SAG Event Calendar - November 2010 to January 2011
All meetings are held on the top floor of ‘RICHMOND VILLA’ 120 Kent Street, Sydney, unless otherwise advertised. We regret that
overcrowding there is a limit of 40 bookings for all activities held at Richmond Villa. Book in advance to yourself a seat! Check upcoming events by using Calendar on the front page of the SAG website.
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Orientation Tours – SAG Library A one hour tour of our library at 379 Kent St. Discover how the library is arranged and the services we offer. Members Only (Free-donations on the day appreciated). Sat 13 Nov: Library – 2/379 Kent St. 9.00am – 10.00am Mon 13 Dec: Library – 2/379 Kent St. 10.00am – 11.00am Sat 15 Jan: Library – 2/379 Kent St. 9.00am – 10.00am Bookings essential & limited to 15
Getting Started on Your Family History Are you wondering how to get started, or what questions to ask? This opportunity is especially for new members with no family history research experience. Learn the fundamentals to start you on the road, and where to find and ask for help. Thu 25 Nov: Villa-120 Kent St. 10.30am - 12.30pm Thu 27 Jan: Villa-120 Kent St. 10.30am - 12.30pm $10 members only Bookings essential and limited to 10
Information session on the latest
version of Family Tree Maker (FTM) software. Q & A session on both recent and all previous versions will then follow. It would be appreciated if any topics that you would like discussed, be posted beforehand on the FTM UG Forum. Facilitator: Larry Czarnik.
Presenters Joan Healy & Philippa
Garnsey will show you the resources which are available for you to start and continue further with your family history research in the County of Somerset. Both selected online sources and those sources available in our SAG library will be covered.
UNLOCK THE PAST History & Genealogy Roadshow – Sydney
By the mid 19th century gas for
industrial and domestic use was developing fast. There were many new types of employment and in large cities it was evident that gas companies were taking over open land which was impacting on the local areas. These aspects and records will be discussed. If you have any records of an ancestor in this industry please bring them along. Presenter: Pauline Kettle.
This is the oldest newspaper in India,
dating back to 1838, with the largest circulation. Historic issues from 1838 have been digitised and are available to search using your SLNSW reader’s card. Search methods and results will be demonstrated. There will also be an opportunity to help solve your South Asia research problems. Presenter: Sylvia Murphy.
Today the focus is on helping you find your Irish ancestors. Richard Reid will speak about the process of leaving Ireland, why people left and how to find them. Perry McIntyre will examine some background of your Irish convicts, what survives in Ireland and clues to the effect of transportation on families. Dr Liz Rushen from Melbourne will tell you about Irish free immigrant women who came to Sydney and Tasmania in the 1830s. Keith Johnson will reveal that despite what you might think, all is NOT on the internet when it comes to finding your Irish ancestors.
Rather than collecting information
about one family, wherever that family might be located, Online Parish Clerks (OPC) are volunteers who collect and share genealogical information about a specific parish. Linda Bishop is OPC for Shipley in West Sussex. Linda will show some of the resources available for Sussex, including those of the OPC and also information held by the Sussex Family History Group, the Sussex Record Society, the Sussex Weald, West Sussex Past and more.
This meeting will allow for 1-on-1 and
also small group discussions, so think in advance about any aspects of TMG where "you'd like to see how others do it" or problem areas that you would like to see addressed. Convenor: Kerry Farmer.
Society of Australian Genealogists, 120 Kent St, Sydney 2000. Tel: (02) 9247-3953 Fax: (02) 9241-4872 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Correct at the time of printing, any updates and further details are available on our website at www.sag.org.au