Society for One-Place Studies

About this Organisation

The vision of the Society is to bring together individuals, societies and groups who are researching the people of a community within the context of the place in which they live. Drawing on the skills and techniques of family and local history, we provide a platform for members to share good practice, ideas and methodology in one-place studies, as well as promote the research being undertaken on their study area.

Founded in 2013, the Society is run by volunteers in order to advance the education of the public in one-place studies. Information and resources are available to all, though members will have access to a wide range of enhanced benefits including free monthly webinars, our quarterly journal, Destinations, and a range of discounts on other services.

The Society welcomes members from around the world with an interest in one particular place, whether it is a house, street, institution, hamlet, settlement, village, town or parish. Registering a study area (or areas) is optional, though recommended if members are active in their research. There are currently 12 registered studies in Scotland.

Organisation Type

Directory of Resources
Family History Society/Association/Group
Local History Society/Association/Group
Parish Library or Archive


Entry last updated: March 29th, 2022

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