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Events for the week :
01 April 2019 - 07 April 2019
Monday
01 April
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    Webinar - 10:30am - 05:00pm  Webinar Season Ticket - February to April 2019

    Only available until 4 February.

    By booking a Webinar Season Ticket you will be able to view every standard webinar we hold between February-April, 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 6  for the price of 5. The webinars covered by the Season Ticket this quarter are:

    • British Newspaper Archives, Aoife O'Connor, 5 February
    • Double helix history, Jerome de Groot, 27 February
    • Oops, I wish I'd checked the original, Angela Phippen, 8 March
    • Using Wikitree for DNA and projects, Veronica Williams, 25 March
    • UK wills and probate before 1858, Heather Garnsey, 9 April
    • Tracing the origins of Chinese Australian ancestors, Kate Bagnall, 15 April

Tuesday
02 April
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    Webinar - 10:30am - 05:00pm  Webinar Season Ticket - February to April 2019

    Only available until 4 February.

    By booking a Webinar Season Ticket you will be able to view every standard webinar we hold between February-April, 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 6  for the price of 5. The webinars covered by the Season Ticket this quarter are:

    • British Newspaper Archives, Aoife O'Connor, 5 February
    • Double helix history, Jerome de Groot, 27 February
    • Oops, I wish I'd checked the original, Angela Phippen, 8 March
    • Using Wikitree for DNA and projects, Veronica Williams, 25 March
    • UK wills and probate before 1858, Heather Garnsey, 9 April
    • Tracing the origins of Chinese Australian ancestors, Kate Bagnall, 15 April

Wednesday
03 April
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    Webinar - 10:30am - 05:00pm  Webinar Season Ticket - February to April 2019

    Only available until 4 February.

    By booking a Webinar Season Ticket you will be able to view every standard webinar we hold between February-April, 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 6  for the price of 5. The webinars covered by the Season Ticket this quarter are:

    • British Newspaper Archives, Aoife O'Connor, 5 February
    • Double helix history, Jerome de Groot, 27 February
    • Oops, I wish I'd checked the original, Angela Phippen, 8 March
    • Using Wikitree for DNA and projects, Veronica Williams, 25 March
    • UK wills and probate before 1858, Heather Garnsey, 9 April
    • Tracing the origins of Chinese Australian ancestors, Kate Bagnall, 15 April

Thursday
04 April
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    Lecture - 10:30am - 12:30pm  Scrapbooking for family history

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

    Presenter: Danielle Lautrec   Bookings essential: $24 members, $37 non-members

    Scrapbooks are a fun and engaging way to record your family history and share it with family and friends. In this session we will examine scrapbooks from the SAG collection and other examples, and discuss the methods and tools you need to create your own family history scrapbook. If you already have a scrapbook about your family, bring it along!

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    Webinar - 10:30am - 05:00pm  Webinar Season Ticket - February to April 2019

    Only available until 4 February.

    By booking a Webinar Season Ticket you will be able to view every standard webinar we hold between February-April, 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 6  for the price of 5. The webinars covered by the Season Ticket this quarter are:

    • British Newspaper Archives, Aoife O'Connor, 5 February
    • Double helix history, Jerome de Groot, 27 February
    • Oops, I wish I'd checked the original, Angela Phippen, 8 March
    • Using Wikitree for DNA and projects, Veronica Williams, 25 March
    • UK wills and probate before 1858, Heather Garnsey, 9 April
    • Tracing the origins of Chinese Australian ancestors, Kate Bagnall, 15 April

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    Lecture - 01:30pm - 03:30pm  Framed and despatched: The AJCP and the pictures collection of the State Library of NSW

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

    Presenters: David Berry and Kathi Spinks, State Library of NSW   Bookings essential: $24 members, $37 non-members

    The Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP) is a rich source of information for family historians researching the colonial period yet it remains an under-utilised resource. This session will pinpoint the records of interest to family historians and demonstrate how to access the information. The full range of finding aids including database access to digitised records will be covered.

    The State Library of NSW has an extensive collection of pictures which can be invaluable to a family historian. In this session you’ll learn how to search and access pictures in the Library catalogue, and also find out what is available to view in our new galleries.

