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EVENTS

We run an extensive program of lectures, workshops, tours and group meetings which are open to everyone. We also hold member-only webinars and members receive a discount on our events.

ONLINE DELIVERY: All of our events are currently being delivered online using Zoom or GOTO MEETING. 

Online bookings can close early to support administrative requirements, however, late bookings may be made by calling the office during office hours on (02) 9247 3953 or sending an email to admin[at]sag.org.au.

With the exception of some DNA events where there may be privacy issues, all of our online sessions are recorded, so even if you cannot attend at the scheduled time you can still book and receive the recording.  

Most of our events are open to non-members as well as members. However, non-members will pay a bit more and season tickets remain available only to members. 

Registration types: The member category is used by members of the Society. Members must be logged in to make a booking. The complimentary category used by volunteers or new members if they receive an offer of a free event, and by presenters of the sessions. Everyone else should book using the non-member category.

Multiple event registrations: Please see this link for how to register for two or more events and pay once online.

Upcoming events

    • 14 Jun 2021
    • 8 Nov 2021
    • 6 sessions
    • Your place!
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    We’re starting a new group for fifteen presenters and participants in the “Analysing your AncestryDNA results” program to work together to develop their skills and tell their family history stories using Blogger. You can find out more about the group here-

    https://sagbloggerdna.blogspot.com/p/about-our-group.html

    So if you’re a participant in the program and you’re using Blogger, why not think about joining us. The numbers are limited as we’re aiming to take a very hands on approach during the sessions. Please email any questions to admin[at]ag.org.au.

    We’ll meet for an hour from 8pm on the second Monday of each month unless this clashes with other scheduled SAG activities. We’ll then look for an alternative time with members.

    Convenors: Julie Simpson and Christine Woodlands

    • 7 Jul 2021
    • 1 Dec 2021
    • 6 sessions
    • Your place!
    • 80
    Register

    Why not join Michelle Patient and her expert Ancestry guests on the first Wednesday each month for some tips, tricks and time for your questions on anything to do with the Ancestry website and the services it provides.

    Members can book a Season Ticket and receive six meetings at a discounted price of $25, saving $5. Non-members pay $75, a saving of $15.

    The meeting dates covered by this ticket are: 7 July, 4 August, 1 September, 6 October, 3 November and 1 December.

    Are you struggling with a particular part of the Ancestry website? Is there a new feature or record set you would like to know more about? Questions for the Ancestry Tips session can be submitted in advance by clicking on this  link  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SAG_Ancestry_Tips_Advance_Question

    These sessions will be held on the ZOOM platform.

    You can attend the meetings live or watch the recordings later.

    You book and pay once. We'll send you a reminder and the joining links 3 days before each session. If you book part way through the season you will receive a link to the recordings of any sessions you have missed.


    Skill level: All     Presenter:  Michelle Patient (SAG member and Ancestry ProGenealogist contractor)

    • 8 Jul 2021
    • 9 Dec 2021
    • 6 sessions
    • Your place
    • 20
    Registration is closed

    Members can book a group ticket and receive six meetings of The Storytellers, SAG's writing group, at a discounted price of $60, saving $12. The meeting dates covered by this ticket are: 8 July, 12 August, 9 September, 14 October, 11 November and 9 December.

    These next six months focus on writing stories, be they presented by PowerPoint, in verse, a quick ‘flash’ story or any other form, you will have three opportunities to share your writing. We will also have three presenters, author Sarah Luke, Leonie Bell and Jennie Fairs. Leonie will show us how we can make our PowerPoint stories zing and tell the story, without us having to read out every slide. Jennie will give us a talk on perfecting how we can use Microsoft Word to do headings, create an index and generate a list of contents, so that our writing is polished and ready for publication.

    Come and join us, new members are always welcome.

    These sessions will be held on the ZOOM platform.

    You can attend the meetings live or watch the recordings later.

    You book and pay once. We'll set you up in each session and send you the joining links.

    Bookings close 8 July 2021.

