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Society of Genealogists Book Club


A small number of spaces on Book Club have come available, for the two meetings below. 

Are you passionate about reading? Do you want to discover new titles, both fiction and non-fiction, relating to family history? Come join our new, free SoG Online Book Club,  meet like-minded people, and have some fun. Book Clubs are a great way to share your love of genealogy focused writing and also to find new authors you might not have come across on your own.   

We aim to read a book approximately every two months, meet online for a friendly discussion half-way through and again after finishing the book, including a “meet the author” session (when possible). 

We have launched book club with our detective fiction choice, 'Hiding the Past', the first book in  Nathan Dylan Goodwin’s Forensic Genealogist series:

Peter Coldrick had no past; that was the conclusion drawn by years of personal and professional research. Then he employed the services of one Morton Farrier, Forensic Genealogist – a stubborn, determined man who uses whatever means necessary to uncover the past. With the Coldrick Case, Morton faces his toughest and most dangerous assignment yet, where all of his investigative and genealogical skills are put to the test. However, others are also interested in the Coldrick family, people who will stop at nothing, including murder, to hide the past. As Morton begins to unearth his client’s mysterious past, he is forced to confront his own family’s dark history, a history which he knows little about.

If you like it, there are several more in the series for you to read. 

Your booking cover both Dates:

Group Discussion (half-way through book) - Monday, 27 September 2021, 6-7:30pm

Meet the Author – Monday, 18 October 2021, 6-7:30


Book club non-fiction choice: Jeopardy of Every Wind: The Biography of Capt. Thomas Bowrey by Sue Paul:

In 1669, fleeing a London decimated by the plague and the Great Fire, a young English child arrived, alone, at Fort St. George, the first English fortress in Mughal India. The boy survived to become a maverick merchant-mariner, an independent trading on the fringes of the East India Company. Captain Thomas Bowrey gained renown in numerous fields.  

Meet the Author - Monday, 29 November 2021, 6-7:30pm


So feel free to join us for a glass of wine or cup of tea, for some interesting conversation. 



A free event for SoG members only

Please be sure to read the further information that comes attached to your emailed registration confirmation.

A Zoom invitation will be emailed to you the day before each discussion.

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