Webinars

The SAG now offers a series of webinars as part of its Activities Calendar.  These are a member-only service. Read about how SAG Webinars work.

Recorded Webinar - DNA Tests for Family Historians

Webinar - DNA Tests for Family Historians

Presenter - Dr Geoff Swinfield,

This webinar originally went to air on Wednesday 3 December 2014 

SAG members may now listen to the live recording which was made of this webinar. 

Cost: $10.00 Members only
 
After payment and registration you will be taken to a registration page where you will need to enter your name and email address for our records.  You will then automatically receive the link to the recording which you can either listen to straight away or at a time which suits you. 
 
Please note this recording may not be available after 30 April 2015. 
 
You will also receive a link to the accompanying handout which you may download and print if you wish.
 
Content of session:
Which parts of the genetic material and its inherited variation can be tested? What commercial products are available and how should the results be interpreted? What do they tell the family historian about their ancestry discovered from genealogical sources? Are we likely to be related to others with the same surname even if there is no documentary evidence? Join eminent UK genealogist Dr Geoff Swinfield for a full overview on what these tests can (and can’t) infer.

Recorded Webinar - Basic English BDMs - Getting the Bookends Right

Recorded Webinar - Basic English BDMs - Getting the Bookends Right

Presenter - Heather Garnsey

SAG members may now listen to the live recording which was made of this webinar when it went to air live in March 2014. 

Cost: $10.00 Members only
 
After payment and registration you will be sent an email containing the link to the recording which you can either listen to straight away or at a time which suits you (it will be available until 30 April 2015)
 
The webinar may take a few moments to commence while the file buffers so please don't be concerned if it doesn't start automatically.
 
You will also receive a link to the accompanying handout which you may download and print if you wish.
 
Content of session:
This session looks at the English system of civil registration for births, deaths and marriages from 1837 onwards and will be particularly useful for those just starting out with their English or Welsh family history research. 

Webinar - Gallipoli Series - Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Thursday 21 April

Time: 8.00pm-9.00pm (AEST)
 
Location:  Your Place!
 
Special Free Webinar to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli Landings.
 
(A 'warm-up for the webinar will commence at 7.50pm.  If this is your first webinar or you'd like to check your connection we encourage you to log in at 7.50 pm for an informal check-in prior to the start of the webinar at 8pm). 
Presenter:  Andrew Fetherston, Records Manager, CWGC London
The CWGC’s Archivist and Records Manager, Andrew Fetherston, will provide a detailed introduction to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Gain an understanding of who they are, what they do, their website and the types of records available online and how to get the most out of them. Andrew will also provide an insight into other collections they possess that will provide contextual information about your military ancestor - all delivered with a particularly Australian focus.
 

Bookings essential. SAG members only.

See Read More: SAG webinars for more information on what a webinar is and how to participate.

Recorded Webinar - Sydney's Cemeteries - Martyn Killion

This is a recording of a live webinar presented in 2014. 
 
Join Martyn Killion as he looks at Sydney’s major cemeteries and their records, with particular emphasis on what you can find from home.

It is available to SAG memberse only and is FREE. If you've always wondered how to join a webinar or had concerns whether your computer/tablet would allow you to participate - here's your chance to find out on us!

See Read More: SAG webinars for more information on what a webinar is and how to participate.

Webinar - Tracing Your Wiltshire Ancestors

Thursday 30 April 2015

Time: 8.00pm-9.00pm (AEST)
 
Location:  Your Place!
 
(A 'warm-up for the webinar will commence at 7.50pm.  If this is your first webinar or you'd like to check your connection we encourage you to log in at 7.50 pm for an informal check-in prior to the start of the webinar at 8pm). 
 
If you have ancestors in Wiltshire, this webinar is not to be missed. Join Claire Skinner, Principal Archivist of Wiltshire and Swindon Archives as she explains the record holdings of one of the main repositories to use for tracing your Wiltshire ancestors. Sources covered will include parish registers and probate records, including the excellent Wiltshire Wills project.

Bookings essential. SAG members only.

See Read More: SAG webinars for more information on what a webinar is and how to participate.

Webinar - Digging for Treasure - Using Online Newspapers

Digging for Treasure: Using Online Newspapers

Presenter: Michelle Patient

Wednesday 6 May 2015,  8.00-9.00PM AEST

Location: Your Place!  

 
(A 'warm-up for the webinar will commence at 7.50pm.  If this is your first webinar or you'd like to check your connection we encourage you to log in at 7.50 pm for an informal check-in prior to the start of the webinar at 8pm). 
 
Online newspapers have revolutionised genealogy and broken down long held brickwalls for many researchers. Learn effective research strategies to apply when delving into online newspapers, along with an array of tips & tricks for online papers covering Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Bookings essential. Price $10.00 SAG members only.

See Read More: SAG webinars for more information on what a webinar is and how to participate.

Recorded Webinar - Family History Sources at the London Metropolitan Archives

This webinar originally went to air on 31 July 2014.  SAG members may now listen to the recording at their convenience. 

Cost - $10.00

Content of session:
Join staff from the London Metropolitan Archives as they present the wonderful family history sources at the LMA – a major repository for London research. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from the experts!

Webinar - DNA - Just the Basics

Tuesday 7 July 2015

Location: Your Place!  

Time: 8.00pm-9.00pm.
 
(A 'warm-up for the webinar will commence at 7.50pm.  If this is your first webinar or you'd like to check your connection we encourage you to log in at 7.50 pm for an informal check-in prior to the start of the webinar at 8pm). 
 
Louise Coakley, genealogist from the Cairns & District Family History Society, will introduce you to using DNA testing as a tool in your research. Learn the basics: the types of tests, who to test, where to test, how to test, how much it costs, what you get, & its practical application.

$10.00 Bookings essential. SAG members only.

See Read More: SAG webinars for more information on what a webinar is and how to participate.