SAG Event Calendar - November 2010 to January 2011
Christmas & New Year Trading Hours
The SAG Library at 379 Kent Street & Headquarters at Richmond Villa 120 Kent Street will be CLOSED for the CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR Break.
Both premises will close to the public 4pm Thur 23 Dec 2010 & re-open again at 10am Tues 4 Jan 2011.
Our administrative headquarters will continue to operate at the Villa on the non public holidays and telephone enquiries should only be directed to 02 9247 3953 during this period.
The Staff & Volunteers wish all our members a very Happy Christmas and New Year and look forward to catching up in 2011.
Experienced SAG Library
Volunteers will be on hand to assist members with research advice and the use of all our library resources. Come for as little or as long as you like during the day. Bookings are restricted to country and interstate members until 11 December, after which any available places will be filled by other members. Includes light lunch and morning tea. Limited places are available.
This session will look at the content of Certificates (Civil Registration) from all States and the clues, both written & omitted, that are can be vital to the family historian. Date and place is often the only information extracted from their pages while other leads are overlooked or not understood. Join us for this presentation which will be followed by an opportunity for one-on-one advice on one or two or your own certificates. Presenter Vicki Eldridge
with Joan Healy and Gillian Thompson.
collections of genealogical information than any other subscription-based website. It is also free to use at SAG for SAG members. The sheer size of the collection and its organisation can make it difficult to find the information you seek. Kerry Farmer will lead a hands-on session using SAG's computers at 379 Kent Street to familiarise you with some of this vast collection.
"I suspect that my great grandfather
may have been in trouble with the police in the early 1900s; how can I find out if there are any records and how do I access them?" Christine Yeats will attempt to answer this and other questions with reference to records of the Police, Courts and Gaols held by NSW State Records for the post-transportation era.
The NSW Lands Department holds
many documents of interest to family historians and many of them are now available to search and purchase online. Carole Riley will show you how to find land titles, deeds, maps, plans and other documents by using the Lands Department website where possible, and by visiting the Queens Square office in person when necessary.
Australia Day Public Holiday
Wednesday 26 January 2011 The SAG Library at 379 Kent Street & Headquarters at Richmond Villa 120 Kent Street will be CLOSED.
Nearly 80,000 convicts passed
through Van Diemen’s Land between 1803 and 1853. The three basic records are the convict conduct record, the indent and the description list. Important ancillary records include permission to marry registers, convict death registers, assignment and appropriation lists, and the ship surgeon’s report. Dr Dianne Snowden is a professional historian and genealogist based in Richmond, Tasmania and will show you how careful analysis of these records can provide a wealth of information about an individual convict’s life and vital clues for further research. Participants are encouraged to bring copies of their Tasmanian convict records for examination.
A convict ancestor’s arrival in Australia
was the end point of a process which has left many records for today’s family historians. It is possible to examine trial records from the UK, either in the local quarter sessions or the assize, to find out more about the circumstances which brought many of our ancestors to this country. Gaol records and local newspapers accounts can add further informative details which can help us establish a firm place of origin for our convict forebears. Presenter: Jeremy Palmer.
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