estate Duty Indexes 1796-1858
• All published indexes pre 1858
• B...
Bank of England Will Abstract
for Lawrence Spencer 1720.
The BoE Will Abstracts
record bequests of stock or
shares. Lawren...
SoG Significant Holdings
Irish Will Indexes
• Prerogative Court of Armagh 1538-1810
(IR/G 93 & 150)
• Reports of the Deput...
Irish Will Abstracts and Copies
• Sir William Betham’s Abstracts of PCA wills 1530-1808, admons 1595-1810,
letters of tute...
Welply’s Irish Wills and Pleadings
“20 Volumes from pencil and other abstracts given by W H Welply Esq and others
typewrit...
Marriage Licences @ SoG
Vicar General & Faculty Office on
Findmypast & SoG Data Online
All published indexes
e.g published...
SoG Significant Holdings –
Irish Marriage Licences
• Prerogative Court of Armagh – Betham’s
Abstracts 1629-1810 (MF 324-5)...
Carey’s Irish Lists
Some Irish Lists vols 1-7 with a cumulative index in vol 8.
Compiled and donated by Captain G S Carey ...
Irish Lists –
Directories & Poll Books
• Wilson Dublin Directories from 1761
• Holden’s Triennial Directory from 1805
• Li...
• Published and Unpublished Family Histories
• Research Notes - surname
• 350 Special Collections – subject or theme
• Car...
Tell the Story
SoG Library Catalogue on
website sog.org.uk
Published FHs found through
SoGCAT
Published bibliographies
G W Marshall
The Genealogist’s Guide
(To 1903)
J B Whitmore
A Genealogical Guide
(1903-1953)
G Ba...
SoG Members’Birth Briefs index on
www.sog.org.uk (28,000 surnames)
Birth Briefs received 2007-2012
Document Collection
surnames listed on website
www.sog.org.uk
7000 Roll Pedigrees
surnames listed www.sog.org.uk
What is NOT Online?
350 Special Collections in 1300 boxes
Names listed in
Special Collections Card Index
One Name Collections – e.g.DOO
SoG Card Indexes on film
• Great Card Index
3m miscellany of information in name order
• Bernau Index
3m legal entries fro...
Single Surname Card Indexes
ANSELL, BETHELL
BLO(O)MFIELD, COTTERELL,
DIBDEN, DREW, DUNKLEY,
ELLIOT, FAWCETT, GALE,
GIRTON,...
Digitising Card Indexes
• One-Name Study
Indexes
• Stand Alone Indexes
• Unfilmed cards
Search/Copy Service
www.findmypast.com
SoG Data on www.sog.org.uk
• Selected datasets of Findmypast
• All SoG digitised material on SoG Data O...
SoG Data Online
“A snapshot of the SoG Library”
Non-members search results/ £ = gentle reminder to pay up and join!
Purple box search results lists the datasets with info...
Log into site using the email you registered with us and the password you got when you
validated your membership number on...
Once logged in the £ sign has disappeared and you can view results or browse
Browse Records – open up folder of datasets to see contents
& search individual items
Boyd’s family units
Boyd’s inhabitants of London
60,000 family group sheets
fully indexed by names
Bisham, Berks aka Bustleham PRs
(SoG ref BK/R6)
PDF
POLL BOOKS PROJECT
Surnames
digitised card indexes, gedcomfiles and PDFs of books
Bank of England Will Abstracts 1717-1845
Index to Wills in SoG MS
Document & Special Collections
On-going work as our volunteers work their way through the collect...
Standing on the Shoulders of Giants since 1911
Genealogy in the Sun Else Churchill Getting the Most from the Society of Genealogists at Home and in the Library
Genealogy in the Sun Else Churchill Getting the Most from the Society of Genealogists at Home and in the Library
Genealogy in the Sun Else Churchill Getting the Most from the Society of Genealogists at Home and in the Library
Genealogy in the Sun Else Churchill Getting the Most from the Society of Genealogists at Home and in the Library
Genealogy in the Sun Else Churchill Getting the Most from the Society of Genealogists at Home and in the Library
Genealogy in the Sun Else Churchill Getting the Most from the Society of Genealogists at Home and in the Library
Genealogy in the Sun Else Churchill Getting the Most from the Society of Genealogists at Home and in the Library
Genealogy in the Sun Else Churchill Getting the Most from the Society of Genealogists at Home and in the Library
Genealogy in the Sun Else Churchill Getting the Most from the Society of Genealogists at Home and in the Library
Genealogy in the Sun Else Churchill Getting the Most from the Society of Genealogists at Home and in the Library
Genealogy in the Sun Else Churchill Getting the Most from the Society of Genealogists at Home and in the Library
Genealogy in the Sun Else Churchill Getting the Most from the Society of Genealogists at Home and in the Library
Genealogy in the Sun Else Churchill Getting the Most from the Society of Genealogists at Home and in the Library
Genealogy in the Sun Else Churchill Getting the Most from the Society of Genealogists at Home and in the Library
Genealogy in the Sun Else Churchill Getting the Most from the Society of Genealogists at Home and in the Library
Genealogy in the Sun Else Churchill Getting the Most from the Society of Genealogists at Home and in the Library
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  1. 1. Else Churchill Genealogist Society of Genealogists www.sog.org.uk 14 Charterhouse Buildings Goswell Road London EC1M 7BA The Society of Genealogists at a distance Getting the best from the SoG from home and in the library
  2. 2. Society of Genealogists 14 Charterhouse Buildings, Goswell Road, London EC1M 7BA www.sog.org.uk Founded in 1911 “the world’s best genealogical library outside the US” The Independent, 23 Feb 2011
  3. 3. SoG at a Distance • SoG Website • SoG Library Catalogue • SoG Data Online • Help and Advice • Copy/Search service
  4. 4. Website Home Page
  5. 5. support@sog.org.uk
  6. 6. Anyone can login and create an account with SoG on our new website to purchase books from our shop or to book a course or event. You can even do some basic FREE searches on SoG Data Online. The Library Catalogue and website surname indexes are FREE to search and you don’t need to create an account. However you need to join and become a member to register with the site to view full entries and images on SoG Data Online, receive the Genealogists’ Magazine and obtain discount on publications, courses and the search copy service.
