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2019
October 2019
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    Research/Software Group - Thursday 10 October 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Writing Discussion Group – Treasures of MIDAS

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

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

    Several members will show the way items in the Society’s Manuscript and Image Collection (often referred to by the catalogue name, MIDAS) can enhance our family history or lead to interesting discoveries.

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    Research/Software Group - Saturday 19 October 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Legacy Software Group

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

    Convenor: Beverly 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 - Saturday 19 October 2019 01:30pm - 03:30pm
    DNA Research Group – Beginners

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

    Presenter: Christine Woodlands   Bookings essential: $12 members, $17 non-members

    Learn the first steps of interpreting your DNA test results to help you understand how you relate to your matches. We will include a summary of basic DNA concepts and there will be plenty of time for questions.

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    Research/Software Group - Saturday 26 October 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
    DNA Research Group – Intermediate

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

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

    Confirming DNA matches through triangulation. We will explore the different ways to use the tools on each of the main testing sites – FTDNA, My Heritage, 23andMe, GEDmatch and DNAGedcom. Suitable for intermediate DNA researchers.

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    Research/Software Group - Saturday 26 October 2019 01:30pm - 03:30pm
    DNA Research Group – Advanced

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

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

    Learnings from ‘DNA Down Under’. What changes do we need to make in our research? Are there important issues that we need to input into our 2020 agenda?

November 2019
  • Research/Software Group - Saturday 09 November 2019 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.

  • Research/Software Group - Saturday 09 November 2019 01:30pm - 03:30pm
    The Master Genealogist Group

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

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

    This meeting is an opportunity to share ideas for using TMG and solve problems users are encountering. Bring your laptop if possible. There will also be time allocated to planning our meetings for 2020. New and experienced TMG users are invited to attend.

  • Research/Software Group - Thursday 14 November 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Writing Discussion Group - Where are you at with your writing or research?

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

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

    Our scheduled presentation by Anne Beaumont on ‘Whales and Windmills’ has had to be deferred until next year. 

    The new topic for this meeting is:  Where are you at with your research or writing?  This month we are talking about where we are at with our writing, research or our future plans. Each member will have five minutes to discuss or report on where they are at, what they need help with, what might be their plans and to ask for advice. 

  • Research/Software Group - Saturday 16 November 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
    New Zealand Research Group

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

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

    Navigating the new website, research guides, how to search, what digitised records are available on line and how to order records. Bring along any brick wall questions for discussion. You are welcome to join us for lunch afterwards (not included in the event price).

December 2019
  • Research/Software Group - Saturday 07 December 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
    DNA Research Group - Intermediate

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

    Presenter: Kerry Farmer   Bookings essential: $12 members, $17 non-members 

    Using the tools at DNAGedcom. We will explore tools such as ADSA, GWorks and J works. Some time will also be allocated to the benefits of DNAGedcom Connection Client for downloading match information for Genome Mate Pro, Match-O-Matic and the Collins Leeds Method 3D. Suitable for intermediate DNA researchers.

  • Research/Software Group - Saturday 07 December 2019 01:30pm - 03:30pm
    DNA Research Group - Advanced

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

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

    How have your DNA outcomes improved through the use of GEDmatch phased kits, Evil Twin, Lazarus or Visual Phasing? Do they help? Discussion of pros and cons.

  • Research/Software Group - Thursday 12 December 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Writing Discussion Group - My Adult Gap Year

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

    Presenter: Teresa Bentos   Bookings essential: $12 members, $17 non-members 

    Teresa is a nurse who has taken a ‘gap year’, in which she hopes to write the story of her time nursing in Iraq. She will talk about what she has achieved and how she writes. It is a fascinating story, one that needs to be told.