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2018
January 2018
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    Webinar recordings - Wednesday 23 August 2017 - Saturday 30 June 2018 10:00am - 05:00pm
    Webinar recording - TMG Group, Gedsite

    This is a recording of a presentation by John Cardinal to the TMG Group in August 2017. 

    John has developed a program call GEDSITE, which compiles a customisable web site or writes HTML files on CD/DVD, using a GEDCOM file as the input data. Programs that can write a GEDCOM or use GEDCOM as their native file format will work with GEDSITE.

    SAG members can listen to this recording by registering online and paying $12 - you will then receive a link to the recording which you can listen to as often as you wish until 30 June 2018.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Lecture - Thursday 11 January 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Getting the most out of your SAG membership

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

    Presenter: Danielle Lautrec   Bookings essential: $10 members, $20 non-members (special price)

    Discover the benefits you receive as a SAG member, with tips for accessing special deals and services. Find out what’s new and what’s hidden in the basement.

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    Library Tour - Saturday 13 January 2018 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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    Lecture - Saturday 13 January 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    40 Years of family history

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

    Presenter: Martyn Killion   Bookings essential: $22 members, $35 non-members

    Join our President, Martyn Killion as he reflects on 40 years of his own family history adventure. Hear about the lessons learnt and the tips and tricks along the way that will help you with your own research.

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    Lecture - Thursday 18 January 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Maps and chaps - Researching people and places online from Land and Property Information, NSW

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

    Presenter: Terry Kass   Bookings essential: $22 members, $35 non-members

    Property research starts with a map but family history starts with an index. Land title records not only record property details. People, families and businesses can be traced through them. Many of these records are now online. Historian Terry Kass will demonstrate the range of records available to family historians on their home computer.

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    Lecture - Saturday 20 January 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Family history fundamentals

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

    Presenter: Melissa Hulbert   Bookings essential: $22 members, $35 non-members

    This session will cover the fundamental skills required to research your family history, such as getting started, charting a tree, planning your research, citing sources and more. It will suit both beginners and those who have been researching for a while but need guidance about ways to make their research more effective.

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    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.

February 2018
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    Webinar - Thursday 01 February 2018 08:00pm - 09:00pm
    A Congress Survival Guide

    Location: Your place!

    Presenter: Jill Ball      Free, but bookings are essential

    In this pre-Congress webinar, Jill Ball will offer tips on how to make the most of your Congress 2018 experience. She aims to provide answers to your questions as she discusses the venue, program, speakers, sponsors, exhibition, associated events and Sydney in general. Tune in to hear what Congress will offer you if you are a delegate. Non-delegates can also attend the webinar.

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    Research/Software Group - Saturday 03 February 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    DNA Research Group

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

    Convenor: Veronica Williams   Bookings essential: $12 members, $17 non-members

    The DNA Research Group is an ideal forum for both beginners and the more experienced to share practical ways to work with test results, aimed at those who are serious about interrogating their results further. Whilst we welcome beginners, some pre-knowledge of basic DNA concepts is presumed as this is a collaborative working group. Before you attend a Research Group meeting you should have at least a basic awareness of the concepts covered in the DNA Research, Key Concepts webinar. SAG members are reminded they can join the DNA Research Group private ‘blog' which provides members with links to a range of different sites to help you with your DNA research and to ask questions of other members. If you wish to join the blog please contact the convenor Veronica Williams via email genemonkey25@gmail.com quoting your membership number.  

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    Hands On Session - Saturday 03 February 2018 01:30pm - 03:30pm
    DNA Research Beginners' Workshop

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

    Presenters: Veronica Williams & others   Bookings essential: $35, Members only

    Had your DNA test results but not sure where to start? Confused about your testing website? Having technical difficulties loading your data to third party sites?

    Attendees will each have a 15 minute 'one on one’ to develop a research plan and two small 15 minute group sessions to discuss user and technical support issues. Other opportunities will be provided to meet other new researchers and exchange information. 

    This session is for beginners only, who have not attended the DNA Research Group. You must have had your DNA tested and received your results. 

    Further details and instructions will be provided to registered participants.

    Maximum of 15 attendees.

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    Research/Software Group - Thursday 08 February 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Writing Discussion Group: Secrets, Spies and Spotted Dogs

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

    Presenter: Jane Eales   Bookings essential: $12 members, $17 non-members

    This book is a true story about a post war adoption in London in 1947. Hear about Jane’s forbidden quest almost 50 years later to find her family.

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    Research/Software Group - Saturday 10 February 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Family Tree Maker Group - AM Session

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

    Convenor: Larry Czarnik   Bookings essential: $12 members, $17 non-members

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

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    Research/Software Group - Saturday 10 February 2018 01:30pm - 03:30pm
    Family Tree Maker Group - PM Session

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

    Convenor: Larry Czarnik   Bookings essential: $12 members, $17 non-members

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

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    Lecture - Thursday 15 February 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Shipping and naturalisation records

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

    Presenter: John Cann, NSW State Archives   Bookings essential: $24 members, $37 non-members

    Shipping and naturalisation records can provide a wealth of information about our ancestors but can be a frustrating area of research. Join John Cann as he discusses tips and techniques for tracing shipping and naturalisation records in the NSW State archives.

