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Saturday 25 February 2017
09:00am
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    Library Tour - 09:00am - 10:00am  Free Library Tour

    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 & do some research? Limit 10.

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

    Free, but bookings are essential

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    Webinar recordings - 09:00am - 10:00pm  Webinar recording: The Godly Commonwealth - Discover Scottish Church records

    This is a recording of a webinar presented by Chris Paton, which was broadcast as part of Lost In England and Scotland in June 2016.

    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 April 2017. 

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    Webinar recordings - 09:30am - 10:00pm  Webinar Recording: Pre 1837 English parish register research

    This is a recording of a webinar presented by Heather Garnsey, which was broadcast as part of the Lost In England and Scotland weekend in June 2016.

    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 April 2017. 

10:00am
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    Research/Software Group - 10:30am - 12:30pm  English Research Group - Food shopkeepers and shop workers of the 19th century

    In addition to the traditional markets the retail outlets were fast developing in the major cities. Thousands were employed in the food retail area, but which area and what type of food did they sell and what was their life like? Uncovering some of these mysteries may well give us food for thought!

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

    Convenor: Pauline Kettle   Bookings essential: $10 members, $15 non-members

01:00pm
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    Lecture - 01:30pm - 03:30pm  Sydney cemetery adventures

    How many cemeteries do you think there are in Sydney? Over the course of 8 months Dr Lisa Murray visited 120 cemeteries and gravesites in order to compile her field guide to Sydney's cemeteries. Join Lisa as she shares some of her discoveries and top tips for visiting cemeteries. Along the way you'll learn how to 'read' a cemetery and hear about some of the resources available for cemetery research.

    A permanent archive? Sydney’s quarantine inscriptions: Unlike most archives, Sydney’s former Quarantine Station displays an incredible array of genealogical resources at exactly the spot where they were created. From the 1830s until the 1980s, detainees carved messages into the North Head sandstone, leaving enduring traces of their origins, arrival, literacy and – sometimes – their mortality. In this presentation, Dr Peter Hobbins teases out some of these stories and their wider meanings.

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

    Presenters: Dr Lisa Murray and Dr Peter Hobbins   Bookings essential: $22 members, $35 non-members