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

26 March 2018
  • Webinar - Monday 26 March 2018 07:30pm - 09:30pm
    Exploring your DNA results

    Location: Your place!

    Presenter: Louise Coakley   Bookings essential: $20 members only

    In this extended webinar, genetic genealogist Louise Coakley will demonstrate a range of practical techniques and tools for exploring your DNA results and incorporating them into your family history research.

09 April 2018
  • Webinar - Monday 09 April 2018 08:00pm - 09:00pm
    Somerset Archives

    Location: Your place!

    Presenter: Esther Hoyle   Bookings essential: $12 members only

    Esther Hoyle, Senior Archivist at Somerset Archives in the UK, will provide an overview of the resources available to research your family history in Somerset.

17 April 2018
  • Webinar - Tuesday 17 April 2018 08:00pm - 09:00pm
    Nobblers, Cracksmen, Coiners and more: Researching criminals in England

    Location: Your place!

    Presenter: Helen V. Smith   Bookings essential: $12 members only

    Apart from the convicts sent to the Australian colonies, there were many convicts left in England. Knowledge of the crimes, levels of court, how they worked and varied over time, and the punishments involved, will help you research both your Australian convict ancestors and also your ancestors who served time or were executed in England.

01 May 2018
  • Webinar - Tuesday 01 May 2018 - Tuesday 31 July 2018 10:30am - 09:00pm
    Webinar season ticket - May to July 2018

    Only available until 10am Thursday 3 May.

    By booking a Webinar Season Ticket you will be able to view every standard webinar we hold between May-July, 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. Each season you'll get one webinar free - so this quarter you get five webinars for the price of four, saving $12.

    The webinars covered by the Season Ticket this quarter are:

      • Using DNA to identify biological family, 8 May
      • British in Jamaica, 16 May
      • Copyright for genealogists, 19 June
      • English parish registers, 24 July
      • BDM fundamentals for England and Wales, 30 July

08 May 2018
  • Webinar - Tuesday 08 May 2018 08:00pm - 09:00pm
    Using DNA to identify biological family

    Location: Your place!

    Presenter: Louise Coakley   Bookings essential: $12 members only

    Unknown parentage has previously prevented many people from researching their ancestry. Advances in DNA technology, now mean that, adoptees, donor conceived, foundlings, war babies, child migrants, orphans, or anyone with unknown parents or grandparents, have a chance at learning who they are and where they come from. Louise Coakley will show you how to get started.

16 May 2018
  • Webinar - Wednesday 16 May 2018 08:00pm - 09:00pm
    British in Jamaica

    Location: Your place!

    Presenter: Danielle Lautrec   Bookings essential: $12, Members only

    Pirates, slavery, rum and a good Oxford education. The British were in Jamaica for over 200 years and they have many Australian descendants. Learn about the history, the records and where to find them; and get research hints. The focus is on online sources covering the period 1655-1840.

19 June 2018
  • Webinar - Tuesday 19 June 2018 08:00pm - 09:00pm
    Copyright for genealogists

    Location: Your place!

    Presenter: Jessica Coates   Bookings essential: $12, Members only

    Jessica Coates of the Australian Libraries Copyright Committee will provide a brief background on copyright law, what it means to you as a genealogist, and how it can be a tool that works for you.

24 July 2018
  • Webinar - Tuesday 24 July 2018 08:00pm - 09:00pm
    English Parish Registers

    Location: Your place!

    Presenter: Helen V. Smith   Bookings essential: $12, Members only

    Church of England parish registers recording baptisms, marriages and burials are a genealogical treasure, particularly prior to civil registration in 1837. While a 1538 decree stated these events were to be recorded, compliance was not consistent and so exist variable starting dates of parish records but most by 1600s. Legislation meant registers evolved in what was required to be recorded. Parish registers and the consequent Bishop’s Transcripts an essential tool in English genealogical research.

30 July 2018
  • Webinar - Monday 30 July 2018 08:00pm - 09:00pm
    BDM Fundamentals for England and Wales

    Location: Your place!

    Presenter: Heather Garnsey   Bookings essential: $12, Members only

    Learn how to use the different indexes now available for English and Welsh birth, death & marriage records 1837 onwards. See how they differ and what the strengths and weaknesses of each are, and understand why you don’t always find what you are looking for.