     

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    Hands On Session - Friday 16 February 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Hands On @379 Electronic resources

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

    Presenter: Lorraine Brothers   Bookings essential: $25 members only (special price)

    Did you know that the SAG library has a lot of resources in electronic format? Find out how to access such things as parish registers, family histories, cemetery records, funeral directors’ records, AGCI, journals, government gazettes, police gazettes and many more when you visit the SAG library at 2/379 Kent Street.

    Limit 14.

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    Research/Software Group - Saturday 17 February 2018 01:30pm - 03:30pm
    The Master Genealogist Software Group: TMG Preferences and flags

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

    Presenters: Bruce Fairhall & Kerry Farmer   Bookings essential: $12 members, $17 non-members

    This meeting will be in two parts: 1. Kerry will explore Preferences in TMG and the effect these have on your work patterns, fonts, screens etc. 2. Bruce will be exploring the setting up and use of Flags in TMG - to identify families in a one-name study, to set Accents, and more. New users of The Master Genealogist are always welcome to attend these meetings.

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    Webinar - Tuesday 20 February 2018 08:00pm - 09:00pm
    Writing True Stories

    Location: Your place!

    Presenter: Patti Miller   Bookings essential: $12 members only

    Patti Miller is an award-winning non-fiction writer and writing mentor. Join her for practical guidance and inspiration to help you find your voice and write your own true stories.

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    External Tour - Wednesday 21 February 2018 09:00am - 12:30pm
    Penrith Library Tour

    Location: Penrith Library, 601 High Street Penrith

    Presenter: Lorraine Stacker   Bookings essential: $30 members, $40 non-members

    Explore the history and families of the Penrith region with a lecture and a tour of the wonderful collections of the Penrith local studies library.

    NB Meet at Penrith Library. Limit 20.

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    Research/Software Group - Saturday 24 February 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    English Research Group: Brewers & Malsters

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

    Convenor: Pauline Kettle   Bookings essential: $12 members, $17 non-members

    From the early 1800s the Brewing & Maltster industry grew rapidly from the small local brewery to a vast industry producing the nation’s ales and beers for thirsty workers. Many other associated industries also benefited from the growth of this industry. Hear about the workers and where to find records.

March 2018
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    Lecture - Thursday 22 March 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Parramatta Female Factory

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

    Presenter: Gay Hendriksen   Bookings essential: $24 members, $37 non-members

    Gay Hendriksen will share some of the history of the convict female factories and the lives of the women who experienced the factory system with a focus on the Parramatta Female Factory.

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    Research/Software Group - Saturday 24 March 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Legacy Software Group

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

    Presenter: Beverley Hyssett   Bookings essential: $12 members, $17 non-members

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

    This event has been cancelled.

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    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.

April 2018
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    Lecture - Thursday 05 April 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Tips for using Ancestry

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

    Presenter: Tiphanee Athans   Bookings essential: $24 members, $37 non-members

    Learn how to access the vast amount of genealogical information held on the Ancestry website. Get tips on searching, downloading images, generating citations and more.

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    Lecture - Saturday 07 April 2018 01:30pm - 03:30pm
    Talking family objects

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

    Presenter: Janis Wilton   Bookings essential: $24 members, $37 non-members

    This session invites us to think about the ways in which objects kept within families can become a part of our family histories. We will consider the stories that ebb and flow around objects, the significance of present and absent objects, and how to document objects and incorporate them into our family histories. Participants are invited to bring (or think of) one particular family object that has stories to tell.

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    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.

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    Day Course - Wednesday 11 April 2018 10:00am - 03:00pm
    Women in History

    This is a joint event by the Royal Australian Historical Society and the Society of Australian Genealogists.

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

    Presenters: Noeline Kyle, Carol Liston, Joy Hughes and Christine Yeats   Bookings essential: $50 RAHS & SAG members, $65 non-members

    Join Noeline Kyle, Carol Liston, Joy Hughes and Christine Yeats as they explore topics from women’s history and techniques for researching women in history. The program is available here.

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    Research/Software Group - Thursday 12 April 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Writing Discussion Group: Crown Street Women's Hospital

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

    Presenter: Judith Godden   Bookings essential: $12 members, $17 non-members

    An Honorary Associate of the History Department, University of Sydney, Judith has written about the hospital from 1893 - 1983. Learn its history and the process of writing and publishing the book.

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    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.

