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Webinar

This category contains the webinars organised by SAG.  You can find out more about participating in a webinar here.

01 August 2017
  • Webinar - Tuesday 01 August 2017 - Tuesday 31 October 2017 10:30am - 05:00pm
    Webinar Season Ticket - August-October 2017

    Only available until 7 August 2017.

    By booking a Webinar Season Ticket you will be able to view every standard webinar we hold between August-October, 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 webinars covered by the Season Ticket this quarter are:

    • Hoosier Daddy? social media, 23 Aug matinee
    • British criminal records, 4 Sept
    • Researching Australian military, 12 Sept
    • The Biographical Database of Australia, 16 Oct
    • High definition ancestry DNA testing by Living DNA, 26 Oct

    *** You will also be automatically booked into Handing on your family history (9 August), which is a free webinar for Family History Month

    Please note the Season Ticket does not cover virtual events or webfests - these have to be booked separately.

26 October 2017
  • Webinar - Thursday 26 October 2017 08:00pm - 09:00pm
    High definition ancestry DNA testing by Living DNA

    Location: Your place!

    Presenter: David Nicholson, Living DNA (UK)   Bookings essential: $12 members only

    Go behind the scenes with Living DNA and discover the journey your sample goes on, including the ultra-high definition methods that allow the team to not only pinpoint your ancestry into 21 regions of the UK but also discover how you can explore your ancestry at different points in history. Discover how each wave of migration has affected your ancestors and understand how this tool is proving incredibly useful for family history research. During the webinar David will also address the important issue of privacy and security of your genetic information.

06 November 2017
  • Webinar - Monday 06 November 2017 - Wednesday 31 January 2018 10:30am - 05:00pm
    Webinar Season ticket - November 2017 to January 2018

    Only available until 10am Monday 6 November 2017.

    By booking a Webinar Season Ticket you will be able to view every standard webinar we hold between November 2017 - January 2018, 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 webinars covered by the Season Ticket this quarter are: 

    • Breaking through Scottish brick walls, 8 November
    • Beyond the British Census, 27 November
    • Breaking down brick walls in a creative way, 4 December
    • Irish records, beyond the obvious, 9 January
    • Rookwood stories from beyond the grave, 22 January

    Please note the Season Ticket does not cover virtual events or webfests - these have to be booked separately.

08 November 2017
  • Webinar - Wednesday 08 November 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
    Breaking through Scottish brick walls

    Location: Your place!

    Presenter: Christine Woodcock   Bookings essential: $12 members only

    When you come to what you think is a dead end or a ‘brick wall’ in your Scottish research, step back and take a better look at the documents and what they are telling you about your ancestors. This webinar is primarily for Scottish research after 1855. Christine is a Canadian genealogist who specialises in Scottish research.

27 November 2017
  • Webinar - Monday 27 November 2017 08:00pm - 09:00pm
    Beyond the British Census

    Location: Your place!

    Presenter: Myko Clelland   Bookings essential: $12 members only

    Join Findmypast's British family historian Myko Clelland as we explore how we can go beyond core census records to go further back in time or replace missing records that keep telling our family story. Learn about the many other census surrogates created by our ancestors such as muster rolls, protestation returns, tax records, rate books, electoral and identity registers, trade directories and more - all the way back to the 1600s!

04 December 2017
  • Webinar - Monday 04 December 2017 08:00pm - 09:00pm
    Breaking down brick walls (in a creative way)!

    Location: Your place!

    Presenter: Kirsty Gray   Bookings essential: $12 members only

    How many brick walls are there in your family history? Have you ever tried breaking them down by looking more widely at the surname causing your problems.... Well, join Kirsty Gray, Chair of The Surname Society, who will share some tips and tricks for searching!

09 January 2018
  • Webinar - Tuesday 09 January 2018 08:00pm - 09:00pm
    Irish records: Beyond the obvious

    Location: Your place!

    Presenter: Roz McCutcheon, Irish Genealogical Research Society   Bookings essential: $12 members only

    After a brief summary of the best-known records, Roz will describe a host of lesser-known sources, coming up with novel solutions to break down the dreaded ‘brick walls’ in Irish genealogy. Following a brief foray into Irish history, pointing out some events which had great influence on the lives of ordinary people, Roz will examine the cases of several different families, mainly in the early 19th century, showing how a different approach can yield dividends in research.

22 January 2018
  • Webinar - Monday 22 January 2018 08:00pm - 09:00pm
    Rookwood stories from beyond the grave

    Location: Your place!

    Presenter: Ralph Hawkins   Bookings essential: $12 members only

    Gravestones and headstones are wonderful memorials and a great source of genealogical information. But what other sources are there? SAG Archives Officer Ralph Hawkins shares stories from beyond the grave, focusing on Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney’s largest suburban cemetery.