Family History Workshops at SAG

Are you researching your family history and would like to brush up on your skills. Why not attend some of the great courses at:

SAG Society of Genealogists

All activities are held at Richmond Villa, 120 Kent Street unless otherwise specified.

  • Monday 15 October (10.00am – 11.00am) – Orientation Tour
    Members only. A one hour orientation tour of our library at 379 Kent Street – find out how the library is set out and what services we offer there. Bookings Essential. Free – but a gold coin donation to our Building Appeal on the day would be appreciated.
  • Thursday 18 October (1.30pm – 3.30pm) – Was There a Pub in the Family?
    This session will explore the sources that can be utilised for researching NSW Pubs & Publicans pre 1900. Presenter: Dr Ken Knight. Bookings essential.$20 ($30 non-members).
  • Saturday 20 October (10.00am – 1.30pm) – Beginning Your German Research
    Join us as we explore how to start researching your ancestors from Germany. Learn about naturalisation and immigration records, gazetteers, town family books and much much more. There will be plenty of time for individual problem solving. Presenters: Jenny Paterson, Elizabeth Allum & Martyn Killion. Bookings essential.$30 ($45 non-members).
  • Wednesday 24 October (8.00pm – 9.00pm AEST) – Webinar – An Introduction to the Ancestry Website
    Learn how to use the Ancestry website and navigate your way around millions of records. Designed for newer subscribers to Ancestry who have their own personal subscription. Presenter – Martyn Killion. Bookings essential and limited to SAG members only. Price $10.00.
  • Saturday 27 October (10.30am – 12.30pm) – County Spotlight: Durham, Northumberland etc
    Highlighting selected online sources and other types of material located in the SAG library for counties of Durham, Northumberland, Cumbria & Westmoreland. Presenters: Philippa Garnsey & Joan Healy. Bookings essential.$20 ($30 non-members).
  • Saturday 27 October (1.30pm – 3.30pm) – Heraldry
    Heraldry provides a fascinating and colourful supplement to genealogy and can often be a helpful tool for research. However, the language can sometimes seem bewildering to the newcomer. Jeremy Palmer will guide you through the art of blazonry – the written description of a coat of arms – so that an understanding of the subject can be gained. Bookings essential.$20 ($30 non-members).

A chronological list of all activities is now available for online viewing and bookings here. You can also phone Monday to Saturday during office hours on 9247 3953 or call in during library hours Tuesday to Thursday and Saturday.

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