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2018
January 2018
  • Webinar recordings - Thursday 11 May 2017 - Friday 11 May 2018
    Webinar recording - DNA Research, Key concepts

    If you missed this webinar in March, here is your chance to view the recording.

    SAG members can listen to this recording by registering online and paying $12 - you will then receive a link to the recording which you can listen to as often as you wish.

    The SAG DNA Research Group aims to focus on the analysis of DNA results with a practical approach. Since its inception in July 2015 a number of key concepts have been covered in Research Group Meetings. This webinar aims to summarise some of the underlying key concepts that DNA researchers need to understand to be effective. It makes a good refresher for Research Group attendees and whilst not essential, new members will benefit from having undertaken this session prior to attending Research Group meetings.

    Location: Your place!

    Presenter: Veronica Williams Bookings essential: $12, Members only

  • Webinar recordings - Thursday 11 May 2017 - Friday 11 May 2018 10:30am - 05:00pm
    Webinar recording - Introduction to DNA testing

    If you missed this webinar, here is your chance to view the recording.

    SAG members can listen to this recording by registering online and paying $12 - you will then receive a link to the recording which you can listen to as often as you wish.

    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 required to get started:  the types of tests, who to test, where to test, how to test, how much it costs, what you get and practical applications.

  • Webinar recordings - Thursday 20 July 2017 - Friday 20 July 2018
    Webinar recording - DNA: I've done my test, what's next?

    If you missed this webinar on 10 July, here is your chance to view the recording.

    SAG members can listen to this recording by registering online and paying $12 - you will then receive a link to the recording which you can listen to as often as you wish.

    Location: Your place!

    Presenter: Kerry Farmer   

    This session discusses how to start using DNA test results to make contact with others and start looking for living relatives. It is recommended that webinar attendees listen to DNA Key Concepts (Veronica Williams, 30 March) and Introduction to DNA Testing (Louise Coakley, 10 May) before listening to this webinar.

  • Webinar recordings - Wednesday 23 August 2017 - Saturday 30 June 2018 10:00am - 05:00pm
    Webinar recording - TMG Group, Gedsite

    This is a recording of a presentation by John Cardinal to the TMG Group in August 2017. 

    John has developed a program call GEDSITE, which compiles a customisable web site or writes HTML files on CD/DVD, using a GEDCOM file as the input data. Programs that can write a GEDCOM or use GEDCOM as their native file format will work with GEDSITE.

    SAG members can listen to this recording by registering online and paying $12 - you will then receive a link to the recording which you can listen to as often as you wish until 30 June 2018.

February 2018
  • Webinar - Thursday 01 February 2018 - Monday 30 April 2018 10:30am - 05:00pm
    Webinar season ticket - February to April 2018

    Only available until 10am Monday 29 January.

    By booking a Webinar Season Ticket you will be able to view every standard webinar we hold between February-April, either live or by watching the recording later.  You book and pay once. We'll set you up in each webinar and send you the confirmation link. Each season you'll get one webinar free - so this quarter you get three one-hour webinars and one two-hour webinar for $44 - a saving of $12. Season ticket holders will also be automatically booked for the free webinar about Congress.

    The webinars covered by the Season Ticket this quarter are:

    • A Congress Survival Guide, 1 Feb (free)
    • Writing True Stories, 20 Feb
    • Exploring Your DNA Results, 26 Mar (extended time)
    • Somerset Archives, 9 Apr
    • Nobblers, Cracksmen, Coiners and More: Researching Criminals in England, 17 Apr

March 2018
  • Lecture - Thursday 22 March 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Parramatta Female Factory

    Location: Richmond Villa, 120 Kent Street Sydney (more information here)

    Presenter: Gay Hendriksen   Bookings essential: $24 members, $37 non-members

    Gay Hendriksen will share some of the history of the convict female factories and the lives of the women who experienced the factory system with a focus on the Parramatta Female Factory.

  • Research/Software Group - Saturday 24 March 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Legacy Software Group

    Location: Richmond Villa, 120 Kent Street Sydney (more information here)

    Presenter: Beverley Hyssett   Bookings essential: $12 members, $17 non-members

    Discover ways to maximise the benefits of this family history software program. Learn from others, share tips and ask questions.

  • Webinar - Monday 26 March 2018 07:30pm - 09:30pm
    Exploring your DNA results

    Location: Your place!