  7. 7. SoG News SoG Blog with news about the SoG & the genealogical community is incorporated into the SoG website • @ SoGGenealogist  SoG Face Book Page
  8. 8. Learn • Help Getting Started – Record Source Guides • Hints and Tips • Events & Courses • Distance Learning • Advice • Ask an SoG Expert • Professional Help
  9. 9. Hints & Tips
  10. 10. Library Pages • Using the Library • Library Catalogue • SoG Data Online
  11. 11. Why use the SoG Library? • Where did they live? • What did they do? • What’s been done before? Middle Library – main help and enquiry desk
  12. 12. Free On – Site Library Access to Some Genealogy Websites
  13. 13. Various Ways to Search Records Library Catalogue SoG online data (for mem Website surname indexes manuscripts
  14. 14. Library Catalogue
  15. 15. Register copies, transcripts & indexes • All published marriage, baptism and burial transcripts & indexes • Boyd’s Marriage Indexes online on My SoG & FMP • Books in Middle Library – “maroon cloth”, shelf mark -/R • Copies of originals on fiche and film in Lower Library • Access to indexes & images online
  16. 16. Check the original
  17. 17. What did my ancestors do? Upper Library • Armed forces • Professions & trades • Apprenticeships • Education • Religions • Migration • Wills & marriage licences
  18. 18. Will indexes at SoG • 1858-1930 Indexes on Film • IR 27 Estate Duty Indexes 1796-1858 • All published indexes pre 1858 • British Record Society Volumes (BRS) • MS calendars on film • Free access to PCC on TNA’s Documents online • Access to National Wills index on British Origins • Abstracts & transcripts – e.g Bank of England Wills 1717-1845, Irish collections • Abstracts & Copies in some Special & Document Collections indexed on SoG members area website
  19. 19. Bank of England Will Abstract for Lawrence Spencer 1720. The BoE Will Abstracts record bequests of stock or shares. Lawrence Spencer senior was clerk of works to the building of St Paul’s Cathedral by Sir Christopher Wren. He inherited the Lottery annuity stock mentioned in the abstract after administering the estate of his son Lawrence junior. BoE wills index and images are on findmypast and SoG data online
  20. 20. SoG Significant Holdings Irish Will Indexes • Prerogative Court of Armagh 1538-1810 (IR/G 93 & 150) • Reports of the Deputy Keepers 55-57 (IR/K) • Consistory Courts Ardagh –Waterford & Lismore (Phillimore indexes, RDKs, Irish Genealogist etc)
  21. 21. Irish Will Abstracts and Copies • Sir William Betham’s Abstracts of PCA wills 1530-1808, admons 1595-1810, letters of tutelege 1595-1754 from PRO Dublin (MF 309-324) • Welply Collection Irish Wills and Pleadings 1568-1859 (IR/G 96-113 & 116) • Rossbottom Collection Abstracts 4000 wills (NOW ONLINE) • Registry of Deeds Abstracts vols1-3 1708-1832 (IR/G 90-1,131) • Friends Meeting House Dublin etc (IR/G 76 & 75) • PCC Irish wills and admons pre 1660 (IR/G 94) • NA 2,690 probate records received 1922-30 (DRK 55-57) (IR/K) • Genealogy Office 7,500 wills in various collections (Analecta Hibernica 17) • Carrigan MS (Diocese of Ossary) 1546-1863 (Irish Genealogist vol 4 no 3) • Swanzy MS (PCA & Clogher & Kilmore 1681-1846 (IR/G 143) • Various Collections e.g.W Clare’s Calendar of Wills… escaped destruction (IR/G 92)
  22. 22. Welply’s Irish Wills and Pleadings “20 Volumes from pencil and other abstracts given by W H Welply Esq and others typewritten for us [SoG] by the Public Record Office, Northern Ireland, Mary Street, Belfast, 1933” Contains abstracts from Proragative Court of Armargh and other courts’ wills, Chancery & Exchequer cases, Guardianships, Deeds , Marriage Settlements etc
  23. 23. Marriage Licences @ SoG Vicar General & Faculty Office on Findmypast & SoG Data Online All published indexes e.g published & unpublished indexes to Diocese of Exeter Licences 1523-1762 London licences (Great Card Index) 1700-1780 Crisps abstracts & original London licences
