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01 May 2019
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    Webinar - Wednesday 01 May 2019 - Wednesday 31 July 2019 10:30am - 05:00pm
    Webinar Season Ticket - May to July 2019

    Only available until Friday 3 May.

    By booking a Webinar Season Ticket you will be able to view every standard webinar we hold between May-July, either live or by watching the recording later. You book and pay once. We'll set you up in each webinar and send you the confirmation link. And in addition you'll get one webinar free - so this quarter you get 5  for the price of 4. The webinars covered by the Season Ticket this quarter are:

    • Tracking down your ancestors in Ireland, Pauleen Cass, 6 May
    • In the workhouse, Helen V Smith, 21 May
    • Using Excel for DNA, Danielle Lautrec, 18 June
    • TROVE - It's more than just newspapers, Heather Garnsey, 17 July
    • Not quite Quincy - Coroners' records in England, Helen V Smith, 24 July
01 June 2019
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    Virtual Weekend Seminar - Saturday 01 June 2019 10:00am - 01:30pm
    Lost In DNA Virtual - Stream 1, Bronze ticket

    Location: Your place!

    Join us for a weekend of webinars about using DNA testing in family history. The webinars are divided into three streams, based on skill level. You can purchase a ticket for one, two or all three streams.  

    This ticket is for Stream 1 (Bronze ticket): Held Saturday AM. Suitable for beginners. There will be three 45 minute webinars, about analysing matches, incorporating DNA evidence into your research, and ethnicity results.

    Presenters: Barbara McAlary, Michelle Patient (pre-recorded) and Mel Hulbert

    Bookings essential: $30 members, $40 non-members 

    Download Program here

  • Virtual Weekend Seminar - Saturday 01 June 2019 - Sunday 02 June 2019 10:00am - 05:00pm
    Lost In DNA Virtual - Full registration

    Location: Your place!

    Join us for a weekend of webinars about using DNA testing in family history. The webinars are divided into three streams, based on skill level. You can purchase a ticket for one, two or all three streams.  

    This ticket is for a FULL REGISTRATION, which means you get all three streams. If you wish to attend just one or two streams, use the links for those streams to book. If you have already booked for all three streams, you do not need to book again for a full registration.

    Bookings essential: $120 members, $150 non-members 

    Download Program here

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    Virtual Weekend Seminar - Saturday 01 June 2019 02:00pm - 04:30pm
    Lost In DNA Virtual - Stream 2, Gold ticket

    Location: Your place!

    Join us for a weekend of webinars about using DNA testing in family history. The webinars are divided into three streams, based on skill level. You can purchase a ticket for one, two or all three streams.  

    This ticket is for Stream 2 (Gold ticket): Held Saturday PM. Suitable for advanced. There will be two one-hour webinars, about DNA Gedcom and phasing.

    Presenters: Helen V. Smith and Kerry Farmer

    Bookings essential: $20 members, $30 non-members 

    Download program here

02 June 2019
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    Virtual Weekend Seminar - Sunday 02 June 2019 10:00am - 05:00pm
    Lost In DNA Virtual - Stream 3, Silver ticket

    Location: Your place!

    Join us for a weekend of webinars about using DNA testing in family history. The webinars are divided into three streams, based on skill level. You can purchase a ticket for one, two or all three streams.  

    This ticket is for Stream 3 (Silver ticket): Held Sunday. Suitable for intermediate. There will be six webinars, about ethics and legal issues, clusters, unknown parentage, chromosome mapping, and managing your data.

    Presenters:Judy Russell (pre-recorded), Shelley Crawford, Michelle Patient (pre-recorded), Sandra Gamble and Kerry Farmer

    Bookings essential: $70 members, $80 non-members 

    Download program here

06 June 2019
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    Lecture - Thursday 06 June 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Family history fundamentals - Analysing the evidence

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

    Presenter: Danielle Lautrec   Bookings essential: $24 members, $37 non-members

    Just started your family history or need to develop your skills further? This session will cover tips and techniques for analysing sources and the information within them, and using that as evidence in your family history. It will include analysing handwriting, evaluating sources and problem solving.      

    Special discount offer: If you book for all three of the Family History Fundamentals lectures this quarter you pay only $60 members, $90 non-members. Book by phone or in person (not online) to receive this discount.

13 June 2019
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    Research/Software Group - Thursday 13 June 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Writing Discussion Group - Using humour when writing family history

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

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

    Christine will provide some definitions of humour and give some examples and will then share a couple of humorous stories that members have given her. If you have a humorous story you would like to share, bring it to the meeting.

15 June 2019
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    Research/Software Group - Saturday 15 June 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Legacy Software User Group

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

    Convenor: Beverley 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.

18 June 2019
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    Webinar - Tuesday 18 June 2019 08:00pm - 09:00pm
    Using Excel for DNA

    Location: Your place!

