Monday 18 September 2023

Society for One-Place Studies anniversary event - All About That Place

The Society for One Place Studies ( is holding a conference to celebrate its tenth anniversary, entitled All About That Place, between September 22nd and October 1st. The following is the blurb from the site:

Announcing “All About That Place” - the One-Place Study Challenge Event taking place 22nd September to 1st October 2023

You are invited to take part in an exciting free event guaranteed to take the genealogy world by storm! Join like-minded history lovers and discover the places your ancestors lived in, all from the comfort of your own home. Perhaps you’ll even start your own One Place Study.

We’re proud to announce, “All About That Place” a unique free challenge event celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Society for One-Place Studies, spearheaded by the Society of Genealogists, the Society for One-Place Studies, Genealogy Stories, and the British Association for Local History.

We'll be throwing open the doors on a pop-up Facebook Group and our YouTube channel to provide you with a plethora of free online bite-sized recorded talks from a wide range of speakers (all of whom have kindly donated their time in order to celebrate One Place Studies). With headline sponsors including eminent organisations like The Genealogist, Name & Place, University of Strathclyde, Pharos Tutors, The Historic Towns Trust, and Family Tree magazine, you can be sure to enjoy a truly engaging educational opportunity like no other.

This one-of-a-kind event isn’t just about idly watching, it’s specially designed to help you to take part and start diving into local history. Alongside the wide collection of talks on research tools, analytical techniques, and place history, you’ll be provided with motivating challenge instructions, created to help you to begin exploring place history. You’ll be able to download a free challenge workbook to record your learning activity and challenge progress.

Plus to celebrate your amazing progress you’ll be offered the opportunity to enter a prize draw consisting of a wide range of history goodies (such as 1-year membership to the SoG, the Curious Descendants Club, BALH, Name & Place, a discount on The Genealogist’s Diamond subscription, and 4 Historic Towns maps)!

As well as our headline sponsors, we're delighted to welcome gold sponsors; WeAre.XYZ, and The Halstead Trust, and silver sponsors; National Library of Scotland and FACHRS.

The event is free, hosted over 10 days, with over 100 short talks that will be available for about a fortnight afterwards. There’s a workbook too, aimed at helping people get underway or move ahead with a one-place study.

If you wish to contribute, or simply wish to attend and participate, you will find further details at and There's also a dedicated Facebook page at

(With thanks to Jane Harris)


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