Society of Genealogists Library

14 Charterhouse Buildings,
Goswell Road,
London EC1M 7BA

126,000 plus items including 10,000 plus films (mainly of original materials). Main coverage is of genealogy and family history, chiefly of Britain and the British diaspora, but including something for most countries worldwide. Sources include C of E and nonconformist register copies, monumental inscriptions, census returns and indexes, directories, poll books, will abstracts and indexes. Also topography, biography, heraldry, history (general, social, economic and local), demography, palaeography, emigration and immigration etc. Many county record and historical society publications and including some archaeological and local history society journals. Family history journals are exchanged with most English speaking societies worldwide and the collection includes some foreign language periodicals (especially French and German).

Apprentices (and their masters) of Great Britain 1710-1774 - based on IR 1 at the National Archives, Bank of England will extracts (government stock transfers) 1717-1845 (plus miscellaneous vols. including Wellington (1853 P‑Z) & Dickens (1870 A‑F)), Bernau index - chiefly National Archives sources before 1800, Boyd’s Inhabitants of London - 14th - 19th centuries but chiefly 16th and 17th, Boyd’s London burials 1538-c. 1853 - adult male burials in the London area, Boyd’s marriage index 1538-1837 (England), Civil Service irreplaceable evidences of age c. 1855-1939, Great Card Index - genealogical and biographical sources, Great Western Railway probate (stock transfer) registers 1835-1932, Teachers’ Registration Council registers 1902-48, Trinity House petitions1787-1854 (film copy), Vicar General and Faculty Office marriage allegations up to 1850 (film copies) etc.

16th-17th Century
18th-19th Century
20th Century
21st Century
Administrative history
Demography and Ethnicity
Imperial and Colonial
Legal history
Local and Regional history
Political history
Social history
Urban history
Asia and Middle East
Australasia and Pacific
Britain and Ireland
Latin America and West Indies
Middle East
North America