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This category contains the Research & Software Group meetings organised by SAG

Research/Software Group - Saturday 29 April 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
DNA Research Group

The DNA Research Group is an ideal forum for both beginners and the more experienced to share practical ways to work with test results.

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

Convenor: Veronica Williams   Bookings essential: $10 members, $15 non-members

Research/Software Group - Thursday 11 May 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
Writing Discussion Group - The rocky road to publication

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

Presenter: Ann Beaumont   Bookings essential: $10 members, $15 non-members

From embryonic idea to a book in the hand is a long journey. Historian Ann will share with you the surprises, secrets, laughter, tears and sleepless nights she encountered along the way to producing her latest books A Light in the Window, Harper’s Mansion Berrima and A Man of Many Parts, the Life and Times of Edward Charles Close.

Research/Software Group - Saturday 13 May 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
Family Tree Maker User Group

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

Convenor: Larry Czarnik   Bookings essential: $10 members, $15 non-members

Join other users of this popular family history software program for insights, ideas and opportunities to share tips and ask questions.

Research/Software Group - Saturday 13 May 2017 01:30pm - 03:30pm
The Master Genealogist User Group

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

Convenor: Bruce Fairhall   Bookings essential: $10 members, $15 non-members

Bring along your laptops, your questions and your tips to share with other users for TMG.

Gerard will be exploring ways to move data between TMG and Family Historian, including modifications and caveats.  Rowan will be looking at data enhancement in TMG through the use of the new FamilySearch facilities, including family trees.

Research/Software Group - Saturday 20 May 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
New Zealand Research Group - Child's Play

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

Convenor: Pauline Weeks   Bookings essential: $10 members, $15 non-members

Researching children in 19th century New Zealand. Life, school, law and church will be the key areas of focus. See what records are available and how finding children can help you find their parents and family.

Research/Software Group - Saturday 27 May 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
English Research Group - Cemeteries in England

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

Convenor: Pauline Kettle   Bookings essential: $10 members, $15 non-members

Cemeteries in England underwent an enormous change around 1850 so why did this change occur?  This discussion will look into the reasons and include other aspects relating to burials, the past history of many cemeteries in London and other cities in England, and where records can be located.

Research/Software Group - Thursday 08 June 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
Writing Discussion Group - Back to basics 2: Stop procrastinating

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

Presenter: Pat Rogerson   Bookings essential: $10 members, $15 non-members

More than a collection of names and dates, it is the stories behind them that make family history come alive - so stop procrastinating and start writing NOW. Pat, a published author, will show you how she does it.

Research/Software Group - Saturday 24 June 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
Legacy Software Group

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

Convenor: Beverly Hyssett   Bookings essential: $10 members, $15 non-members

Discover ways to maximise the benefits of this family history software program. Learn from others, share tips and ask questions.

Research/Software Group - Thursday 13 July 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm
Writing Discussion Group - Back to Basics 3: Inserting photos

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

Presenter: Alison Meldrum   Bookings essential: $10 members, $15 non-members

Enhance your story with photos and scanned documents - see how to insert them into text, resize and caption them, move and keep them with related text.