The Society for One-Place Studies is the leading organisation for anyone studying the family and local history of places around the world. 

Set up as a not-for-profit organisation, the Society was launched in September 2013 using the experience and expertise of those involved in promoting One-Place Studies, thus laying the foundations for a society that will support and encourage those engaged in this particular form of research.

Our mission is to advance the education of the public in One-Place Studies, to encourage and assist those interested in this field of research, and to promote the preservation and publication of material relating to One-Place Studies, maximising its accessibility to the public.

Who are we?

The Society is run entirely by volunteers who are passionate about One-Place Studies. Day-to-day running of the Society is done by the Committee with various other roles performed by Postholders, all of whom are Members and avid One-Placers.

What do we do?
  • We promote the value of and educate the public about One-Place Studies
  • We encourage and assist those interested in the genealogical and historical aspects of a One-Place Study
  • We promote the preservation and publication of data gathered for One-Place Studies, providing a means to share, exchange and develop Studies on a worldwide basis
  • We share tips, best practices and answer questions about resources, methodology, technology and social media associated with One-Place Studies, providing a forum for One-Place researchers to share their knowledge and OPS passion
  • We publish a quarterly journal, Destinations, and present a regular series of online events as well as an annual conference, covering topics relevant to One-Place Study research, data synthesis, and publication
  • We are active on social media, and host a weekly discussion on Twitter under the hashtag #OnePlaceWednesday

The Society for One-Place Studies is a leading organisation dedicated to supporting One-Placers worldwide. 

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Contact Us

By email:

By post:
Society for One-Place Studies,
28 St Ronan’s Avenue,
Southsea, Hampshire, PO4 0QE
United Kingdom

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