    • 5 Aug 2021
    • 2 Jun 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • Your place!
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Ongoing forum for SAG members who have attended the Analysing Your AncestryDNA Course.

    A series of meetings have been planned for participants of the Summer 2021 program who are interested in continuing to work with each other on developing their skill in "starting to solve their DNA dilemmas".

    FOCUS OF SESSIONS: Changes to the AncestryDNA platform and participants sharing case studies with and without brick walls!

    DURATION: 1.5 hours on Zoom on the first Thursday of alternative months starting on 5 August 2021 from 7.30pm to 9pm - February, April, June, August, October, December.

    COST: You need to be a current SAG member to be part of the group. The annual cost (on top of SAG membership) is $60 and this covers the 6 sessions.

    PARTICIPANTS: Open to anyone who have attended the “Analysing your AncestryDNA” program and is a current member of the SAG.

    Group Leader: Christine Woodlands

    • 14 Aug 2021
    • 13 Nov 2021
    • 4 sessions
    • Your place
    • 55
    Registration is closed

    Members can book a Family Tree Maker Group Ticket and receive four meetings at a discounted price of $40, saving $8. The meeting dates covered by this ticket are the morning and afternoon sessions on August 14 and November 13. 

    You can attend the meetings live or watch the recordings later.

    You book and pay once. we will send you the joining links 3 days before each date the sessions are one.

    Topics for 14 August sessions:

    AM Session - Using FTM with Charting Companion V7 (including DNA charts & reports) - Helene Shepherd

    PM Session - Let's talk about what's new in FTM (esp Tree Vault Cloud Services with a side of privacy) - Larry Czarnik

    Please note, these meetings will  now be held using the Zoom platform. While there will be a different joining link for each session, the link for the AM and PM sessions on each of the two dates will be in the same reminder email.


    • 25 Aug 2021
    • 24 Nov 2021
    • 4 sessions
    • Your place!
    • 323
    Register

    Are you ready to take your DNA results to the next level using chromosome analysis? Do you have your DNA data at a site with a chromosome browser and want to understand how to work with your results?

    Veronica Williams is offering a 4 webinar series designed to assist you to understand how to work with chromosome information. The webinars can be viewed individually but are best viewed as a series. Later webinars will build on concepts discussed in earlier sessions.

    Further details can be found by clicking here

    This series is suitable for intermediate DNA researchers. Whilst some foundation concepts will be discussed in Part 1 later modules will assume knowledge of basic DNA concepts and tools. To fully benefit from this series participants should already be familiar with most of the points outlined in ''Starting to work with your DNA results - the basics"

    Analysing your DNA using chromosome analysis is a four part webinar series. Book using this event listing if you want to attend  all four of the sessions at the discount price of $40 members, $70 non-members.

    Skill Level: Intermediate  Presenter: Veronica Williams

    • 2 Sep 2021
    • 21 Oct 2021
    • 5 sessions
    • Your place
    • 76
    Registration is closed

    By booking a Webinar Season Ticket you will be able to view a selection of webinars we hold between August 2021 - October 2021, either live or by watching the recording later. You book and pay once. We'll send you the link to join each session 3 days before the event.

    In addition you'll get one webinar free - so this quarter you get 5 for the price of 4.

    The webinars included are:

    • 2 Sept 2021 Freemason Records, Robert Hamilton
    • 7 Sept 2021 Palaeography, Jenny Joyce
    • 16 Sept 2021 The Dictation Test, Dr Michael Williams
    • 12 Oct 2021 Bankruptcy and Insolvency Records, NSW State Archives
    • 21 Oct 2021 New datasets in the Biographical Database of Australia, Michael Flynn


    Only available until 2 September 2021

    • 18 Sep 2021
    • 25 Sep 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • Your place!
    • 484
    Register

    Emma Bulfin and Sonia Martinez from Fareloom will take you through the process of collecting and curating family recipes to make a family cookbook. They will then show you how to go about publishing these in a cookbook in either hardcopy or digital format.