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    Hands On Session - Friday 20 April 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Hands On @ 379: FamilySearch

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

    Presenter: Vicki Eldridge   Bookings essential: $37 members, $52 non-members

    This computer session in the SAG library will focus on finding, accessing and using the digitised records now available online at familysearch.org as well as other features of this website.

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    Lecture - Saturday 21 April 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Are you sure you've checked the SAG collection for that?

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

    Presenter: Heather Garnsey   Bookings essential: $24 members, $37 non-members

    The SAG library and Manuscript collection has some wonderful gems that might just help you solve your family history problems. This session will demonstrate how to thoroughly check the library catalogue, search the manuscript and image collection, and utilise our electronic resources to make sure the breakthrough you are looking for is not right under your nose.

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    Hands On Session - Saturday 28 April 2018 10:00am - 01:00pm
    Hands On @ 120: Research planning

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

    Presenter: Tiphanee Athans   Bookings essential: $37 members, $52 non-members

    This hands on workshop will take you through defining your research goals, setting tasks, identifying sources and repositories, and documenting the process. Bring your own laptop if you wish, but it is not a computer session. You can use your own family history research or the case studies provided. Further details will be emailed. Limit 20.

May 2018
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    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

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    Library Tour - Thursday 03 May 2018 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 - 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.

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    Research/Software Group - Thursday 10 May 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Writing Discussion Group - Mother’s Day Flash

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

    Bookings essential: $12 members, $17 non-members

    Another in our Flash Series. As Mother’s Day is in May, tell us about a mother on your tree. In three minutes, tell us about this lady and what she did.

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    Lecture - Thursday 10 May 2018 01:30pm - 03:30pm
    Tips for using Findmypast

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

    Presenter: Tipahnee Athans   Bookings essential: $24 members, $37 non-members

    Do you need some help navigating your way around Findmypast? Learn tips and tricks about the popular site that will help you get the most out of your subscription as well as investigate some of the unique collections it provides.

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    Research/Software Group - Saturday 12 May 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Family Tree Maker Group

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

    Convenor: Larry Czarnik   Bookings essential: $12 members, $17 non-members

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

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    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.

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    External Tour - Thursday 17 May 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Garden Island Tour

    Location: Sydney Harbour (information about getting there will be emailed) with the Naval Historical Society of New South Wales  

    Bookings essential: $30 members, $35 non-members  (max. 15 people)

    Join a guided tour of areas of Garden Island which are not open to the public, including the Chapel, the top of the Captain Cook Dock and the Kuttabul Memorial. You can stay on and visit the Heritage Centre afterwards.

    Not suitable for people with mobility issues. There is a lot of walking involved and some stairs. Tour goes ahead regardless of the weather. Further details will be provided by email.

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    Research/Software Group - Saturday 19 May 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    DNA Research Group: AM session

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

    Convenor: Veronica Williams   Bookings essential: $12 members, $17 non-members

    Autosomal Analysis - Step by Step

    Working with member case studies, this session outlines the key steps in analysing your autosomal DNA results.

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    DNA Advanced User Meetings - Saturday 19 May 2018 01:30pm - 03:30pm
    DNA Research Group: PM Session - Advanced Meeting

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

    Convenor: Veronica Williams   Bookings essential: $24, Members only

    YDNA - Taking it to the next level

    This session is for intermediate - advanced users. Participants are expected to share their experiences regarding YDNA research analysis with the broader group and to collaborate on ideas to progress group research goals.

    Before booking for this session, please ensure that you:

    • have taken or manage a YDNA test to at least 37 markers
    • have the results
    • have uploaded the results to Ysearch

    You will be able to register your interest in attending this session but will not be asked to pay until your attendance has been confirmed by the Group's co-ordinator.  This is to ensure that all participants on the day have reached a level of DNA analysis and interpretation that will allow them to fully participate in this session. 

     

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    Research/Software Group - Saturday 26 May 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    English Research Group: Child labour in the 19th century

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

    Convenor: Pauline Kettle   Bookings essential: $12 members, $17 non-members

    Conditions under which children in the workforce were employed by many industries were often dangerous and arduous. Large poor families considered employment, whether at home or industry, to be more important than education to keep them out of the workhouse. This session will discuss Acts enforced by Parliament to address the treatment of the children, reports submitted and other documents.

    This session has been cancelled due to low numbers. If you have booked and paid, please contact the SAG office for a credit or refund.

June 2018
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    Virtual Weekend Seminar - Saturday 02 June 2018 - Sunday 03 June 2018 10:00am - 04:00pm
    Lost in Death

    Location: Your place!

    Bookings essential: $80 Members, $115 Non-members

    Join us for a weekend of webinars exploring the records of death, covering cemeteries, deceased estate files, inquests and much more! The focus is primarily on NSW, but the strategies and stories will be of interest to all.


    Presenters include NSW State Archives, Helen V. Smith and John Graham (Ryerson Index). Full program available here.

