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Family History Workshops at SAG for December 2013 and Janurary 2014

Full details on all upcoming activities at http://www.sag.org.au/ Unless otherwise advertised, all activities are held on the top floor of ‘Richmond Villa’, 120 Kent St and are limited to 40 bookings. We regret there is NO disabled access to this area. Prices are shown as Member/Non-member price – when booking online please note that a discount code is no longer needed for members as the price code shown now relates to the non-member price.

WhenTimeTitle/PresentationPriceBrief Description Wed 4 Dec 120 Kent St 10.30 am – 12.30 pm The Griffiths Valuation and its survey maps and the wonders within – Hilary Walker$20 / $30The Griffith Valuation (overseen by Richard Griffith & published between 1847 & 1864) was the first full scale valuation of property in Ireland. The Index gives us occupiers’ names, parish and townland with survey map numbers identifying individual properties. Hilary will demonstrate how to make the most of these maps, locating information about your ancestors and the farms, houses, or cottages that they occupied. Sat 7 Dec 120 Kent St 10.30 am – 12.30 pmSocial Media for Family Historians – Carole Riley$20 / $30The internet is a medium for social interaction as well as a source of information. Social media tools such as such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and blogs enable family historians to find and communicate with friends and family around the world to share research, family news and photos. This session will introduce tools that can help with research into family both past and present, and how to recognise and avoid the dangers. Sat 7 Dec 120 Kent St 1.30 pm – 3.30 pmHistorical photographs of places online – postponed from 7th Sept – Kerry Farmer $20 / $30Historical photographs reveal the character of a place and challenge our preconceptions. Comparing old and new can provide fascinating insights. This session concentrates on the Historypin website, but also examines other historical photographic collections such as Flickr, Trove and NSW State Record’s Photo Investigator. Thu 12 Dec 120 Kent St 10.30 am – 12.30 pmGetting Started on your Family History – December – Kerry Farmer $10 Limit 10 Members only For new members with no family history research experience. Learn the basics of how to start researching and what to do. Sat 14 Dec 2/379 Kent St 9.00 am – 10.00 amLibrary Orientation Tour – December Free Members only Join us for a tour of the SAG library – learn about its layout and the services offered. Why not stay on after the tour and do research! Mon 16 Dec Your Place 8.00 pm – 9.00 pmhttp://www.sag.org.au/events/webinars/374-webinar-english-wills-and-probates.html$10 Members only Celia Heritage, UK professional genealogist, will discuss how to find English wills & probate records and how they can add extra depth and knowledge to your family research. January 2014 Thu 9 Jan 120 Kent St 10.30 am – 12.30 pmApprenticeships in England – Pauline Kettle $20 / $30Pauline Kettle will demonstrate how to research English apprenticeships using both the SAG’s library collection and online resources, such as English Origins. Sat 11 Jan 120 Kent St 10.30 am – 12.30 pm2014 – An organised approach to your family history! – Bruce Fairhall & Heather Garnsey $20 / $30Need more time for family history? Need to be more organised? Heather Garnsey will show how by setting research targets you can progress your family history in 2014, while Bruce will demonstrate how important good recordkeeping is – an organised family historian is a successful one! Wed 15 Jan Your Place 8.00 pm – 9.00 pmWebinar: Irish Online – What’s new? – Cora Num $10 Members only Focussing on new websites & resources for Irish research and how to use them, Cora will help further your research on the internet with this webinar. Thu 16 Jan 2/379 Kent St 9:00 -10:00amLibrary Orientation Tour – January Free Members only Join us for a tour of the SAG library – learn about its layout and the services offered. Why not stay on after the tour and do research! Fri 17 Jan 2/379 Kent St 10.30 am – 12.30 pmFamily Search – Hands On – Vicki Eldridge $30 / $45 Limit 14 The FamilySearch website has had many changes recently. In this hands-on session learn how to get better results by refining searches and exploring new features on this essential website. Sat 18 Jan 120 Kent St 10.30 am – 12.30 pmParish Chest – Jeremy Palmer $20 / $30These records reflect the lives of many of our ancestors in the period up to the mid-19th century and can be an excellent additional source to parish registers. Many hold overseers of the poor accounts, settlement and removal certificates, bastardy documents, constables’ accounts and local land records. Sat 18 Jan 120 Kent St 1.30 pm – 3.30 pmJourney around the Journals – Richard Thomas $20 / $30Have you ever sat in the Richmond Villa conference room wondering what is in those journals on the shelves around the walls? The Society is currently reorganising its extensive genealogical and family history journal collection. This lecture will explain how to search the SAG catalogue from home and find out what journals we hold in the library and in Villa stack. You will learn how the collection is organised and have a chance to search for a jewel in the Australian collection. Wed 22 Jan 120 Kent St 10.30 am – 12.30 pmOnline Resources at State Records NSW including getting the most out of Photo Investigator – Gail Davis $20 / $30The State Records website is becoming a comprehensive starting point for researching family history in New South Wales. Resources include indexes to records, the catalogue Archives Investigator, Photo Investigator, guides to using the NSW State archives and more. Whether you are researching at home or planning a visit to our reading room this session will help you to navigate your way around the website.