    Session 1: Saturday 18 September 10.00am - 11.30am

    Additionally the presenters are available for questions/discussion after the session from 11.30am-12.00pm

    Session 1 will discuss why family cookbooks are important, what do we learn about ourselves with family recipes and stories, learn how to gather food stories through experiences and memories, how to interview someone about their food story, what role traditions have played in the formation of memories and experiences and collecting recipes and working with formatting challenges.

    Session 2: Saturday 25 September 10.00am-11.30am

    Additionally the presenters are available for questions/discussion after the session from 11.30am-12.00pm

    Session 2 will cover how to record and organise our information and what format to use for publishing a cookbook that will be suitable for your situation: electronic, on line, or physical formats. We will provide you some ideas, sources and templates for this process prior to this session.

    NOTE: These sessions are designed to be interactive. Whilst they will be recorded attendees will obtain the most value from the workshop sessions if they attend live.

    If you have a family recipe that you would like to receive specific assistance with please email the recipe in advance to education@sag.org.au with the words "Fareloom workshop recipe" in the subject line.

    Skill level: All Presenters: Emma Bulfin and Sonia Martinez, Fareloom

    • 21 Sep 2021
    • 28 Sep 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • Your place
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    If you're interested in learning the basics of "blogging" your family history why not join this short program. We're enthusiastic amateur bloggers who use the Google based "Blogger".

    In the first session, we'll show you how to create your Google Account and access Blogger. We'll talk about different ways of organising blogs to tell your family stories. On-line demonstration will show how to set up a blog and use "pages" and "post" in your blog. We'll have instructions that you can use before the next session to start your own blog. You can also join a Facebook group to ask questions between the sessions.

    In the second session, we'll take the next step by looking at the many options available within Blogger to personalise your blog. On-line demonstrations will again be used.

    There'll be plenty of time for questions in both sessions.

    Once you have registered please complete four short questions about communication preferences by clicking here

    As this is a new course a maximum of 20 places are available and it will only be offered to SAG members on this occasion.

    This course will be held using the GoToMeeting platform and will NOT be recorded. Please only register if you are able to attend live.

    Skill level: Beginner     Presenters: Julie Simpson and Christine Woodlands


    • 22 Sep 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Your place!
    • 85
    Register

    Module 2 - Organising your DNA data and determining match groups

    Are you ready to take your DNA results to the next level using chromosome analysis? Do you have your DNA data at a site with a chromosome browser and want to understand how to work with your results?

    Veronica Williams is offering a 4 webinar series designed to assist you to understand how to work with chromosome information. The webinars can be viewed individually but are best viewed as a series. Later webinars will build on concepts discussed in earlier sessions.

    Further details can be found by clicking here

    This series is suitable for intermediate DNA researchers. Whilst some foundation concepts will be discussed in Part 1 later modules will assume knowledge of basic DNA concepts and tools. To fully benefit from this series participants should already be familiar with most of the points outlined in ''Starting to work with your DNA results - the basics"

    Analysing your DNA using chromosome analysis is a four part webinar series. Book using this event listing if you just want to attend this session. If you want to book for all four of the sessions with the course discount of $40 members, $70 non-members, please book using the event called WEBINAR: Analysing your DNA using chromosome analysis - FULL SERIES

    Skill Level: Intermediate  Presenter: Veronica Williams

    • 23 Sep 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Your Place!
    • 271
    Register

    Do you have ancestors from Lancashire? Many Australians of British descent can trace at least some of their ancestors to this county that was a major commercial and industrial region during the period of the industrial revolution.  

    Join Archivist Victoria McCann from Lancashire Archives as she outlines what is available at the archives, which are located in Preston, Lancashire, and how they can help you progress your research. The archive includes material covering the pre-1974 county of Lancashire - the historic County Palatine of Lancaster - which stretched from South Lakeland to Liverpool, Manchester and Warrington. 

    Skill level: All      Presenter: Victoria McCann, Lancashire Archives

    • 25 Sep 2021
    • 2 Oct 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • Your place!
    • 455
    Register

    Want to share your family history stories but struggle with PowerPoint?