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    External Tour - Wednesday 06 June 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Waverley Cemetery Tour

    Location: Meet at St Thomas & Trafalgar Streets, Bronte

    Tour guide: Greg Ross   Bookings essential: $25 members, $30 non-members

    Enjoy a walk through this magnificent cemetery, visiting monuments of politicians, murder victims, authors, poets and criminals; including Dorothea Mackellar and Henry Lawson, Sir Francis Forbes, the magnificent Irish Monument to the 1789 rebellion and Nosey Bob, the State’s executioner!

    Not suitable for people with mobility issues.

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    Research/Software Group - Saturday 09 June 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Legacy Software Group

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

    Convenor: Beverley Hyssett   Bookings essential: $12 members, $17 non-members

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

     

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    Research/Software Group - Thursday 14 June 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Writing Discussion Group – Indexing and Editing

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

    Presenter: Jennie Fairs   Bookings essential: $12 members, $17 non-members

    Get tips about editing and indexing from a professional editor and indexer. Bring your questions!

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    Lecture - Saturday 16 June 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Scottish family history – more than BMD

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

    Presenter: Kerry Farmer   Bookings essential: $24 members, $37 non-members

    Understanding how our ancestors lived in Scotland requires more than a knowledge of their birth, marriage and death. Many lesser known resources augment the wealth of information available in the major commercial websites.

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    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.

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    Research/Software Group - Saturday 23 June 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    New Zealand Research Group: Working for a living

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

    Convenor: Pauline Weeks   Bookings essential: $12 members, $17 non-members

    Working for a Living - Occupations in 19th Century New Zealand

    What did your ancestors do to earn a living or just survive? Farmers, fishermen and miners topped the list. Find out where to go for information about their work and how that changed during the century. This can add to your family story. Bring along your “brick wall” questions, hopefully for all to solve. Get together for lunch afterwards.

    As an added bonus for the meeting, Kiwi born historian Catherine Bishop, will talk about her research and findings for her new book about businesswomen in colonial New Zealand cities. I'm sure you will find her insights enlightening. Catherine has previously written an award winning book on colonial business women in Sydney.

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    Lecture - Saturday 23 June 2018 01:30pm - 03:30pm
    Google for Family History

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

    Presenter: Jenny Joyce   Bookings essential: $24 members, $37 non-members

    Google is an extremely powerful tool that can aid your search for your family, but are you using its full power? Learn the way to make your searches more accurate and useful, as well as some of the many other Google tools that can help your research.

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    Lecture - Thursday 28 June 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Frugal Family History

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

    Presenter: Tiphanee Athans   Bookings essential: $24 members, $37 non-members

    Researching your family history is fun and exciting but can be expensive. Find out where to go and what to find for your Australian and English research if you’re on a budget.

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    Library Tour - Saturday 30 June 2018 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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    Hands On Session - Saturday 30 June 2018 10:30am - 12:00am
    Hands on @ 120: Scanning & Digitising, AM SESSION

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

    Presenter: Jeff Madsen   Bookings essential: $20, Members only

    Do you have negatives, 35mm slides or photos, including those larger than A4 size, that you are unable to digitise on your own equipment?

    Jeff Madsen is managing the Society’s program to digitise manuscript material. This is an opportunity to learn about the program and also for you to scan your most treasured images on the Society’s two scanners. You will be given an outline of how the scanners work and then shown how to optimise the digital images that can be created.

    You will need to bring items to be scanned (up to 5 per person) and a USB stick to copy the digital images for you to take home.

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    Hands On Session - Saturday 30 June 2018 01:00pm - 02:30pm
    Hands on @ 120: Scanning & Digitising PM SESSION

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

    Presenter: Jeff Madsen   Bookings essential: $20 members only

    Do you have negatives, 35mm slides or photos, including those larger than A4 size, that you are unable to digitise on your own equipment?

    Jeff Madsen is managing the Society’s program to digitise manuscript material. This is an opportunity to learn about the program and also for you to scan your most treasured images on the Society’s two scanners. You will be given an outline of how the scanners work and then shown how to optimise the digital images that can be created.

    You will need to bring items to be scanned (up to 5 per person) and a USB stick to copy the digital images for you to take home.

July 2018
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    Lecture - Thursday 05 July 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Patient records for Mental Hospitals

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

    Presenter: NSW State Archives   Bookings essential: $24 members, $37 non-members

    Learn how to access patient records from the State-run psychiatric facilities held at NSW State Archives, as well as closed records.

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    Hands On Session - Friday 06 July 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Hands on @379: TROVE

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

    Presenter: Jenny Joyce   Bookings essential: $37 members, $52 non-members

    We've all heard about how valuable Trove is, but many people are confused about how to use it effectively. Or perhaps you have been using it for a while, but are sure you are not using its full power. This hands on session will help you become more comfortable and confident using Trove. Limit 14.

