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This category contains the webinars organised by SAG.  You can find out more about participating in a webinar here.

Webinar - Wednesday 08 March 2017 - Monday 08 May 2017 10:30am - 04:00pm
Webinar Season Ticket - May-July 2017

New in 2017!  Only available until 8 May 2017.

By booking a Webinar Season Ticket you will be able to view every standard webinar we hold between May-July, 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 links.  And in addition you'll get one webinar free - so this quarter you get 6  for the price of 5.  The webinars covered by the Season Ticket this quarter are:

  • Introduction to DNA testing, 10 May
  • Archives in Queensland, 15 May
  • Aboriginal people in government records, 17 June
  • Finding and using German church records, 21 June
  • DNA: I've done my test, what's next, 10 July
  • Guide to Australian BDMs, 18 July

Please note the Season Ticket does not cover virtual events or webfests - these have to be booked separately.

Webinar - Thursday 30 March 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
DNA Research, Key Concepts

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 - Monday 03 April 2017 08:00pm - 09:00pm
London history and resources

The area known as London has changed over time, and unless this is well understood you can find yourself looking in the wrong place for information on your family. So this presentation starts with a potted history of the city. It then details the resources that are available online for London Research.

Location: Your place!

Presenter:Jenny Joyce   Bookings essential: $12 members only

Webinar - Wednesday 10 May 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Webinar matinee: Introduction to DNA testing

Location: Your place!

Presenter: Louise Coakley   Bookings essential: $12 members only

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 - Monday 15 May 2017 08:00pm - 09:00pm
Archives in Queensland

Location: Your place!

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

Tips for finding records in government archives that can help you with your family history research in Queensland.

Webinar - Saturday 17 June 2017 08:00pm - 09:00pm
Aboriginal people in government records

Location: Your place!

Presenter: Kim Katon   Bookings essential: $12 members only

Governments were obsessive with keeping records about Aboriginal people and many of these records survive. They not only reveal the discrimination Aboriginal people have endured, but they are also a valuable resource for tracing Aboriginal family history. This session will cover the types of records created, where they are stored and how to access them.

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Webinar - Wednesday 21 June 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Finding and using German records

Location: Your place!

Presenter: Michael Lacopo   Bookings essential: $12, members only

Many of us have German-speaking European ancestors but are afraid to tackle the next step. Your lecturer will show examples of German church records, how to decipher them and how to overcome the fear of German script.

Webinar - Monday 10 July 2017 08:00pm - 09:00pm
DNA: I've done my test, what's next?

Location: Your place!

Presenter: Kerry Farmer   Bookings essential: $12 members only

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 - Tuesday 18 July 2017 08:00pm - 09:00pm
Guide to Australian BDMs

Location: Your place!

Presenter: Tiphanee Athans   Bookings essential: $12 members only

Save yourself a lot of time and money with this overview of records of births, deaths and marriages around Australia, the types of information you can find and costs of obtaining copies.