Society of Genealogists' Library

Contact details

Website: Email: Telephone: +44 (0)20 77025484

About the library

The Society of Genealogists’ library and archive is the UK’s foremost family history centre for the study of genealogy and related subjects such as biography, topography, local history, prosopography and heraldry. Founded in 1911, the Society brings together in one place an unrivalled collection of unique assets for the study of genealogy. The collection comprises of primary and secondary sources, in the form of original documents, research papers, books, periodicals, microforms and digital data. Some records are unpublished manuscripts that one will not find elsewhere.

The local library catalogue is available online.

Accessing materials

Can I see live document availability on Library Hub Discover? No.

Can I obtain items via inter-library loan? No - this library does not participate in the inter-library lending scheme.

Can I visit the library to view materials? Members can book to visit the library. Non-members: contact the library for access details.


Browse all of the Society of Genealogists' Library records in Library Hub Discover here.