    Presenter: Louise Coakley   Bookings essential: $20 members only

    In this extended webinar, genetic genealogist Louise Coakley will demonstrate a range of practical techniques and tools for exploring your DNA results and incorporating them into your family history research.

April 2018
  • Lecture - Thursday 05 April 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Tips for using Ancestry

    Location: Richmond Villa, 120 Kent Street Sydney (more information here)

    Presenter: Tiphanee Athans   Bookings essential: $24 members, $37 non-members

    Learn how to access the vast amount of genealogical information held on the Ancestry website. Get tips on searching, downloading images, generating citations and more.

  • Lecture - Saturday 07 April 2018 01:30pm - 03:30pm
    Talking family objects

    Location: Richmond Villa, 120 Kent Street Sydney (more information here)

    Presenter: Janis Wilton   Bookings essential: $24 members, $37 non-members

    This session invites us to think about the ways in which objects kept within families can become a part of our family histories. We will consider the stories that ebb and flow around objects, the significance of present and absent objects, and how to document objects and incorporate them into our family histories. Participants are invited to bring (or think of) one particular family object that has stories to tell.

  • Webinar - Monday 09 April 2018 08:00pm - 09:00pm
    Somerset Archives

    Location: Your place!

    Presenter: Esther Hoyle   Bookings essential: $12 members only

    Esther Hoyle, Senior Archivist at Somerset Archives in the UK, will provide an overview of the resources available to research your family history in Somerset.

  • Day Course - Wednesday 11 April 2018 10:00am - 03:00pm
    Women in History

    This is a joint event by the Royal Australian Historical Society and the Society of Australian Genealogists.

    Location: Richmond Villa, 120 Kent Street Sydney (more information here)

    Presenters: Noeline Kyle, Carol Liston, Joy Hughes and Christine Yeats   Bookings essential: $50 RAHS & SAG members, $65 non-members

    Join Noeline Kyle, Carol Liston, Joy Hughes and Christine Yeats as they explore topics from women’s history and techniques for researching women in history. Detailed program will be posted on the SAG website when available.

  • Research/Software Group - Thursday 12 April 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Writing Discussion Group: Crown Street Women's Hospital

    Location: Richmond Villa, 120 Kent Street Sydney (more information here)

    Presenter: Judith Godden   Bookings essential: $12 members, $17 non-members

    An Honorary Associate of the History Department, University of Sydney, Judith has written about the hospital from 1893 - 1983. Learn its history and the process of writing and publishing the book.

  • Webinar - Tuesday 17 April 2018 08:00pm - 09:00pm
    Nobblers, Cracksmen, Coiners and more: Researching criminals in England

    Location: Your place!

    Presenter: Helen V. Smith   Bookings essential: $12 members only

    Apart from the convicts sent to the Australian colonies, there were many convicts left in England. Knowledge of the crimes, levels of court, how they worked and varied over time, and the punishments involved, will help you research both your Australian convict ancestors and also your ancestors who served time or were executed in England.

  • Hands On Session - Friday 20 April 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Hands On @ 379: FamilySearch

    Location: 2/379 Kent Street Sydney (more information here)

    Presenter: Vicki Eldridge   Bookings essential: $37 members, $52 non-members

    This computer session in the SAG library will focus on finding, accessing and using the digitised records now available online at familysearch.org as well as other features of this website.

  • Lecture - Saturday 21 April 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Are you sure you've checked the SAG collection for that?

    Location: Richmond Villa, 120 Kent Street Sydney (more information here)

    Presenter: Heather Garnsey   Bookings essential: $24 members, $37 non-members

    The SAG library and Manuscript collection has some wonderful gems that might just help you solve your family history problems. This session will demonstrate how to thoroughly check the library catalogue, search the manuscript and image collection, and utilise our electronic resources to make sure the breakthrough you are looking for is not right under your nose.

  • Hands On Session - Saturday 28 April 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Hands On @ 120: Research planning

    Location: Richmond Villa, 120 Kent Street Sydney (more information here)

    Presenter: Tiphanee Athans   Bookings essential: $37 members, $52 non-members

    This hands on workshop will take you through defining your research goals, setting tasks, identifying sources and repositories, and documenting the process. Bring your own laptop if you wish, but it is not a computer session. You can use your own family history research or the case studies provided. Further details will be emailed. Limit 20.