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    Research/Software Group - Thursday 12 July 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Writing Discussion Group: Writing Techniques

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

    Presenter: Elizabeth Capelin   Bookings essential: $12 members, $17 non-members

    Writing techniques: How to write an interesting story, how to write descriptively, how to keep the reader interested, how to ‘show, don’t tell’ and how to paint a picture with words.

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    Lecture - Saturday 14 July 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Getting the most out of SAG

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

    Presenter: Danielle Lautrec   Bookings essential: $10 members, $20 non-members (special price)

    Discover the benefits you receive as a SAG member, with tips for accessing special deals and services. Find out what’s new and what’s hidden in the basement.

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    Lecture - Thursday 19 July 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Broaden your convict research

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

    Presenter: Kerry Farmer   Bookings essential: $24 members, $37 non-members

    State government archives are (rightly) the first place that researchers turn to when researching their convict ancestors. This presentation demonstrates that there are many other places to look.

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    Research/Software Group - Saturday 21 July 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    DNA Research Group

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

    Presenter: Veronica Williams   Bookings essential: $12 members, $17 non-members

    Research Q&A - This group is having its 3rd anniversary in July 2018. The session aims to give members an answer to that ‘one question’ they still have! Those who register and respond to the survey by 2nd July 2018 will have their question incorporated into the session agenda. Questions can be about Y-DNA, mtDNA or autosomal DNA, but need to be research questions associated with post testing results. There will be additional Q&A on the day, time permitting. Survey link is in your registration confirmation email.

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    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.

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    Hands On Session - Friday 27 July 2018 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     Limit 14

    Learn how the tools on GEDmatch can help you find more matches and better analyse your DNA data. Attendees must have already loaded their DNA raw data to www.gedmatch.com

    This session is fully booked, but there is another session in the afternoon.

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    Hands On Session - Friday 27 July 2018 01:30pm - 03:30pm
    Hands On @379 - Gedmatch PM session

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

    Presenter: Kerry Farmer   Bookings essential: $37 members, $52 non-members     Limit 14

    Learn how the tools on GEDmatch can help you find more matches and better analyse your DNA data. Attendees must have already loaded their DNA raw data to www.gedmatch.com

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    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.

August 2018
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    Webinar - Wednesday 01 August 2018 08:00pm - 09:00pm
    The wonders of Wikitree

    Location: Your place!

    Presenter: Danielle Lautrec   Free for Family History Month, for members and non-members, but bookings are essential

    Begin Family History Month with this free webinar about Wikitree. Find out how you can put your tree online for free, use it to reach cousins and people who are researching the same people as you, and how to use it for your DNA research.

    Suitable for all skill levels

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    Webinar - Monday 06 August 2018 08:00pm - 09:00pm
    Timelines

    Location: Your place!

    Presenter: Michelle Patient   Bookings essential: $12, Members only

    Creating a timeline as part of your research process can be a very useful tool. They can help break through brick walls, help you see where the gaps are in your research and in some situations, such as comparing possible families to determine which one is yours, they can be essential. If you haven't used them in your research then this session is for you.

    Suitable for all skill levels

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    Library Tour - Thursday 09 August 2018 09:00am - 10:00am
    Free Richmond Villa Tour – What’s in the SAG MIDAS collection (primary records)?

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

    Presenter: Danielle Lautrec   Members only. Free, but bookings are essential

    The SAG MIDAS collection has a wide range of primary records such as manuscripts, photos, diaries and family histories – many of which are not held anywhere else! Explore highlights of the collections and take a guided tour. Why not stay on after the tour and do some research? Limit 10.

    Suitable for all skill levels

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    Research/Software Group - Thursday 09 August 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Writing Discussion Group - The Shepherd Prince, Michele Sowden

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

    Presenter: Michele Sowden   Bookings essential: $12 members, $17 non-members

    In her new book The Shepherd Prince, Samuel Sowden and the Silent Voices of the Castlereagh River Michele Sowden discovers the secret life of her great, great grandfather. Michele has a Master’s Degree in History, is a former history teacher and a resident of the Southern Highlands.

    Suitable for all skill levels

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    Research/Software Group - Saturday 11 August 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Family Tree Maker User Group AM session

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

    Presenter: Larry Czarnik   Bookings essential: $12 members, $17 non-members

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

    Suitable for all skill levels

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    Research/Software Group - Saturday 11 August 2018 01:30pm - 03:30pm
    Family Tree Maker User Group PM session

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

    Presenter: Larry Czarnik   Bookings essential: $12 members, $17 non-members

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

    Suitable for all skill levels

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    Library Tour - Thursday 16 August 2018 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.

    Suggested skill level: Beginner

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    Lecture - Thursday 16 August 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Twenty archives you cannot live without

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

    Presenter: Gail Davis, NSW State Archives   Bookings essential: $24 members, $37 non-members

    This talk examines some of the most popular and essential sources for family history held at the NSW State Archives. We will look at records concerning convicts, shipping, education, land, maps, photographs and many more. So come along and make sure that you are not missing out on vital information for your family history.

