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11 May 2017
  • Webinar recordings - Thursday 11 May 2017 - Friday 11 May 2018
    Webinar recording - DNA Research, Key concepts

    If you missed this webinar in March, here is your chance to view the recording.

    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.

    The SAG DNA Research Group aims to focus on the analysis of DNA results with a practical approach. Since its inception in July 2015 a number of key concepts have been covered in Research Group Meetings. This webinar aims to summarise some of the underlying key concepts that DNA researchers need to understand to be effective. It makes a good refresher for Research Group attendees and whilst not essential, new members will benefit from having undertaken this session prior to attending Research Group meetings.

    Location: Your place!

    Presenter: Veronica Williams Bookings essential: $12, Members only

  • Webinar recordings - Thursday 11 May 2017 - Friday 11 May 2018 10:30am - 05:00pm
    Webinar recording - Introduction to DNA testing

    If you missed this webinar, here is your chance to view the recording.

    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.

    Louise Coakley, genealogist from the Cairns & District Family History Society, will introduce you to using DNA testing as a tool in your research.  Learn the basics required to get started:  the types of tests, who to test, where to test, how to test, how much it costs, what you get and practical applications.

20 July 2017
  • Webinar recordings - Thursday 20 July 2017 - Friday 20 July 2018
    Webinar recording - DNA: I've done my test, what's next?

    If you missed this webinar on 10 July, here is your chance to view the recording.

    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.

    Location: Your place!

    Presenter: Kerry Farmer   

    This session discusses how to start using DNA test results to make contact with others and start looking for living relatives. It is recommended that webinar attendees listen to DNA Key Concepts (Veronica Williams, 30 March) and Introduction to DNA Testing (Louise Coakley, 10 May) before listening to this webinar.

23 August 2017
  • 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.

06 November 2017
  • 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.

09 January 2018
  • 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.

11 January 2018
  • 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.

13 January 2018
  • 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.

  • 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.

18 January 2018
  • 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.

20 January 2018
  • 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.

22 January 2018
  • 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.

21 February 2018
  • 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. Further details will be available to download from the SAG website. Limit 20.