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Lecture

This category contains the lectures organised by SAG

28 September 2017
  • Lecture - Thursday 28 September 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Preparing for a visit to 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

    If you are coming along to the reading room at the Western Sydney Records Centre Kingswood on 18 October you should attend this session. It will show you how to search the guides, finding aids and website, how to place pre-orders and make the most of your time at Kingswood. The session will also be relevant for people who have not been to the State Archives before and want to prepare for a visit on their own time.

07 October 2017
  • Lecture - Saturday 07 October 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Primary sources for early Sydney

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

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

    Contemporary records such as letters and journals provide historical context about the lives of those living in early Sydney and if you are lucky they may mention your family. This session will examine some of the key sources and where you can find them.

14 October 2017
  • Lecture - Saturday 14 October 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Don't waste time! Getting and staying organised with your research

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

    Presenter: Jennie Fairs   Bookings essential: $22 members, $35 non-members

    Every year most of us make at least one requisite New Year resolution. For those undertaking genealogy it is usually about getting more organised in chasing up our research or becoming better at organising our finds. The session will be examining aids that will help you organise your research.

16 November 2017
  • Lecture - Thursday 16 November 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
    On the hunt for gold

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

    Presenter: Tiphanee Athans   Bookings essential: $22 members, $35 non-members

    Did your ancestors seek their fortunes on the goldfields of Australia and New Zealand?  In this session, you will learn about the migration patterns of your fortune-seeking ancestors and discover resources to help track them down.

23 November 2017
  • Lecture - Thursday 23 November 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Understanding and evaluating sources

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

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

    How do you know that the sources you are using for your family history are trustworthy and accurate? How can you extract the maximum information from a source and use it as evidence for your conclusions? How do you record information about the sources for analysis and citation purposes? This lecture will examine a variety of source types including books, manuscripts, maps, pictures and websites.

07 December 2017
  • Lecture - Thursday 07 December 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Burials in Sydney 1788-1820

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

    Presenter: Cathy Dunn   Bookings essential: $22 members, $35 non-members

    Learn about the history of the Old Sydney Burial Ground (today the Sydney Town Hall) and the discovery of its graves and headstones. Who is buried there - from convicts to free settlers and members of the NSW Corps. Historian Cathy Dunn will take you back in time and review the records and sources of deaths and burials.

09 December 2017
  • Lecture - Saturday 09 December 2017 01:30pm - 03:30pm
    Connection to your European ancestors through DNA

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

    Presenter: David Nicholson, Living DNA   Bookings essential: $22 members, $35 non-members

    The majority of those who have tested their DNA are in the United States. Living DNA is the only European headquartered global DNA testing firm. The result is an increasing number of people being tested in Europe who are ready to connect to their cousins. Discover what is possible, the unique challenges with connection to European cousins and how Living DNA is helping address these.

11 January 2018
  • Lecture - Thursday 11 January 2018 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 (special price)

    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.

13 January 2018
  • Lecture - Saturday 13 January 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    40 Years of family history

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

    Presenter: Martyn Killion   Bookings essential: $22 members, $35 non-members

    Join our President, Martyn Killion as he reflects on 40 years of his own family history adventure. Hear about the lessons learnt and the tips and tricks along the way that will help you with your own research.

18 January 2018
  • Lecture - Thursday 18 January 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Maps and chaps - Researching people and places online from Land and Property Information, NSW

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

    Presenter: Terry Kass   Bookings essential: $22 members, $35 non-members

    Property research starts with a map but family history starts with an index. Land title records not only record property details. People, families and businesses can be traced through them. Many of these records are now online. Historian Terry Kass will demonstrate the range of records available to family historians on their home computer.

20 January 2018
  • Lecture - Saturday 20 January 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Family history fundamentals

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

    Presenter: Melissa Hulbert   Bookings essential: $22 members, $35 non-members

    This session will cover the fundamental skills required to research your family history, such as getting started, charting a tree, planning your research, citing sources and more. It will suit both beginners and those who have been researching for a while but need guidance about ways to make their research more effective.