    Suitable for all skill levels

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    Lecture - Saturday 18 August 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    DNA - Where do I start?

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

    Presenter: Mel Hulbert   Bookings essential: $24 members, $37 non-members

    Are you thinking about doing or DNA test or perhaps you have tested and just received your DNA results and don’t know where to start. This session will look at the types of DNA tests, inheritance patterns and what to do when you first receive your results. How do you find lost cousins and evaluate matches?

    Suggested skill level: Beginner

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    Research/Software Group - Saturday 18 August 2018 01:30pm - 03:30pm
    The Master Genealogist Group

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

    Presenter: Bruce Fairhall   Bookings essential: $12 members, $17 non-members

    The TMG Sydney User Group exists to bring together people who use the genealogical software "The Master Genealogist". Although the program is no longer marketed, we still have a dedicated band of users who love sharing their expertise with other users. We invite interested genealogists as we also spend time with other software associated with TMG, such as the Second Site web site generator. The full meeting program will be advised closer to the event.

    Suitable for all skill levels

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    Courses - Thursday 23 August 2018 - Thursday 20 September 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    How to write a family history blog

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

    Presenters: Tiphanee Athans and Danielle Lautrec   Bookings essential: $65 members, $85 non-members (Fee covers all three sessions)

    This three-part course will guide you through the steps of writing blog posts about your family history. Learn tips to get people’s attention, and make your posts interesting and informative for relatives and non-relatives. This course requires that you already have a blog set up. If you do not already have a blog, instructions will be provided before the course starts. Bring your own laptop. Contact us if you wish to attend but do not have your own laptop, as we may be able to make arrangements.

    The course takes place at fortnightly intervals on Thursdays, on 23 August, 6 September and 20 September. Bookings close 4pm 21 August.

    Suggested skill level: Beginner

    This event has been cancelled.

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    Research/Software Group - Saturday 25 August 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    English Research Group

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

    Convenor: Pauline Kettle   Bookings essential: $12 members, $17 non-members

    The English Research Group meets four times a year and talks focus on a wide variety of subjects relating to family history research. Attending meetings is an excellent way to keep up with new releases of information and to get research tips. Guest speaker: Robert Nash, speaking about “La Providence” – The French Hospital, London (click on the title of this event to go to the next screen where more details about the presentation are provided).

    Suitable for all skill levels

September 2018
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    Lecture - Saturday 01 September 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Spring clean your family history

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

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

    Been on a break and need to get back on track with your research? Or are you feeling overwhelmed with too much information and too many research gaps? Hear Danielle’s top tips for getting focused and establishing some simple good-work habits for family history.

    Suitable for all skill levels

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    Research/Software Group - Thursday 13 September 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Writing Discussion Group - Help! I'm stuck

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

    Convenor: Lilian Magill   Bookings essential: $12 members, $17 non-members

    Stuck on how to word a section? Can’t get it to flow? Too much information and you don’t know what to include? Bring your small writing problems along and present them to the group for discussion. Please let the co-ordinator know if you are bringing a problem along: Lilian Magill lhabberton2000@yahoo.com.au

    Suitable for all skill levels

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    Lecture - Thursday 20 September 2018 01:30pm - 03:30pm
    Tart up your blog

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

    Presenter: Jill  Ball   Bookings essential: $24 members, $37 non-members

    Join Geneablogger, Jill Ball (GeniAus) in this workshop. Those who blog will reflect on their blogging practices and pick up tips for giving their blogs a facelift. During the session we will have fun as we cover Purpose, Voice, Content, Design, Collaboration and other Bits and Bobs. Those interested in blogging will learn about the process and pitfalls. (BYO laptop and internet connection along to get the most out of this session.)

    Suitable for all skill levels

    This event has been cancelled.

     

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    Library Tour - Saturday 22 September 2018 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.

    Suggested skill level: Beginner

     

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    Lecture - Saturday 22 September 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Filling the gaps

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

    Presenter: Michelle Nichols   Bookings essential: $24 members, $37 non-members

    What strategies can we use to be more innovative with our family history research? What steps may we take to enhance the stories of our family so that they are relevant to our family? By adding layers of details and contextual information over births, deaths and marriage dates we can produce an informative and relevant document. This session will focus on the questions to ask and the places to seek additional details, along with considered analysis and interpretation which may result in a stimulating and thought provoking story. 

    Suitable for all skill levels

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    Webinar - Monday 24 September 2018 08:00pm - 09:00pm
    Victorian ancestors, from the comfort of your own home

    Location: Your place!

    Presenter: Meg Bate   Bookings essential: $12, Members only

    Meg Bate, from the Genealogical Society of Victoria provides her best tips for researching your Victorian ancestors online.

