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2019
November 2019
Webinar - Friday 01 November 2019 - Friday 31 January 2020 10:30am - 05:00pm
Webinar Season Ticket - Nov 2019 to Jan 2020

Only available until Monday 18 November

By booking a Webinar Season Ticket you will be able to view every standard webinar we hold between Nov-Jan, 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.

And in addition you'll get one webinar free - so this quarter you get 5  for the price of 4. (The season ticket does not include the webinar course on Genome Mate Pro.)

The webinars covered by the Season Ticket this quarter are:

  • Essential U.S. genealogical resources - Nancy Loe, 19 Nov (matinee)
  • Land and property records in England - Rosemary Kopittke, 2 Dec
  • How to use other people's research - Danielle Lautrec, 10 Dec
  • Reviewing your research - get past that roadblock in your tree - Michelle Patient, 7 Jan
  • Understanding the U.K. census - Jenny Joyce, 20 Jan
Research/Software Group - Saturday 16 November 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
New Zealand Research Group

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

Convenor: Pauline Weeks  Bookings essential: $12 members, $17 non-members

Navigating the new website, research guides, how to search, what digitised records are available on line and how to order records. Bring along any brick wall questions for discussion. You are welcome to join us for lunch afterwards (not included in the event price).

Webinar - Tuesday 19 November 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Essential U.S. genealogy resources

Location: Your place!

Presenter: Nancy Loe   Bookings essential: $12, Members only 

This overview of U.S. genealogy records includes free and subscription websites. Discover essential and lesserknown resources and how to locate non-digitized records. Locate vital records, census (state and federal), migration records, newspapers, maps, and other records to research your ancestors in the United States.

Hands On Session - Thursday 21 November 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
Hands On @120 - Chromosome mapping and DNA Painter

Location: 120 Kent Street Sydney (more information here)

Presenter: Christine Woodlands   Bookings essential: $37 members, $52 non-members 

In this beginners’ session you will be introduced to chromosome mapping and DNA Painter. You’ll then set up an account at DNA Painter and “paint” one or two matches. Finally, we’ll look at the tools offered by DNA Painter. 

This is a hands on computer session using your own laptop AT RICHMOND VILLA. Participants must bring their own laptop and have access to their DNA matches at GEDmatch.com, FTDNA and/or MyHeritage. Limit 12

 

This session has been deferred until 2020.

Hands On Session - Thursday 21 November 2019 01:30pm - 03:30pm
Hands On @120 - Finding your way around DNA Painter

Location: 120 Kent Street Sydney (more information here)

Presenter: Christine Woodlands   Bookings essential: $37 members, $52 non-members 

In this intermediate session you will be looking at ways of using DNA Painter and its tools to progress your genetic research, including: canvassing the various ways of painting DNA matches; using the “paint” of known matches to identify where unknown matches might fit into a pedigree; and optimising use of DNA Painter’s tools. 

This is a hands on computer session using your own laptop AT RICHMOND VILLA. Participants in their session must bring their own laptop and have already “painted” a number of “known” DNA matches at DNA Painter and have a basic familiarity with the tools offered. Limit 12

 

This session has been deferred until 2020.

Lecture - Saturday 23 November 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
NSW Church registers for beginners

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

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

A look at how to supplement birth, death & marriage certificates by utilising the Society’s collection of church registers and other resources.

Lecture - Saturday 30 November 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
In trouble in Scotland

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

Presenter: Kerry Farmer   Bookings essential: $24 members, $37 non-members 

“Life wasn’t meant to be easy” – and it often wasn’t for many of our Scottish ancestors. Learn how to research Scots who fell on hard times, including those who were supported by the poor laws (and those who were not) as well as those who came before the courts.

December 2019
Webinar - Monday 02 December 2019 08:00pm - 09:00pm
Land and property records in England

Location: Your place!

Presenter: Rosemary Kopittke   Bookings essential: $12, Members only 

Family history is all about tracing where people lived. This presentation investigates a range of resources you can access to learn more about land and property held by your family in England. It examines gazetteers and maps, electoral registers, newspapers, rate books, the 1873 returns of owners of land, wills, manorial records, and land tax records. These records will provide a good starting point for your research.

Library Tour - Thursday 05 December 2019 09:00am - 10:00am
Free library tour - where do I start at the SAG library?

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

Free, members only but bookings are essential 

Get an overview of the services and resources at the Library. Explore highlights of the collections and take a guided tour. Why not stay on after the tour and do some research? Limit 10.

Lecture - Thursday 05 December 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
Family history fundamentals - Part 2 Analysing the evidence

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

Presenter: Danielle Lautrec   Bookings essential: $24 members, $37 non-members 

Just started your family history or need to develop your skills further? This session will cover tips and techniques for analysing sources and the information within them, and using that as evidence in your family history. It will include analysing handwriting, evaluating sources and problem solving.

Family History Fundamentals is a three part course, but you can also attend just one or two sessions. Book by telephone or in person to receive the special discount offer of $60 (non-members $90).

Hands On Session - Friday 06 December 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
Hands On @ 379 - Ancestry DNA

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

Presenter: Veronica Williams   Bookings essential: $37 members, $52 non-members 

This session is ONLY for people who are already working with AncestryDNA test results and want to learn more about using that website for analysing their results. Beginners are welcome. Limit 14

Research/Software Group - Saturday 07 December 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
DNA Research Group - Intermediate

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

Presenter: Kerry Farmer   Bookings essential: $12 members, $17 non-members 

Using the tools at DNAGedcom. We will explore tools such as ADSA, GWorks and J works. Some time will also be allocated to the benefits of DNAGedcom Connection Client for downloading match information for Genome Mate Pro, Match-O-Matic and the Collins Leeds Method 3D. Suitable for intermediate DNA researchers.

Research/Software Group - Saturday 07 December 2019 01:30pm - 03:30pm
DNA Research Group - Advanced

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

Bookings essential: $12 members, $17 non-members 

How have your DNA outcomes improved through the use of GEDmatch phased kits, Evil Twin, Lazarus or Visual Phasing? Do they help? Discussion of pros and cons.

Webinar - Tuesday 10 December 2019 08:00pm - 09:00pm
How to use other people's research

Location: Your place!

Presenter: Danielle Lautrec   Bookings essential: $12, Members only 

They say you shouldn’t reinvent the wheel, but the preponderance of poorly researched trees makes us nervous about using other people’s research. As a result, we miss out on a potential gold mine of information. This session will examine how to take advantage of other people’s research without compromising the quality of our own family history.

Research/Software Group - Thursday 12 December 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
Writing Discussion Group - My Adult Gap Year

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

Presenter: Teresa Bentos   Bookings essential: $12 members, $17 non-members 

Teresa is a nurse who has taken a ‘gap year’, in which she hopes to write the story of her time nursing in Iraq. She will talk about what she has achieved and how she writes. It is a fascinating story, one that needs to be told.

Lecture - Thursday 12 December 2019 01:30pm - 03:30pm
Forest workers

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

Presenter: Ralph Hawkins   Bookings essential: $24 members, $37 non-members 

Many men worked in the forests around Sydney in the first 50 years of settlement preparing timber for the Royal Navy and for domestic use. We give an overview of what a forest was, where they were, and what a timberfeller, shingle splitter and sawyer did for a living.