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COURSE: Beginners Practical Introduction to Family History

  • 12 August 2022
  • 13 August 2022
  • 2 sessions
  • 12 August 2022, 9:00 AM 5:00 PM (AEST)
  • 13 August 2022, 9:00 AM 5:00 PM (AEST)
  • SAG Research Centre and Library, Level 2, 379 Kent Street Sydney
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Would you like to investigate your family history but have no idea where to start or have you previously signed up to an online platform but felt overwhelmed by all the information available?

The Society of Australian Genealogists, Australia’s oldest family history society, is excited to announce we will be holding a face to face intensive version of our "Beginners Practical Introduction to Family History” course at our library and research centre in Sydney.

Prefer to do this course online? Click here for details of our 6 part online version of this course.

Over the course of two days you will learn about:

  • Key tools - family history software platforms, file organisation, research plans
  • Traditional records (document based) research – types of records, locating records
  • Electronic databases – Ancestry, FamilySearch, MyHeritage, Findmypast and more
  • Oral History – preparation and techniques for interviewing family members
  • Other resources such as Family History Societies, online forums and education options
  • Introduction to DNA research including legal and ethical considerations
  • Various ways to chart, share and publish your findings, including privacy and copyright concerns

While the course will focus on records available in Australia, North America, the United Kingdom and Ireland we will also touch on locating records in other countries and the skills you will learn can be applied to researching ancestors from anywhere in the world.

Lead Presenter: Vanessa Cassin, SAG Education Manager 

Skill Level: Beginner

Morning and Afternoon Tea will be provided.

There will be a one hour break for lunch. Please bring your own lunch. There are also plenty of cafes close to the venue if you prefer to purchase something.

The SAG recommends the wearing of face masks at this event, however, it is an individual choice whether to do so or not.

The will be no requirement to disclose your vaccination status in order to attend this event.

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