Family History, Land Title and WWI workshops for April 2013 at SAG.

Society of Australian Genealogists: 120 Kent Street Sydney NSW 2000 Tel: 02 9247 3953 Fax: 02 9241 4872 E: info@sag.org.au

Visit their website www.sag.org.au for further details.

April 2013 Sat 6 Apr 120 Kent St 10.30 am – 12.30 pm Tracing WWI ancestors beyond using NAA – Kim Phillips $20 / $30 1914 will be the centenary of the commencement of WWI. Learn about tracing WWI ancestors beyond the NAA website and accessing information about battlefield sites such as Gallipoli and the Western Front. How do you prepare for your own visit to the battlefield sites? Sat 6 Apr 120 Kent St 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm ‘The Battle Continues’ – Soldier Settlement after WW1 – Selena Williams, SRNSW $20 / $30 Selena Williams from State Records NSW will outline how returned WW1 soldiers and nurses were eligible to take up land under the Soldier Settlement Scheme in NSW and how to locate them in online indexes and other records. The reality of life on the land and the difficulties these settlers experienced will also be highlighted. Tues 9 Apr Your Place 8.00 pm – 9.00 pm Webinar: NSW BDM Records – Marilyn Rowan $10 Members only NSW Transcription Agent Marilyn Rowan will share her extensive experience in searching the NSW online BDM indexes to their full potential and show you how to get the most out of these vital birth, death and marriage records. Thur 11 Apr 120 Kent St 10.30 am – 12.30 pm Getting Started on your Family History – Kerry Farmer $10 Members only Limit 10 For new members with no family history research experience. Learn the basics of how to start researching and what to do. Fri 12 Apr 2/379 Kent St 10.30 am – 12.30 pm County Spotlight: Bedfordshire, Berkshire & Buckinghamshire – Joan Healy & Philippa Garnsey $30 / $45 Limit 14 Join us at 379 Kent for this session which will highlight selected online sources and other types of material available for these three counties and where they can be found in the SAG library. Sat 13 Apr 120 Kent St 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm The National Archives (UK) Discovery catalogue – Heather Garnsey $20 / $30 The National Archives UK holds a vast array of government records. See how the new ‘Discovery’ catalogue works, how it makes these records more accessible and enjoy a virtual tour of the TNA website. Mon 15 Apr 2/379 Kent St 10.00 am – 11.00 am Library Orientation Tour Free Members Only Join us for a tour of the SAG library – learn about its layout and the services offered. Wed 17 Apr Your Place 8.00 pm – 9.00 pm Webinar: NSW Lands Department – Carole Riley $10 Members only Learn about how to use the NSW Lands Department website to find titles, maps and plans from home. Sat 20 Apr 120 Kent St 10.30 am – 12.30 pm Online Family Trees – Kerry Farmer $20 / $30 Many sites online now allow you to store your family tree online. Whether you want to advertise your interests, collaborate with others or even just store the information privately for your own use, what are the risks and benefits of sites like Rootsweb, FamilySearch, Ancestry.com, Lost Cousins, findmypast, TNG, WeRelate – and others? Sat 20 Apr 120 Kent St 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm Introduction to Australian Land Research– Carole Riley $20 / $30 Are you confused about the terminology used in records for Land titles, deeds, maps & plans? Join Carole for a beginners introduction to researching this topic and navigating the relevant websites. Thur 25 Apr ANZAC DAY – Public Holiday The SAG Library at 379 Kent St and SAG headquarters at Richmond Villa, 120 Kent St will be CLOSED for ANZAC DAY. Sat 27 Apr 120 Kent St 10.30 am – 12.30 pm New Zealand Research Group – NZ Wars & Brick Walls in NZ research – Pauline Weeks $8 / $12 At the inaugural meeting of SAG’s New Zealand Research Group, Pauline Weeks will discuss the New Zealand Wars. Where, When, Why & Who was involved and how to research the British, Colonial, Australian and Maori Troops. Brick Walls in NZ research will also be covered.