    With many Family History Societies using virtual software for their meetings and to share their family history stories, knowing how to put together a basic PowerPoint presentation has become essential knowledge as well as a great way to share stories with family and friends.

    This two-part course will start with the basics of how to put together a presentation including basic backgrounds, text, images and simple animation. In the second part we look at ways to make your presentation standout such as advanced backgrounds, animation, video and sound.

    At the end of the course you will have a personalised presentation and the opportunity to present at the Friday Hang Out with the SAG members event.

    This is a hands-on workshop delivered via Zoom. You should have PowerPoint software installed on your computer (ideally not the online version as some functionality can be lost with some versions).

    Pre-work is required for both sessions.

    No prior knowledge of PowerPoint is required.

    This course will be recorded for those who are unable to attend live.


    Skill level: Beginner-Intermediate     Presenter:  Melissa Hulbert

    • 27 Sep 2021
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Your place!
    • 496
    Register

    Please note new start time - 7:30pm

    At this month's Let's Talk About... we will be discussing Scandinavian research. Our guest presenter is genealogist Steinar Johansen, who specialises in Northern European research. Steinar will discuss records from Denmark and Sweden.

    Steinar will be joined by SAG members Kerry Farmer, Jeff Madsen and Andrew Redfern who will give you an short insight into their experiences researching ancestors from Norway, Denmark and Finland respectively.

    The "Let's Talk About..." series is a free members only event that will be held on the last Monday of every month. Audience participation will be a focus of these events, so please bring your questions!

    Each month will feature a different topic and the presenters will vary. 

    Do you have a question you are desperate to have answered? Why not submit it in advance. Click on the link to send us your question now https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SAG-Talk-about-question

    Please note: Members will need to be logged into the website to register.

    This is an online session using the ZOOM platform.

    • 2 Oct 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Your place
    • 466
    Register

    At our July group meeting we delved into four English counties, learning about their history, flags and County Days. This was such a popular topic we will be continuing the theme with some different counties at our October meeting.

    The Counties being discussed will be Sussex (East & West) and Wiltshire.

    Sue Stenning will let us know about what an Online Parish Clerk does and what's usually available.

    Kerry Farmer will then continue our theme around BDMs with an introduction to Parish Registers and pre Civil Registration research.

    Some relevant links to websites for research on English records and for research in the Counties covered will be provided.

    We will also have plenty of time for a Q&A.

    There are two ways to ask questions:

    1. Before the meeting by clicking here, and

    2. Via the Chat Box any time during the meeting.

    Suitable for the beginner as well as the more experienced researcher.

    This is an online session using the Zoom platform.

    Skill level: All     Convenor: English Research Group Leaders

    • 9 Oct 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Your place!
    • 3
    Register

    Join well-known family historian and published author, Dr Betty O’Neill for a one-day introductory workshop on Writing Family History held online.

    Are you curious about your ancestors? Do you have a fascinating great-aunt you’d like to write about? Or maybe some lost relatives, secrets, lies or family mysteries to investigate? Betty’s questioning and researching turned out to be a bit of a detective story and yours could too. 

    We have also made Betty's book, The Other Side of Absence: Discovering my father's secrets, available in the SAG Bookshop at: https://www.sag.org.au/Sys/Store/Products/257411

    The workshop will be limited to 16 participants.

    Please note: This workshop will not be recorded.

    For further information about the workshop please  click here

    To read SAG's Refund Policy for event registrations please click here

    • 11 Oct 2021
    • 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Your Place!
    • 427
    Register

    FREE WEBINAR - Members Only

    Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of Findmypast initiative SAG members are invited to join well known Irish genealogist and Findmypast Strategic Initiatives Manager, Brian Donovan, for a free webinar 

    Some of the great untapped resources for Irish genealogy are the records of the police, courts, prisons and army. This webinar will delve into how these records can be used to develop your family history.

    This webinar will not be recorded, please only register if you are able to attend live.


    Skill level: Intermediate      Presenter: Brian Donovan, Findmypast

    • 12 Oct 2021
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Your Place!
    • 334
    Register

    Join the staff of NSW State Archives and Records for an outline of the types of records that were created about our ancestors when things went wrong financially.