Friday
05 April
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    Hands On Session - 10:30am - 12:30pm  Hands On @ 379 GEDmatch

    Location: 2/379 Kent Street Sydney (more information here)

    Presenter: Kerry Farmer   Bookings essential: $37 members, $52 non-members

    GEDmatch is a (mostly free) website providing tools for people who have already tested their autosomal DNA and want to be able to find relatives and identify relationships, with those who have tested at any of the main testing companies. Note: Attendees MUST have already loaded their DNA results into GEDmatch. Limit 14

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    Webinar - 10:30am - 05:00pm  Webinar Season Ticket - February to April 2019

    Only available until 4 February.

    By booking a Webinar Season Ticket you will be able to view every standard webinar we hold between February-April, 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 6  for the price of 5. The webinars covered by the Season Ticket this quarter are:

    • British Newspaper Archives, Aoife O'Connor, 5 February
    • Double helix history, Jerome de Groot, 27 February
    • Oops, I wish I'd checked the original, Angela Phippen, 8 March
    • Using Wikitree for DNA and projects, Veronica Williams, 25 March
    • UK wills and probate before 1858, Heather Garnsey, 9 April
    • Tracing the origins of Chinese Australian ancestors, Kate Bagnall, 15 April

Saturday
06 April
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    Library Tour - 09:00am - 10:00am  Free Library Tour - Where do I start at the SAG library?

    Location: 2/379 Kent Street Sydney (more information here)

    Free, members only but bookings are essential

    Get an overview of the services and resources at the Library. Explore highlights of the collections and take a guided tour. Why not stay on after the tour and do some research? Limit 10.

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    Webinar - 10:30am - 05:00pm  Webinar Season Ticket - February to April 2019

    Only available until 4 February.

    By booking a Webinar Season Ticket you will be able to view every standard webinar we hold between February-April, 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 6  for the price of 5. The webinars covered by the Season Ticket this quarter are:

    • British Newspaper Archives, Aoife O'Connor, 5 February
    • Double helix history, Jerome de Groot, 27 February
    • Oops, I wish I'd checked the original, Angela Phippen, 8 March
    • Using Wikitree for DNA and projects, Veronica Williams, 25 March
    • UK wills and probate before 1858, Heather Garnsey, 9 April
    • Tracing the origins of Chinese Australian ancestors, Kate Bagnall, 15 April

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    Lecture - 10:30am - 12:30pm  familysearch.org - live demonstration

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

    Presenter: Vicki Eldridge   Bookings essential: $24 members, $37 non-members

    This large website is a must for all family historians. If you use it but feel you're only scratching the surface, or have never used it before, this could be of great interest to you. Records, searches, and results - it's what we all want!

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    Lecture - 01:30pm - 03:30pm  Mapping your ancestors

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

    Presenter: Jeff Madsen   Bookings essential: $24 members, $37 non-members

    Show – don’t tell!!

    Replace lengthy descriptions of places with a simple map and improve your family stories. Using maps will give a sense of place and the setting of your family story. Maps can show the family’s position in the world, their local environment and the path of their travels.

    Learn about maps using different content, sources of maps for you to use and displaying your ancestors lives using Google Maps that can then be shared with others.

    NB This event was advertised in the printed program as Sat 13 April 12.30pm-12.30pm, but had to be rescheduled due to the presenter's other commitments.

Sunday
07 April
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    Webinar - 10:30am - 05:00pm  Webinar Season Ticket - February to April 2019

    Only available until 4 February.

    By booking a Webinar Season Ticket you will be able to view every standard webinar we hold between February-April, 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 6  for the price of 5. The webinars covered by the Season Ticket this quarter are:

    • British Newspaper Archives, Aoife O'Connor, 5 February
    • Double helix history, Jerome de Groot, 27 February
    • Oops, I wish I'd checked the original, Angela Phippen, 8 March
    • Using Wikitree for DNA and projects, Veronica Williams, 25 March
    • UK wills and probate before 1858, Heather Garnsey, 9 April
    • Tracing the origins of Chinese Australian ancestors, Kate Bagnall, 15 April