Saturday, 4 January 2014

Society Saturday - Society for One-Place Studies

Last week I announced my thoughts for Society Saturday, so first up is the Society for One-Place Studies.

I was approached in the late Spring of 2013 and asked if I would be prepared to get involved? Well of course I would, as I believed that such a Society was much needed and long overdue within the genealogical and local history arenas.

Image courtesy of the Society for One-Place Studies

The Society formed back in September 2013. It has a truly global focus, both in terms of membership and the location of the registered One Place Studies. The committee is spread across three continents.

The Society exists to promote best practice, share ideas, sources and debate with other like minded historians. That is of course not all and further details can be found on the Societies web page

The Society truly has embraced the modern age. Members can benefit by the Society forum, access to Destinations the quarterly digital newsletter and the growing list of resources. Meanwhile, everyone can read and comment on the Society blog and can take part in the monthly hangouts which are hosted using Google.

In early December the Society hosted a Google hangout with the discussion of "Choosing Your Place"

The Society will be hosting regular monthly hangouts taking part on the fourth Friday of the month from January 2014.

The Society has launched a World War One Centenary Project which encourages historians with specific place study to explore the community and the lives of those individuals who contributed to the war effort.

The Society for One-Place Studies is available across a variety of social media channels - Face Book, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, Blog and the Website.

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