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Activity of the SAG is managed by a small  team on behalf of the Board. 

(Please bear with us whilst we update our photos, in the meantime, enjoy some from our collection!)

Staff are mostly part-time, often flexibly to support our events calendar, and spread across our two premises in Sydney throughout the week as well as working remotely. Use the Contact Us information to get to the team:

The Society's core office hours are 10.00am-3.00pm Monday to Friday with the Library open at distinct times - see

VACANCY                               Librarian

Vanessa Cassin                    Education Manager

I usually work... Monday to Friday, and often evenings and Saturdays depending on the events program.

I am responsible for.. the planning and implementation of the Society’s education/events program. I source and schedule guest speakers for webinars and conferences and act as host for many of the events. I support the convenors of all the Special Interest Groups and initiate new groups. 

Family history means: joining together all the puzzle pieces to discover where I come from and what experiences have led to me being the person I am. I enjoy the challenge of analysing all the evidence and especially the thrill of finding that elusive clue that ties all the snippets of information together.

Gemma Beswick                        Library Services Manager

I usually work...Monday to Friday and will swap out for Saturdays in the Library when required.

More on Gemma coming soon!

VACANCY                                 Archives Project Manager

The Society supports the global community of family historians with training, events, peer support, developing its archive/reference collections, and advocacy activities.

Ruth Graham                                Chief Executive Officer

I usually work...Monday to Friday but flexibly around events and meetings across evenings and weekends. 

I am responsible for…the  general management of Society, representing the Society to the media or at public events, and coordinating the Certificate and Diploma cohorts. I am Company Secretary and Board Secretariat.

My most exciting family history find was when…I found that my goddaughter and I had a common ancestor from the 1600s and that she had a connection to the Wedgwood family!

Marlene Scahill                        Events Bookings Officer

I usually work...Mondays and Wednesdays 10.00am-3.00pm.

I am responsible for... Co-ordinating all the event registrations.

My most exciting family history find was when… I discovered that I was related to William & Harry through their mother.

Danielle Tebb                  Membership Officer

I usually work…Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and alternate Saturdays.

I am responsible forThe SAG membership system - generating and processing membership renewals, sending out Descent and SAG-E, organising MIDAS retrievals and co-ordinating the annual Croker Prize entries for judging.

My most exciting family history find was whenDiscovering my maternal great-grandfather had briefly been a member of SAG before his death in 1950 and a research question he posed then remains unanswered to this day.

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