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Lecture - Thursday 27 April 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
Preparing for a visit to State Archives NSW

If you are coming along to the reading room at the Western Sydney Records Centre Kingswood on 3 May you should attend this session. It will show you how to search our guides, finding aids and website, how to place pre-orders and make the most of your time at Kingswood.

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

Presenter: John Cann, State Archives NSW   Bookings essential: $22 members, $35 non-members

Lecture - Thursday 18 May 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
Do the right thing - Etiquette and ethics for the family historian

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

Presenter: Jill Ball   Bookings essential: $22 members, $35 non-members

Family historians share and borrow information and resources. Conflicts can arise in dealing with other genealogists. This presentation will make suggestions for dealing with conflicts of interest, information sharing, copyright and plagiarism, and discuss general etiquette for interactions in the genealogy world.

Lecture - Thursday 15 June 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
Untying the knot: Divorce records in the NSW State Archives

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

Presenter: NSW State Archives   Bookings essential: $22 members, $35 non-members

This session will cover the vast array of records concerning divorce held as NSW State Archives. It will not only highlight the divorce case papers, but will also look at related records such as Court Reporting Office transcripts and Judges’ notebooks.

Lecture - Saturday 17 June 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
What does that say? Tips for reading old handwriting (Australia)

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

Presenter: Marilyn Rowan   Bookings essential: $22 members, $35 non-members

Marilyn Rowan has been deciphering old handwriting for over 30 years. She has been an Approved NSW BDM Transcription Agent for the last 22 years, transcribing nearly half a million records over that time. Along the way, she has decoded the many and varied quirks in 19th and 20th century certificates, along with other documents from earlier periods. Benefit from her knowledge as you gain some hands-on experience at interpreting what can sometimes feel like a foreign language!

Lecture - Thursday 22 June 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
The people of Millers Point, 1880-1930

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

Presenter: Gail Davis   Bookings essential: $22 members, $35 non-members

Presented by SAG and the Royal Australian Historical Society

This presentation will explore the lives of those who made their homes in Millers Point in the fifty year period between 1880 and 1930. It will explore a range of sources from the NSW State Archives.

Lecture - Saturday 01 July 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
Local history, local places

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

Presenters: Angela Phippen and Jeff Madsen   Bookings essential: $22 members, $35 non-members

Learn ways to find out what was happening in the local area when your ancestors lived there, where to locate local histories and maps, and how to incorporate these histories and maps into your family history.

Lecture - Thursday 06 July 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
Getting the most out of your SAG membership

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

Presenter: Danielle Lautrec   Bookings essential: $10 members, $20 non-members

Discover the benefits you receive as a SAG member, with tips for accessing special deals and services. Find out what’s new and what’s hidden in the basement.

Lecture - Saturday 08 July 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
GENUKI

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

Presenter: Heather Garnsey   Bookings essential: $22 members, $35 non-members

GENUKI is an important online reference library and web directory for UK and Ireland. Find out what it contains and get tips on how to use it.