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Hands On Session

This category contains the Hands On sessions organised by SAG

18 March 2016
  • Hands On Session - Friday 18 March 2016 10:00am - 12:30pm
    Hands On @379 - FindMyPast

    Join us for a Hands On Computers session at the library. Use the databases and search facilities of this popular online genealogical site under the guidance of an experienced researcher.

    Location: 2/379 Kent Street Sydney

    Session leader: Judy Keena   Bookings essential: & limited to 14, $35 members, $50 non-members

15 April 2016
  • Hands On Session - Friday 15 April 2016 10:00am - 01:00pm
    Hands On @379 - County Limerick

    Join us for this Hands On computers session, highlighting selected online sources & other material available for Limerick, & where it can be found in the SAG Library. Includes an hour to consult featured records. Limit 14

    Location: 2/379 Kent Street Sydney

    Session leaders: Philippa Garnsey, Joan Healy   Bookings essential: & limited to 14, $35 members, $50 non-members

21 April 2016
  • Hands On Session - Thursday 21 April 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Hands On @120 - Handwriting Workshop

    At our first ever Hands On @120 session, manuscripts from the SAG collection and other samples will be used to learn how to decipher old handwriting and practice transcribing documents. If you have a document you cannot read, bring it along!

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

    Bookings essential and limited to 15 people: $35 members, $50 non-members

26 May 2016
  • Hands On Session - Thursday 26 May 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Hands On @120 - Mapping our ancestors

    Most events in our forebears’ lives occurred at places which were usually recorded, especially if they had any connection with officialdom. Maps help to locate the places and put them into a local context of street, town or countryside. The Society has a large and varied collection of maps, and this talk is designed to present representative examples and show how they can be used for understanding a family’s history. Limit 15.

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

    Presenter: Alan Day   Bookings essential: $35 members, $50 non-members

10 June 2016
  • Hands On Session - Friday 10 June 2016 10:00am - 01:00pm
    Hands On @379 - County Gloucestershire

    Join us for this Hands On computers session highlighting selected online sources and other material available for Gloucestershire, and where it can be found in the SAG Library. Includes an hour to consult featured records. Limit 14.

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

    Presenter: Philippa Garnsey & Joan Healy   Bookings essential: $35 members, $50 non-members

23 June 2016
  • Hands On Session - Thursday 23 June 2016 01:30pm - 03:30pm
    Hands On @120 - Tradies: Bricklayers, builders & stonemasons

    Most of us are not related to famous politicians, wealthy landowners or explorers. Our families built the towns and cities where they all lived. Using artefacts, tools, SAG photos and other records, Ralph and Danielle will give you a ‘hands on’ insight into the lives of your Australian tradie ancestors and how to research them.

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

    Presenter: Ralph Hawkins & Danielle Lautrec   Bookings essential: $22 members, $35 non-members

08 July 2016
  • Hands On Session - Friday 08 July 2016 10:00am - 01:00pm
    Hands On @379 - DNA

    Join us for a Hands On Computers session at the library, using the tools on DNA third-party websites GEDmatch, DNA Gedcom and Genome Mate Pro. Ideally for those who have already uploaded their autosomal test results to GEDmatch or at least have already tested autosomal DNA. (There will NOT be an explanation about what is autosomal DNA.) Limit 14.

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

    Presenter: Kerry Farmer   Bookings essential: $35 members, $50 non-members

19 August 2016
  • Hands On Session - Friday 19 August 2016 10:00am - 01:00pm
    Hands On @379 - County Tyrone

    Join us for this Hands On computers session highlighting selected online sources and other material available for County Tyrone, and where it can be found in the SAG Library. Includes an hour to consult featured records. Limit 14.