    State Archives holds a number of series of records relating to insolvency and bankruptcy, predominantly for the years prior to 1928. These records contain a wealth of details about our ancestors lives and can help to explain why a families circumstances or abode may have changed.

    The wonderful staff at State Archives will explain not only what records they hold on this topic, but also how to access them.

    This webinar is part of the August - October Season Ticket.

    • 12 Oct 2021
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Your place
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Christine will share her "Top 10" techniques for working with AncestryDNA. This session is ideal for those who are taking a first look at their AncestryDNA test or thinking about testing at AncestryDNA.

    Demonstrations and case studies will be featured in the session. There'll be plenty of time for questions. Reference material will be available after the session.

    To get the most out of your results, we recommend you consider joining the wait list for "Analysing your Ancestry DNA results" which will commence later this year or early in 2022. You can do this by locating the listing on SAG's website events page for the current running of this course and clicking on "join waitlist".

    This session is limited to 25 participants.

    This session will conducted on through Zoom and will not be recorded. Participants should be available at the advertised time.


    Skill level: Beginner  Presenter: Christine Woodlands 

    • 13 Oct 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Your Place!
    • 309
    Register

    Have you tested your DNA at MyHeritage or uploaded your DNA data to this website and not sure what to do next?

    This webinar will provide an introduction to the MyHeritage DNA website, exploring each of its main features and taking a look at the power of the chromosome browser in assisting to identify DNA matches that share common segments and common ancestors.

    The concept of ‘segment triangulation’ at MyHeritage will be explained with examples identifying how to locate triangulated groups. Participants will have the opportunity to learn how this valuable website can help them to take their DNA results to the next level.

    The scheduling of this session has been timed to complement the series of webinars on chromosome analysis being presented by Veronica Williams, however, anyone is welcome to attend.

    There will be time for participants to ask questions.

    Skill Level: Beginner-Intermediate  Presenter: Barbara McAlary

    • 14 Oct 2021
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Your place
    • 485
    Register

    Polishing your stories with Microsoft Word, by Jennie Fairs.

    Jennie will show us how using Word we can format headings, generate and automatic list of contents, create an automatic index, etc. Give your writing the professional touch with these and other useful features in Word.

    Come and join us.

    This is an open forum for all members to join in.


    This event will be held via the ZOOM Platform.

    Skill Level: All     Convenor: Lilian Magill

    • 16 Oct 2021
    • 11 Dec 2021
    • 3 sessions
    • Your place
    • 357
    Register

    Just started your family history or need a refresher? The Family History Fundamentals course is a three part online course being held on Saturdays 16 October, 27 November and 11 December, from 130pm-3.30pm.

    Participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

    The course will include an e-workbook for each of the three sessions which includes exercises, templates, checklists and list of resources.

    Skill level: All     Presenter:  Danielle Lautrec

    Part 1: Getting Started Saturday 16 October 1.30pm-3.30pm. The first of the three-part session primarily uncovers the principles of family history research, with a particular emphasis on understanding the diversity between types of sources. The session will demonstrate numerous forms of charting and the necessary information required for each. It will then demonstrate search techniques, including reference to diverse repositories and instruction on how to best utilise them your research. To end, the session will discuss the importance of appropriate research planning as well as methods to achieve success.   

    Part 2: Analysing the evidence Saturday 27 November 1.30pm-3.30pm. Part two will enhance the theoretical grounding gathered from part one as it focuses on the practical aspects of genealogy. A detailed breakdown of source analysis will demonstrate how to recognise errors and overcome research challenges, ensuring that the sources help your research to its full potential. The session will also cover handwriting analysis and increase your problem-solving capabilities.  

    Part 3: Documenting and presenting Saturday 11 December 1.30pm-3.30pm. Part three is focussed on how to share your discoveries with other researchers, including: charts, software, reports, books and online, allowing you to choose a method that best suits you. This session differentiates between documentation and presentation, and what is required in the correct execution of both. An important final step is how to ensure your citation process is as easy as can be. 