    Suitable for all skill levels

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    Research/Software Group - Saturday 29 September 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Legacy Software Users Group

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

    Presenter: Beverley Hyssett   Bookings essential: $12 members, $17 non-members

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

    Suitable for all skill levels

October 2018
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    Webinar - Wednesday 03 October 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
    Using Macs and iPads for genealogy

    Location: Your place!

    Presenter: Nancy Loe   Bookings essential: $12, Members only

    Californian genealogist Nancy Loe presents a webinar filled with links, screenshots and tips that will help you make the most of your Apple devices. Topics include research and productivity apps, Mac-only software, setting up a research toolkit and choosing Mac family tree software. Mastering the great features and apps for Macs and iPads translates to less time managing your computer(s) and more time researching your ancestors. www.sassyjanegenealogy.com

    Suitable for all skill levels

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    Lecture - Thursday 04 October 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Preparing for a visit to the NSW State Archives

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

    Presenter: NSW State Archives   Bookings essential: $24 members, $37 non-members

    If you are coming along to the reading room at the Western Sydney Records Centre Kingswood on 17 October you should attend this session. It will show you how to search our guides, finding aids and website, how to place pre-orders and make the most of your time at Kingswood.

    Suggested skill level: Beginner

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    Lecture - Saturday 06 October 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Help with your research brick walls

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

    Presenter: Coral Shand   Bookings essential: $24 members, $37 non-members

    We have all experienced times when our research comes to a stop, that is, we hit a brick wall. Sometimes listening to how others have got their research moving again will provide the idea that helps you. Bring along details of your brick walls and go home with some different strategies to try. 

    Suitable for all skill levels

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    Research/Software Group - Thursday 11 October 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Writing Discussion Group - Australia 1901-2001

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

    Presenter: Andrew Tink   Bookings essential: $12 members, $17 non-members

    Andrew Tink is a former member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly and Australia 1901-2001 is his fourth book. This book covers the period from Federation to the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

    Suitable for all skill levels

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    Hands On Session - Friday 12 October 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Hands On @379 - Using Excel for family history

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

    Presenter: Danielle Lautrec   Bookings essential: $37 members, $52 non-members

    Excel is a great tool for organising, analysing and presenting vast quantities of information, which makes it great for family history. Some prior knowledge of Excel is assumed, as the session will not cover computer basics. Limit 14.

    Suitable for all skill levels

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    Lecture - Saturday 13 October 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Cousin bait

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

    Presenter: Jill Ball   Bookings essential: $24 members, $37 non-members

    Genealogists often use blogs as bait to catch cousins. There are many other means one can use as "Cousin Bait" to connect with distant or unknown cousins who may have a photo of your great-grandmother, hold the family bible or be sitting on a cache of an aunt's love letters. In this session Jill Ball will discuss these methods and share some stories of the Cousin Bait fellow genealogists have reeled in.

    Suitable for all skill levels

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    External Tour - Wednesday 17 October 2018 08:00am - 04:00pm
    Research trip to the NSW State Archives

    Location: Kingswood

    Bookings essential: $25 members only  [bookings close 4pm 10 October or when full]

    Please note price has been reduced from the printed program. Limit is 10 people plus a waiting list of another 10. If we get sufficient interest we will utilise the waiting list and hire a bigger bus.

    Join a bus trip to State Archives’ Western Sydney Records Centre at Kingswood. Do some research in the reading room and bring your walking shoes if you wish to participate in an optional behind the scenes tour of the facility. The tour takes approximately one hour and involves stairs. BYO lunch. You need a reader’s ticket and should pre-order up to four records one week ahead of the visit. * NB Price includes bus transport to & from the archives. Pick up/drop off from Richmond Villa 120 Kent Street or Strathfield train station.

    Suitable for all skill levels

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    Lecture - Thursday 18 October 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Finding and using gazettes for Australian family history

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

    Presenter: Tiphanee Athans   Bookings essential: $24 members, $37 non-members

    Government and Police Gazettes are a great resource for your family history research. In this lecture, you will learn where to find them, as well as discover the wide variety of information that will make your ancestor’s story much richer.

    Suitable for all skill levels

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    Lecture - Thursday 18 October 2018 01:30pm - 03:30pm
    Pentrich and South Wingfield Revolution

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

    Presenters: Sylvia Mason and Patrick Cook   Bookings essential: $24 members, $37 non-members

    The Pentrich rising was an armed uprising in 1817 that began around the village of Pentrich, Derbyshire, in the United Kingdom. Fourteen of the revolutionaries were convicted of treason and transported to Australia in October 1818. Come and hear about their stories and view the exhibition, in commemoration of their arrival. More information here: http://pentrichrevolution.org.uk

    Suitable for all skill levels

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    Webinar - Tuesday 23 October 2018 08:00pm - 09:00pm
    Looking for mining ancestors: Follow the gold

    Location: Your place!