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

    Presenters: Philippa Garnsey and Joan Healy   Bookings essential: $35 members, $50 non-members

16 September 2016
  • Hands On Session - Friday 16 September 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Hands On @379 - Google and other search engines

    Become a power user of the internet! Learn advanced search techniques to refine your searches and get the results that you want. Use features such as phrase search, Boolean and reverse image search. Limit 14

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

    Presenter: Judy Keena   Bookings essential: $35 members, $50 non-members

14 October 2016
  • Hands On Session - Friday 14 October 2016 10:00am - 01:00pm
    Hands On @379 - London and Middlesex

    A Hands On computers session highlighting selected online sources and other material available for London & Middlesex, and where it can be found in the SAG Library. Includes an hour to consult featured records. Limit 14.

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

    Presenters: Philippa Garnsey & Joan Healy   Bookings essential: $35 members, $50 non-members

11 November 2016
  • Hands On Session - Friday 11 November 2016 10:00am - 01:00pm
    Hands On @379 London & Middlesex

    A repeat of this popular session!

    A Hands On computers session highlighting selected online sources and other material available for London & Middlesex, and where it can be found in the SAG Library. Includes an hour to consult featured records. Limit 14.

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

    Presenters: Philippa Garnsey & Joan Healy   Bookings essential: $35 members, $50 non-members

20 January 2017
  • Hands On Session - Friday 20 January 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Hands On @ 379 - Blogging for family history

    Geneablogging is an excellent platform for sharing family stories and documenting your research journey. In this workshop Jill Ball will guide each participant in using free Blogger software from Google to set up a family history blog. 

    Note: This is a hands on computer session and computer skills are assumed. Limit 14.

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

    Presenter: Jill Ball   Bookings essential: $35 members, $50 non-members

21 January 2017
  • Hands On Session - Saturday 21 January 2017 01:30pm - 03:30pm
    Digitising your family history - Part 2 (workshop)

    This workshop will put into practice some of the tips from Part 1, with demonstrations and assistance. Participants should bring records with them to be digitised.

    This session is open only to people who attend Part 1 in the morning and is limited to 10 people.

    Further details will be provided to registrants closer to the date.

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

    Presenter: Jeff Madsen   Bookings essential: $10 members, $15 non-members

10 February 2017
  • Hands On Session - Friday 10 February 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Hands On @ 379 PRONI

    The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) is the official archive for Northern Ireland. Its records date largely from c.1600 to the present day. Learn how to navigate this website and utilise its wonderful resources.

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

    Presenter: Hilary Walker   Bookings essential: $35 members, $50 non-members

18 February 2017
  • Hands On Session - Saturday 18 February 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Digitising your family history workshop

    This workshop will put into practice some of the tips from the lecture on 21 January, but is now open to anyone who would like assistance with digitising. Participants should bring up to five records with them to be digitised, such as photographs, letters or certificates.  Limit 10.

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

    Presenter: Jeff Madsen   Bookings essential: $10 members, $15 non-members

17 March 2017
  • Hands On Session - Friday 17 March 2017 10:00am - 01:00pm
    Hands On @379 Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford

    A Hands On Computers session highlighting selected online sources and other material available for Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford, and where it can be found in the SAG Library. Includes an hour to consult featured records. Limit 14.

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

    Presenters: Philippa Garnsey & Joan Healy   Bookings essential: $35 members, $50 non-members

    Due to illness, this presentation has been CANCELLED. Anyone who has already registered will be contacted by email.

07 April 2017
  • Hands On Session - Friday 07 April 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Hands On @379 DNA AM Session

    Join us for a Hands On Computers session at the library. This session is ONLY for people who have already had a DNA test done with the company Family Tree DNA, using the tools that are available on that website for analysing DNA test results. Limit 14.

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

    Presenter:Kerry Farmer   Bookings essential: $35 members, $50 non-members

  • Hands On Session - Friday 07 April 2017 01:30pm - 03:30pm
    Hands On @379 DNA PM session

    Join us for a Hands On Computers session at the library. This session is ONLY for people who have already had a DNA test done with the company Family Tree DNA, using the tools that are available on that website for analysing DNA test results. Limit 14.

