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  • 17 Nov 2021 9:07 AM | Anonymous

    We are looking for a Librarian! Our current Librarian, Lorraine Brothers will be retiring at the end of the year and will be sadly missed so we are recruiting to a permanent .8-1.0 FTE (up to full-time) position. Please email admin[at] for further information and a CV/EoI will be due by Monday 29 November 2021.

  • 21 Oct 2021 4:29 PM | Anonymous

    The SAG Archive request service will reopen on Tuesday 26 October 2021.

    Appointments are required to visit the archive reading room at Richmond Villa, 120 Kent Street, Sydney. This service is normally available on Wednesdays and Thursdays between 10am - 4pm and you can book by either calling (02) 9247 3953 or via our archive catalogue. NSW Health COVID-19 rules will remain in place at Richmond Villa when attending.

    Digital requests can also be made through the archive catalogue as of next week. For information on how to request archive materials digitally, or to visit the archive in person please see our “Using the Collection” page:

    James Findlay

    Archival Project Manager

  • 13 Aug 2021 5:13 PM | Anonymous

    August is National Family History Month so have a look at the offerings from SAG and our sister societies at:

  • 19 Jul 2021 8:58 AM | Anonymous

    We are hiring! Following the recent retirement of our Bookshop Manager, we are recruiting to a permanent .8-1.0 FTE (up to full-time) position to support the running of the Library in an updated Library Services Manager role. Please email admin[at] for further information.

  • 8 Jul 2021 8:56 AM | Anonymous

    Given the NSW Health directives issued this week, the SAG offices and Library in Kent Street Sydney will be closed for a third week during the COVID-19 lockdown with staff based from home. Please bear with us as we adjust our working arrangements and we will be online answering emails and running our events.

  • 2 Jul 2021 2:22 PM | Anonymous

    A reminder than in line with the NSW public health orders, access to the SAG Library and Archives buildings in Kent Street Sydney is currently not permitted, however, we are still supporting online queries and research requests. See the Library & Archives section of the website for details.

  • 18 Jun 2021 9:54 AM | Anonymous

    Our colleagues at the University of Tasmania are offering a scholarship to a SAG member to cover full tuition fees for the UTAS Diploma of Family History. This scholarship is generously provided by their College of Arts, Law and Education. A letter from Professor Lisa Fletcher, Head of School, School of Humanities is provided here and information on how to apply to UTAS is available from this link. Applications close 30 June 2021.

  • 11 Jun 2021 4:06 PM | Anonymous

    We've just sent out an email for a SAG member offer on subscriptions to Traces Magazine - details also available at Members only!

  • 1 May 2021 3:10 PM | Anonymous

    Congratulations to the following SAG members awarded the Diploma in Family Historical Studies today! 

    Debra Carter [#11897 Devon, UK] Ireland to Australia – McSpadden to McSpedden: a Family History

    Terry Gatward [#12320  NSW] GatwardsSeeking Gold

    Alicia Howard [#12392 NSW] Can the paternity of Frederick George Howard, born in Wanaaring NSW in 1894, be confirmed through historical or DNA records? 

    Philip Lauchs [#12558 QLD] Onwards and Upwards: From servitude to freedom a family story in Australia

    Jennifer Lorenz [#12407 NSW] Wandering Feet and Restless Hearts: A History of the Marr Family of Glasgow, Scotland and Perth, Western Australia

    Sue Park [#6104 NSW] Winning against adversity: Rutherglen, Scotland to Ipswich, Queensland 

    Sally Romano [#12391 QLD] Days of Yore: O’Brien Family of Cowwar

    Cathie Sherwood [#12610 QLD] Commissary, Colonist and Jack of all trades - A Phillips family history: Paterson to Bundaberg

    Marcia van Zeller [#12564 WA] Leila’s Family Notes A genealogical study of the Clarkes: Researching someone else’s family from afar

  • 8 Apr 2021 10:58 PM | Anonymous

    Details of the Society's Annual General Meeting are being provided to members and are also available at:

    The AGM will be a virtual meeting on the Zoom platform on Saturday 1 May 2.00pm-3.00pm AEST and will include a presentation from Ryerson Index President John Graham alongside a celebration of our recent Diploma of Family Historical Studies successful candidates. 

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