  24. 24. SoG Significant Holdings – Irish Marriage Licences • Prerogative Court of Armagh – Betham’s Abstracts 1629-1810 (MF 324-5) • Consistory Courts – Clonfert, Cloyne, Cork & Ross, Ferns,Killaloe, Limerick, Ossery, Raphoe – Dublin 1536-1858 Reports of Deputy Keepers 26&30 (IR/G 72,219 & IR/K ) – Dublin 1638-1824 Betham’s Abstracts 1638-1824 (MF 326-331)
  25. 25. Carey’s Irish Lists Some Irish Lists vols 1-7 with a cumulative index in vol 8. Compiled and donated by Captain G S Carey 1943-1949, IR/G 123-130. • Extracts from PRs, Directories & Newspapers • Obituaries • Proprietors of Sedane (sic) Chairs • Office Holders – High Sherifs, JPs, Mayors, Coroners, Churchwardens See Carey’s Irish Lists by Else Churchill, Genealogists Magazine, vol 27 no 3 page 125 Sept 2001
  26. 26. Irish Lists – Directories & Poll Books • Wilson Dublin Directories from 1761 • Holden’s Triennial Directory from 1805 • Limerick from 1769 • Dunleer, Louth Poll Book from 1715 • Freemen Lists 18th Century
  27. 27. • Published and Unpublished Family Histories • Research Notes - surname • 350 Special Collections – subject or theme • Card Indexes • Microforms • Computer databases • Various locations and media throughout the SoG Library and some on website What research has been done before? Family Histories, Document & Special Collections
  28. 28. Tell the Story
  29. 29. SoG Library Catalogue on website sog.org.uk
  30. 30. Published FHs found through SoGCAT
  31. 31. Published bibliographies G W Marshall The Genealogist’s Guide (To 1903) J B Whitmore A Genealogical Guide (1903-1953) G Barrow The Genealogist’s Guide (1953-1977) available through 2nd hand and facsimile CDs – Archive CD Books etc
  32. 32. SoG Members’Birth Briefs index on www.sog.org.uk (28,000 surnames)
  33. 33. Birth Briefs received 2007-2012
  34. 34. Document Collection surnames listed on website www.sog.org.uk
  35. 35. 7000 Roll Pedigrees surnames listed www.sog.org.uk
  36. 36. What is NOT Online? 350 Special Collections in 1300 boxes
  37. 37. Names listed in Special Collections Card Index
  38. 38. One Name Collections – e.g.DOO
  39. 39. SoG Card Indexes on film • Great Card Index 3m miscellany of information in name order • Bernau Index 3m legal entries from Chancery and other courts etc . pre 1750 • Fawcett Index Clergy and Northern Family interests • Dwelley Index West country families • Glencross Index West country families • India Index Miscellany on British in India Filmed by GSU and available through FH catalogue
  40. 40. Single Surname Card Indexes ANSELL, BETHELL BLO(O)MFIELD, COTTERELL, DIBDEN, DREW, DUNKLEY, ELLIOT, FAWCETT, GALE, GIRTON, GRAHAM, HAILEY, HALE, JONES, KEMBALL, KEMP, LANGTON, MANFIELD, MARKWELL, MASTERSON, MEACOCK, MILBOURNE, PITMAN, SAINSBURY, SCATCHARD, TAPLEY, TURNER, WALL, WILLIS, WODEHOUSE, YOUNGER
  41. 41. Digitising Card Indexes • One-Name Study Indexes • Stand Alone Indexes • Unfilmed cards
  42. 42. Search/Copy Service
  43. 43. www.findmypast.com SoG Data on www.sog.org.uk • Selected datasets of Findmypast • All SoG digitised material on SoG Data Online SoG data on-line
  44. 44. SoG Data Online “A snapshot of the SoG Library”
  45. 45. Non-members search results/ £ = gentle reminder to pay up and join! Purple box search results lists the datasets with information
  46. 46. Log into site using the email you registered with us and the password you got when you validated your membership number on the site
  47. 47. Once logged in the £ sign has disappeared and you can view results or browse
  48. 48. Browse Records – open up folder of datasets to see contents & search individual items
  49. 49. Boyd’s family units Boyd’s inhabitants of London 60,000 family group sheets fully indexed by names
  50. 50. Bisham, Berks aka Bustleham PRs (SoG ref BK/R6) PDF
  51. 51. POLL BOOKS PROJECT
  52. 52. Surnames digitised card indexes, gedcomfiles and PDFs of books
  53. 53. Bank of England Will Abstracts 1717-1845
  54. 54. Index to Wills in SoG MS Document & Special Collections On-going work as our volunteers work their way through the collections
  55. 55. Standing on the Shoulders of Giants since 1911
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