    Book using this listing if you wish to attend all three sessions at the discounted price.

    • 16 Oct 2021
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Your place
    • 99
    Register

    Just started your family history or need a refresher? This session will cover the principles of family history research, types of sources and repositories, charting, search techniques and research planning.

    Family History Fundamentals is a three part course. Book using this event listing if you just want to attend this session. If you want to book for all three of the sessions with the course discount of $60 members, $90 non-members, please book using the event called WEBINAR: Family History Fundamentals - All Sessions Package.

    Skill level: All     Presenter:  Danielle Lautrec

    • 16 Oct 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Your place
    • 476
    Register

    Expand your knowledge of this useful tool as it pertains to family history research. Bring Evernote into your research workflows to assist you in the collection of the data that makes up your family history. Make use of templates for commonly generated notes; create individual research journals; checklists; using tags to more easily collate common information.


    Skill level: Intermediate     Presenter:  Graham Walter

    • 20 Oct 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Your place!
    • 96
    Register

    Module 3 - Determining your MRCA from triangulated chromosome groups

    Are you ready to take your DNA results to the next level using chromosome analysis? Do you have your DNA data at a site with a chromosome browser and want to understand how to work with your results?

    Veronica Williams is offering a 4 webinar series designed to assist you to understand how to work with chromosome information. The webinars can be viewed individually but are best viewed as a series. Later webinars will build on concepts discussed in earlier sessions.

    Further details can be found by clicking here

    This series is suitable for intermediate DNA researchers. Whilst some foundation concepts will be discussed in Part 1 later modules will assume knowledge of basic DNA concepts and tools. To fully benefit from this series participants should already be familiar with most of the points outlined in ''Starting to work with your DNA results - the basics"

    Analysing your DNA using chromosome analysis is a four part webinar series. Book using this event listing if you just want to attend this session. If you want to book for all four of the sessions with the course discount of $40 members, $70 non-members, please book using the event called WEBINAR: Analysing your DNA using chromosome analysis - FULL SERIES

    Skill Level: Intermediate  Presenter: Veronica Williams

    • 21 Oct 2021
    • 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Your Place!
    • 346
    Register
    Join historian, author and Biographical Database of Australia (BDA) Board Member Michael Flynn for an introduction to the BDA and a discussion of all the latest datasets that have been added to this valuable resource in 2021.

    The BDA is a research tool for historians and genealogists comprising transcripts & indexes of original records and published biographies of deceased individuals who arrived, or were born in, Australia.

    This webinar is part of the August - October Season Ticket.

    • 23 Oct 2021
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Your place
    • 491
    Register

    Receiving your test results is an exciting time but it can quickly become confusing. This session will look at the different types of tests available, which one is right for you and which companies do these tests. We will look at some basics to help you understand and interpret your matches and there will be plenty of time for questions so you can start finding those new cousins!

    This is an online session using the ZOOM platform.

    It will NOT be recorded due to privacy reasons, so you should only book if you can attend live.


    Skill level: Beginners     Presenter: Melissa Hulbert    

    Note: Members need to be logged in to the site to make an event booking.

    • 28 Oct 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Your place
    • 391
    Register

    This webinar will examine strategies for focussing your research efforts to save yourself time and increase the likelihood of research success. Learn how to set goals, clarify your research questions and establish priorities; and discover a range of useful tools, such as research plans and checklists, to suit different research styles and research interests. This will be an interactive session, so bring along examples of your research problems.

    This webinar is recommended for anyone undertaking the SAG certificate or Diploma courses

      Skill level: All     Presenter:  Danielle Lautrec


    • 30 Oct 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Your place
    • 469
    Register

    On Saturday 30 October we will be hosting a virtual conference focusing on tracing ancestors from Central European countries and how SAG and other organisations can support your own related research. There will be a range of international presenters from around Europe, most presenting live on the day. Links to additional pre-recorded presentations will also be provided to all attendees. 