Family History Workshops at Society of Australian Genealogists for February 2013

February 2013

Preservation of Family History Documents & Treasures – Representatives from Preservation Australia Pty Ltd

Sat 2 Feb, 120 Kent St 10.30 am – 12.30 pm

$20 / $30

Learn practical tips and techniques for preserving your family history documents and family treasures from professional conservators.

Bring along a document or item for some practical one on one advice during the session.

Birth, Marriage & Death in Colonial India – Sylvia Murphy

Sat 2 Feb, 120 Kent St 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm

$20 / $30

Learn about the numerous sources for vital records of the European community in India, Burma etc, their reliability and how to interpret them. Understand why records are incomplete and why some ancestors may be missing from records. What is the impact of religious affiliation on record availability? What alternative sources may be available?

Family Tree Maker User Group – Larry Czarnik

Sat 9, 120 Kent Feb 10.30 am -12.30 pm

$8 / $12

Join other users of this popular software for a Q & A session.

Library Orientation Tour

Mon 11 Feb, 2/379 Kent St 10.00 am –11.00 am

Free

Members only

Join us for a tour of the SAG library – learn about its layout and the services offered.

8.00 pm – 9.00 pm

Webinar: Tracing your Irish Ancestors – Cora Num

Wed 13 Feb, location: Your Place 8.00pm-9.00pm

$10 Members only

Cora Num from www.coraweb.com.au will share her valuable knowledge about how to trace those

Irish ancestors using the latest Internet resources and techniques.

Sentenced beyond the Seas: Australia’s early convict records – Janette Pelosi

Sat 16 Feb, 120 Kent St 10.30pm-12.30pm

$20 / $30

The 225th anniversary of the arrival of the First Fleet occurs in 2013. Janette will speak about Australia’s earliest convict records held at SRNSW.

These documents reveal much about the early record keeping of the colony and those who became founders of our nation.

Australia’s First Industrial Strike – Ralph Hawkins

Sat 16 Feb, 120 Kent St , 1.30pm-3.30pm

$20 / $30,

The first industrial strike in Australia occurred in 1819 when sawyers at Epping withdrew their labour for three weeks. Hear our archivist Ralph Hawkins describe this important event.

Sat 23 Feb, 120 Kent St, 10.30 am -12.30 pm

English Research Group –The British Railways (including Scotland) – Alan Day

Sat 23 Feb, 120 Kent St 10.30pm-12.30pm

$8 / $12

The development of railways throughout Britain in the 19th and early 20th centuries created a huge range of employment opportunities for both men and women.

Learn about some of the jobs people did, where they worked, and what records have survived from which individuals’ lives may be traced.

Getting Started on your Family History – Vicki Eldridge

Sat 23 Feb, 120 Kent St, 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm

$10

Members only

Limit 10

For new members with no family history research experience. Learn the basics of how to start researching and what to do.

Webinar: Tracing NSW Convict Ancestors – Part 2 – Christine Yeats

Wed 27 Feb, location: Your Place 8.00pm-9.00pm

$10

Members only

This webinar follows on from the one in January which introduced us to NSW convict research. Christine will

now explore how other types of records such as Musters, Census records, convict marriages & deaths, Colonial Secretary’s

In Letters and BDM records can further your research.

 

Link to Programme for January to April 2013: Publicity_ EventsJan-April2013-SAG