Family Tree Gift Experience: Research Day
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Family Tree Gift Experience: Research Day
You or the gift recipient are invited to London to learn about other resources that may help you research your family tree. You will visit the home of genealogy: The Society of Genealogists.
You or the gift recipient will be accompanied by your own personal genealogist for a family tree day of research. You or the gift receipient will be guided through helpful websites and databases, original parish registers, poll books, apprenticeship records, wills and probate, borough records, overseers accounts and so on.
Alternatively, you can use this genealogy gift experience to break family tree brick walls and get advice on how to solve genealogical puzzles. If you wish to use it for this purpose please contact us to discuss your needs before you order.
Does it cover overseas research?
No. This Gift Experience is suitable for gift recipients with British origins, it does not cover overseas research.
Before the Research Day
To get the most from the day, the gift recipient will need to submit a research plan before they book the day. This is not as onerous as it sounds. It is simply a matter of sending us some detail of what they would like to achieve on the day. This should be in the form of the family they are researching, the geographic area they are researching, and the dates when the family were flourishing. More details about the research plan will be sent with the Gift Presentation Pack.
On the Research Day
The day starts with a visit to a coffee shop to chat about the family tree and discuss the aims and objectives of research for that day. Then it’s over to the Society of Genealogists for an afternoon looking at what resources are available to help you/gift recipient with your family tree. Please keep in mind that the library of the Society of Genealogists is not a complete resource and may have a limited number of records pertinent to your/gift recipient’s family.
Best suited for those who have already started their tree and have used census, birth, marriage and death certificates to research their tree, but wish to explore other resources. Not suitable for those with advanced knowledge of genealogy including parish register research, wills and probate, poor law etc.
Details of the Day
Day starts at 10:30 am and finished at 3:00 pm. Meeting point is outside the Barbican Station, City of London.
Morning: one-to-one discussion and chat: discuss aims and objects of research.
Afternoon visit to the Society of Genealogists to look at available resources.
One-to-one discussion with a genealogist
Morning Coffee and cake
Society of Genealogist’s entrance fee.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Maximum Number of People
This day is designed for one person only. Family and friends may travel with the gift recipient, but will be required to leave the gift recipient at the meeting point.
Not suitable for individuals under 16.
What to bring
Lunch. Alternatively buy from one of the sandwich shops in the area.
Pencils – leave your pens and erasers at home.
Details of your family tree and your research so far.
Leave any valuables at home.
The Society of Genealogists has limited opening hours. For this gift day the gift recipient will need to be available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
Booking the day
After you have placed your order, you or the gift recipient can book the day online by visiting Book Your Gift Experience. However, it cannot booked until the gift recipient has sent us the research plan (see Before the Research Day above) which can be sent by email.
The gift voucher for this gift experience is valid for 12 months after purchase, but please keep in mind we have a limited number of days available during our busy season from October to December.
Guidelines for visiting the Society of Genealogists
Most record offices have rules and the Society of Genealogists is no exception. You will be entering the Society on the day – please respect its rules:
No food and drink in the library only in the eating area
No pens only pencils allowed in the library
No mobile phones in the library
No rucksacks or large bags
Bags are not allowed in the library and must be placed in a locker
No cameras or laptops in the library unless by prior arrangement.
IMPORTANT – The Gift Recipient will need to bring the following:
A photo ID
Proof of address
Making Your Payment
To order, pay by credit/debit card using the following options:
a. Direct from our site. We do not capture or keep any of your card details on our servers.
b. By PayPal. Please note it is not necessary to be a member of PayPal to use it. Please select PayPal as your payment option, complete the Checkout process, and enter your credit/debit card details on the PayPal payment page.
To order by phone please call 07788647670 and have your debit card ready.
What happens after you place an order
We will send you a Gift Voucher Presentation Pack. This is usually sent out within 48 hours (excluding weekends and bank holidays).
Refunds and Cancellations of Gift Experiences
If you wish to cancel an order for a Gift Experience you are required to do so within 14 days of purchase. To cancel within the 14 day period simply inform us in writing. Please allow 7 days for us to process your refund.
We cannot cancel or refund orders after 14 days or if you have booked a date for the gift experience within the 14 day period.
After a booking has been made, we will endeavour to accommodate any request you make to reschedule your booking. Any request must be made up to 21 business days before your chosen date; requests made within 21 business days of your chosen date are subject to a £30 admin fee. In either scenario we cannot guarantee that any alternative requirements will be met.
Cancellations by us
In the unfortunate event of illness or unforeseen circumstances, we reserve the right to reschedule any gift experience. Family History Gifts is unable to reimburse any expenses you may have occurred in relation to the cancelled event.
1 Reviews for Family Tree Gift Experience: Research Day
Interesting and enjoyable - Monday, March 13, 2017I had already done some basic family history research but had rather lost my way. Then my son gave me a Gift Day as a present and, after an interesting and enjoyable day with Michelle who gave me many other sources and ideas to investigate, I now feel encouraged to carry on with my research.