    There are breaks between presentations and recordings will be available to all who register. There will be presentations focusing on Poland, Germany, Ashkenazi Jewish, The Netherlands and more. 

    The full program and speaker biographies will available soon.

    • 11 Nov 2021
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Your place
    • 497
    Register

    Remembrance Day. Women who Served or are Serving.

    Women are sometimes forgotten when we write up ‘war stories.’ Today being Remembrance Day, tell us about the women, in your family who served or who might still be serving. Please let Lilian know if you have a story to share at mailto:lhabberton2000@yahoo.com.au

    Come and join us.

    This is an open forum for all members to join in.


    This event will be held via the ZOOM Platform.

    Skill Level: All     Convenor: Lilian Magill

    • 16 Nov 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Your Place!
    • 479
    Register

    Get together with others who have ancestors from any part of Ireland, or just have a research interest in those areas. Discuss research strategies and resources, and swap ideas and knowledge.

    If you would like to submit a question in advance click here. Please submit your question at least three (3) days before the event.

     All welcome.

    This is an online session using the Zoom platform.

    Skill level: All     Convenor: Marianne Spencer Young

    Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

    • 20 Nov 2021
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Your place
    • 496
    Register

    Topic: To be advised closer to date

    Get together with others who have ancestors from Jamaica, Barbados and other localities within the Caribbean, or just have a research interest in those areas. Discuss research strategies and resources, and swap ideas and knowledge.

     All welcome.

    This is an online session using the Zoom platform.

    Skill level: All     Convenor: Danielle Lautrec

    • 24 Nov 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Your place!
    • 97
    Register

    Module 4 - Confirming your genetic research and mapping your genome

    Are you ready to take your DNA results to the next level using chromosome analysis? Do you have your DNA data at a site with a chromosome browser and want to understand how to work with your results?

    Veronica Williams is offering a 4 webinar series designed to assist you to understand how to work with chromosome information. The webinars can be viewed individually but are best viewed as a series. Later webinars will build on concepts discussed in earlier sessions.

    Further details can be found by clicking here

    This series is suitable for intermediate DNA researchers. Whilst some foundation concepts will be discussed in Part 1 later modules will assume knowledge of basic DNA concepts and tools. To fully benefit from this series participants should already be familiar with most of the points outlined in ''Starting to work with your DNA results - the basics"

    Analysing your DNA using chromosome analysis is a four part webinar series. Book using this event listing if you just want to attend this session. If you want to book for all four of the sessions with the course discount of $40 members, $70 non-members, please book using the event called WEBINAR: Analysing your DNA using chromosome analysis - FULL SERIES

    Skill Level: Intermediate  Presenter: Veronica Williams

    • 27 Nov 2021
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Your place
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    Each of the countries that make up the United Kingdom carry out a census every ten years. Census records over 100 years old are publicly available for genealogists to search and are a vital source of information for ancestors from the British Isles.

    The questions asked vary from country to country and census to census. There are also gaps in the records and, in the case of Ireland, only snippets survive for census' carried out prior to 1901. You will find the censuses available on several websites, sometimes including images and sometimes only transcriptions, sometimes free and sometimes not. You will learn how to take best advantage of the different ways of access.

    Join SAG Board member and the Chair of the Education Committee, Kerry Farmer, together with fellow Education Committee member Jennie Fairs as they take you on a trip through time and explore the census records of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.

    This webinar is recommended for members enrolled in SAG’s Certificate course.


    Skill level: All Presenters:  Kerry Farmer and Jennie Fairs

    • 27 Nov 2021
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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    Just started your family history or need to develop your skills further? This session will cover tips and techniques for analysing sources and the information within them, and using that as evidence in your family history. It will include analysing handwriting, evaluating sources and problem solving.

    Family History Fundamentals is a three part course. Book using this event listing if you just want to attend this session. If you want to book for all three of the sessions with the course discount of $60 members, $90 non-members, please book using the event called WEBINAR: Family History Fundamentals - FULL COURSE.      All Sessions Package.

    Skill level: All     Presenter:  Danielle Lautrec
    • 9 Dec 2021
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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