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2019
January 2019
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    Hands On Session - Friday 18 January 2019 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 2/379 Kent Street. Limit 14.

    Suitable for all skill levels

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    Hands On Session - Friday 25 January 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Hands On @379 Ancestry DNA

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

    Presenter: Michelle Patient   Bookings essential: $37 members, $52 non-members

    Join us for a Hands On Computer session at the library. This session is ONLY for people who are already working with AncestryDNA test results and want to learn more about using that website for analysing their results. Limit 14.

    Suitable for all skill levels. Beginners welcome.

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    Hands On Session - Friday 25 January 2019 01:30pm - 03:30pm
    Hands On @379 Ancestry DNA PM SESSION

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

    Presenter: Michelle Patient   Bookings essential: $37 members, $52 non-members

    Join us for a Hands On Computer session at the library. This session is ONLY for people who are already working with AncestryDNA test results and want to learn more about using that website for analysing their results. Limit 14.

    Suitable for all skill levels. Beginners welcome.

February 2019
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    Hands On Session - Friday 15 February 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Hands On @ 379 - Findmypast

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

    Presenter: Heather Garnsey  Bookings essential: $37 members, $52 non-members

    Join this computer session to discover the benefits of using Findmypast and take the confusion out of finding your ancestors in the records. Limit 14

March 2019
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    Hands On Session - Friday 15 March 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Hands On @ 379 Trove

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

    Presenter: Jill Ball   Bookings essential: $37 members, $52 non-members

    Get tips on using Trove for family history and apply these as you work through a range of exercises using the various categories of Trove resources. Saving, downloading, sharing, citing and printing from Trove will be covered. Using tags and creating lists for our research will be addressed and an opportunity to correct newspaper text will be given. Attendees need to be familiar with using the internet. A Trove account can be set up at the session. Limit 14

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    Hands On Session - Friday 22 March 2019 01:30pm - 03:30pm
    Hands On @ 379 Researching your German ancestors online

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

    Presenter: Ben Hollister   Bookings essential: $37 members, $52 non-members

    Ben Hollister, from the German History Alliance, will guide you through finding and using resources in Ancestry and FamilySearch to research your German ancestors. Limit 14

    If you wish to book for this event AND the German Focus Day you must book by telephone to obtain the discount.

    Please note there was an error in the printed program. The correct commencement time is 1.30pm, not 10.30am.

April 2019
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    Hands On Session - Friday 05 April 2019 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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    Hands On Session - Friday 12 April 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Hands On @379 FamilyTree DNA

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

    Presenter: Mel Hulbert   Bookings essential: $37 members, $52 non-members

    This session is ONLY for people who have undertaken an autosomal DNA test with FamilyTree DNA and want to learn more about analysing the test results. Beginners are welcome. Limit 14.

May 2019
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    Hands On Session - Friday 10 May 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Hands On @ 379 Ancestry DNA

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

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

    This session is ONLY for people who are already working with AncestryDNA test results and want to learn more about using that website for analysing their results. Beginners are welcome. Limit 14

June 2019
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    Hands On Session - Friday 21 June 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Hands On @379 MyHeritage DNA

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

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

    Join us for a Hands On Computer session at the library. Learn about using the MyHeritage website for analysing DNA test results. This session is ONLY for people who have either had their DNA tested with MyHeritage or have already uploaded their DNA results from another testing company. Limit 14.

July 2019
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    Hands On Session - Friday 05 July 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Hands On @379 Gedmatch Genesis for beginners

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

    Presenter: Barbara McAlary   Bookings essential: $37 members, $52 non-members

    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.

    Limit 14 

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    Hands On Session - Friday 05 July 2019 01:30pm - 03:30pm
    Hands On @379 Gedmatch Genesis, the next level

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

    Presenter: Veronica Williams   Bookings essential: $37 members, $52 non-members

    Learn how the Tier 1 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 and have a current subscription to the Tier 1 tools.

    Limit 14.

August 2019
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    Hands On Session - Friday 16 August 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Hands On @ 379 FamilySearch

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

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

    FamilySearch is a huge resource. This computer session will show you what’s there and improve your search techniques so you can find the information you need. Beginners are welcome. Limit 14

September 2019
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    Hands On Session - Friday 20 September 2019 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? Have you explored them fully?

    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 2/379 Kent Street.

    Limit 14.

November 2019
  • Hands On Session - Thursday 21 November 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Hands On @120 - Chromosome mapping and DNA Painter

    Location: 120 Kent Street Sydney (more information here)

    Presenter: Christine Woodlands   Bookings essential: $37 members, $52 non-members 

    In this beginners’ session you will be introduced to chromosome mapping and DNA Painter. You’ll then set up an account at DNA Painter and “paint” one or two matches. Finally, we’ll look at the tools offered by DNA Painter. 

    This is a hands on computer session using your own laptop AT RICHMOND VILLA. Participants must bring their own laptop and have access to their DNA matches at GEDmatch.com, FTDNA and/or MyHeritage. Limit 12

     

    This session has been deferred until 2020.

  • Hands On Session - Thursday 21 November 2019 01:30pm - 03:30pm
    Hands On @120 - Finding your way around DNA Painter

    Location: 120 Kent Street Sydney (more information here)

    Presenter: Christine Woodlands   Bookings essential: $37 members, $52 non-members 

    In this intermediate session you will be looking at ways of using DNA Painter and its tools to progress your genetic research, including: canvassing the various ways of painting DNA matches; using the “paint” of known matches to identify where unknown matches might fit into a pedigree; and optimising use of DNA Painter’s tools. 

    This is a hands on computer session using your own laptop AT RICHMOND VILLA. Participants in their session must bring their own laptop and have already “painted” a number of “known” DNA matches at DNA Painter and have a basic familiarity with the tools offered. Limit 12

     

    This session has been deferred until 2020.

December 2019
  • Hands On Session - Friday 06 December 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Hands On @ 379 - Ancestry DNA

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

    Presenter: Veronica Williams   Bookings essential: $37 members, $52 non-members 

    This session is ONLY for people who are already working with AncestryDNA test results and want to learn more about using that website for analysing their results. Beginners are welcome. Limit 14