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

    Presenter:Kerry Farmer   Bookings essential: $35 members, $50 non-members

19 May 2017
  • Hands On Session - Friday 19 May 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Hands On @ 379 - Ancestry

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

    Presenter: Kerry Farmer   Bookings essential: $35 members, $50 non-members

    Learn how to access the vast amount of genealogical information held on the Ancestry website. Limit 14.

    An afternoon session will be run if there are sufficient bookings. Place your name on the waiting list and we’ll contact you if an afternoon session is to go ahead.

23 June 2017
  • Hands On Session - Friday 23 June 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Hands On @ 379 - Using the electronic resources in the SAG library

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

    Presenter: Lorraine Brothers   Bookings essential: $22 members only (special price)

    Did you know that the SAG library has a lot of resources in electronic format? Find out how to access such things as parish registers, family histories, cemetery records, funeral directors’ records, AGCI, journals, government gazettes, police gazettes and many more. Limit 14.

07 July 2017
  • Hands On Session - Friday 07 July 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Hands On @ 379 - Getting the best from TROVE

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

    Presenter: Jenny Higgins   Bookings essential: $35 members, $50 non-members

    The National Library of Australia has a vast database of online resources that could hold clues for your genealogy. Learn tips for searching newspapers; how to download copies; add tags and comments, and create lists. Limit 14.

    An afternoon session will be run if there are sufficient bookings. Place your name on the waiting list and we’ll contact you if an afternoon session is to go ahead.

  • Hands On Session - Friday 07 July 2017 01:30pm - 03:30pm
    Hands On @379 - Getting the best from TROVE

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

    Presenter: Jenny Higgins   Bookings essential: $35 members, $50 non-members

    The National Library of Australia has a vast database of online resources that could hold clues for your genealogy. Learn tips for searching newspapers; how to download copies; add tags and comments, and create lists. Limit 14.

14 July 2017
  • Hands On Session - Friday 14 July 2017 10:00am - 04:00pm
    Brick wall clinic - Australia

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

    By appointment, between 10am and 4pm   Bookings essential: $25, members only

    Get one-on-one help with your Australian family history brick wall. Appointments will be for 1.5 hours and include a half-hour consultation to analyse your problem and create a draft research plan, followed by one hour of one-on-one guided research in the SAG library (online and/or in SAG collections).

    Book online and you will then be allocated an appointment time. Attendees will be provided a template to submit a description of their problem prior to the day.

    Bookings close 4pm, 6th July.

28 July 2017
  • Hands On Session - Friday 28 July 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Hands On @ 379 - Using Excel for family history

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

    Presenter: Danielle Lautrec   Bookings essential: $35 members, $50 non-members

    Excel is a great tool for organising, analysing and presenting vast quantities of information, which makes it great for family history. Some prior knowledge of Excel is assumed, as the session will not cover the basics. Limit 14.

08 September 2017
  • Hands On Session - Friday 08 September 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Hands On @379 PowerPoint

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

    Presenter: Coral Shand   Bookings essential: $35 members, $50 non-members

    Learn how to use Microsoft PowerPoint to write, present and share the stories from your family history research. Limit 14.

03 November 2017
  • Hands On Session - Friday 03 November 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Hands On @379: Internet Archive

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

    Presenter: Michelle Patient   Bookings essential: $35 members, $50 non-members

    The Internet Archive is a huge maze of records and buried within various nooks and crannies are vaults of genealogy resources. As with other large sites and somewhat complex sites, these can be hard to navigate. Michelle will help you find ways within this maze and show you some computer tricks during this hands on workshop. Limit 14.

     

01 December 2017
  • Hands On Session - Friday 01 December 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Hands On @ 379: PRONI

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

    Presenter: Hilary Walker   Bookings essential: $35 members, $50 non-members

    The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) is the official archive for Northern Ireland. They date largely from c.1600 to the present day. Learn how to navigate this website and utilise its wonderful resources at this computer workshop. Limit 14.