    Presenter: Shauna Hicks   Bookings essential: $12, Members only

    This webinar looks at how to trace those elusive mining ancestors and their families. It looks at a wide variety or resources including archives, libraries, indexes, digitised publications, online maps and other resources across Australia.

    Suitable for all skill levels

November 2018
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    Webinar - Thursday 01 November 2018 - Thursday 31 January 2019
    Webinar season ticket - Nov 2018 to Jan 2019

     

    Only available until 10am Tuesday 13 November.

    By booking a Webinar Season Ticket you will be able to view every standard webinar we hold between November-January, 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 six webinars for the price of five, saving $12.

    The webinars covered by the Season Ticket this quarter are:

    • House names as war memorials - Angela Phippen, 14 Nov (matinee)
    • Your Tasmanian connection, using the Tasmanian Names Index - Anthony Black, Libraries Tasmania, 21 Nov (matinee)
    • Where there's a will, there's often confusion (UK) - Heather Garnsey, 5 Dec
    • Commemorating the missing (DNA) - Michelle Patient, 11 Dec
    • From wattle to shamrock - Pauleen Cass, 15 Jan
    • The Genealogist (UK) - Rosemary Kopittke, 21 Jan
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    Weekend seminar - Saturday 03 November 2018 - Sunday 04 November 2018 10:00am - 04:30pm
    Lost In DNA - Full registration

    Location: Portside Conference Centre, 207 Kent Street Sydney (near Richmond Villa)         $125 members, $155 non-members (for full registration)

    Presenters: Diahan Southard, Louise Coakley, Maurice Gleeson, Danielle Lautrec, Heather Garnsey, Kerry Farmer, Martyn Killion, Mel Hulbert, Michelle Patient, Veronica Williams and members of the SAG DNA Research Group. Note: Overseas presenters will present via webinar recording.

    Join us for a weekend full of tips, tools and strategies to help you analyse and use your DNA test results.

    Please note:  This weekend is aimed at people who have already had their DNA tested. Sessions range from beginner to intermediate skill level, and cover autosomal, ydna and mtdna.

    Topics include: The major testing companies, working with your results, GEDmatch (beginners and intermediate sessions), how to contact your matches, ethics and privacy, chromosome mapping and the DNA painter, organisational tools such as Genome Mate Pro and Evernote, and a lot of case studies demonstrating how DNA results can help your family history. Full program available here.

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    Weekend seminar - Saturday 03 November 2018 10:00am - 04:30pm
    Lost In DNA - Saturday-only registration

    Location: Portside Conference Centre, 207 Kent Street Sydney (near Richmond Villa)     $65 members, $80 non-members (for one day registration)

    Presenters: Diahan Southard, Louise Coakley, Maurice Gleeson, Danielle Lautrec, Heather Garnsey, Kerry Farmer, Martyn Killion, Mel Hulbert, Michelle Patient, Veronica Williams and members of the SAG DNA Research Group. Note: Overseas presenters will present via webinar recording.

    Join us for a day full of tips, tools and strategies to help you analyse and use your DNA test results.

    This weekend is aimed at people who have already had their DNA tested. Sessions range from beginner to intermediate skill level, and cover autosomal, ydna and mtdna.

    Topics include: The major testing companies, working with your results, GEDmatch (beginners and intermediate sessions), how to contact your matches, ethics and privacy, chromosome mapping and the DNA painter, organisational tools such as Genome Mate Pro and Evernote, and a lot of case studies demonstrating how DNA results can help your family history. 

    Day registrants please note: The information above about topics and presenters relates to the full weekend program. For information about presenters and topics for Saturday you will need to refer to the program which is available here.

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    Weekend seminar - Sunday 04 November 2018 10:00am - 04:30pm
    Lost In DNA - Sunday-only registration

    Location: Portside Conference Centre, 207 Kent Street Sydney (near Richmond Villa)         $65 members, $80 non-members (for one day registration)

    Presenters: Diahan Southard, Louise Coakley, Maurice Gleeson, Danielle Lautrec, Heather Garnsey, Kerry Farmer, Martyn Killion, Mel Hulbert, Michelle Patient, Veronica Williams and members of the SAG DNA Research Group. Note: Overseas presenters will present via webinar recording.

    Join us for a day full of tips, tools and strategies to help you analyse and use your DNA test results.

    Please note:  This weekend is aimed at people who have already had their DNA tested. Sessions range from beginner to intermediate skill level, and cover autosomal, ydna and mtdna.

    Topics include: The major testing companies, working with your results, GEDmatch (beginners and intermediate sessions), how to contact your matches, ethics and privacy, chromosome mapping and the DNA painter, organisational tools such as Genome Mate Pro and Evernote, and a lot of case studies demonstrating how DNA results can help your family history. 

    Day registrants please note: The information above about topics and presenters relates to the full weekend program. For information about presenters and topics for Sunday you will need to refer to the program which is available here.

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    Library Tour - Wednesday 07 November 2018 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.

    Suitable for beginners