    Presenter: Danielle Lautrec   Bookings essential: $12, Members only

    Learn how to use Excel to store information about your DNA matches, analyse the data, plan your DNA research and track your contact with matches.

20 June 2019
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    Lecture - Thursday 20 June 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Using the National Archives of Australia

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

    Presenter: Brian Scales   Bookings essential: $24 members, $37 non-members

    National Archives is a rich source for family history, and not just for those family members who arrived in more recent years or served in the wars. Learn what’s available, including online, and how to access it.

21 June 2019
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    Hands On Session - Friday 21 June 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Hands On @379 MyHeritage DNA

    Location: 2/379 Kent Street Sydney (more information here)

    Presenter: Kerry Farmer   Bookings essential: $37 members, $52 non-members

    Join us for a Hands On Computer session at the library. Learn about using the MyHeritage website for analysing DNA test results. This session is ONLY for people who have either had their DNA tested with MyHeritage or have already uploaded their DNA results from another testing company. Limit 14.

29 June 2019
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    Research/Software Group - Saturday 29 June 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
    DNA Research Group - Intermediate Users

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

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

    Be more productive in searching and analysing your DNA matches. We will explore the benefits of a range of available Chrome extensions tools and the impact of the recent AncestryDNA changes on those tools.  The benefits of GEDmatch phasing (parent/child) will also be discussed.

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    Research/Software Group - Saturday 29 June 2019 01:30pm - 03:30pm
    DNA Research Group - Advanced Users

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

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

    Exploring the “ethical framework” for genetic genealogy. DNA testing brings challenging issues and situations starting when we decide to take a test or ask someone to take a test.

04 July 2019
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    Lecture - Thursday 04 July 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Family history fundamentals - documenting and presenting

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

    Presenter: Danielle Lautrec   Bookings essential: $24 members, $37 non-members

    This session will cover tips and techniques for writing it up and sharing your family history with other researchers in a variety of forms, including charts, software, reports, books and online. It will also cover tips for making those dreaded source citations easier!

    Special discount offer: If you book for all three of the Family History Fundamentals lectures this quarter you pay only $60 members, $90 non-members. Book by phone or in person (not online) to receive this discount.

     

05 July 2019
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    Hands On Session - Friday 05 July 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Hands On @379 Gedmatch Genesis for beginners

    Location: 2/379 Kent Street Sydney (more information here)

    Presenter: Barbara McAlary   Bookings essential: $37 members, $52 non-members

    Learn how the tools on GEDmatch can help you find more matches and better analyse your DNA data. Attendees must have already loaded their DNA raw data to www.gedmatch.com. Limit 14 

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    Hands On Session - Friday 05 July 2019 01:30pm - 03:30pm
    Hands On @379 Gedmatch Genesis, the next level

    Location: 2/379 Kent Street Sydney (more information here)

    Presenter: Veronica Williams   Bookings essential: $37 members, $52 non-members

    Learn how the Tier 1 tools on GEDmatch can help you find more matches and better analyse your DNA data. Attendees must have already loaded their DNA raw data to www.gedmatch.com and have a current subscription to the Tier 1 tools. Limit 14.

06 July 2019
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    Library Tour - Saturday 06 July 2019 09:00am - 10:00am
    Free Library Tour - Where do I start at the SAG library?

    Location: 2/379 Kent Street Sydney (more information here)

    Free, members only but bookings are essential

    Get an overview of the services and resources at the Library. Explore highlights of the collections and take a guided tour. Why not stay on after the tour and do some research? Limit 10.

11 July 2019
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    Research/Software Group - Thursday 11 July 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Writing Discussion Group - Double Agent Celery: MI5's Crooked Hero

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

    Presenter: Carolinda Witt   Bookings essential: $12 members, $17 non-members

    You never know what you will find when you go looking for relatives but imagine Carolinda’s surprise when her mystery grandfather turned out to be William Dicketts, MI5’s double agent ‘Celery’.

17 July 2019
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    Webinar - Wednesday 17 July 2019 08:00pm - 09:00pm
    TROVE - It's more than just newspapers

    Location: Your place!

    Presenter: Heather Garnsey   Bookings essential: $12, Members only

    Many of us know and love TROVE, but how many of us are really using it to its full potential? This webinar will look beyond the historical newspapers and instead deal with all the other great resources you’ll find on this great free site.

20 July 2019
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    Lecture - Saturday 20 July 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Digitising your family history

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

    Presenter: Jeff Madsen   Bookings essential: $24 members, $37 non-members

    Learn how to digitise your family history documents and photographs, the merits of different formats, resolution and other technical tips. Each attendee will have the opportunity to have up to four items digitised on the day. BYO items and a USB stick to save the images onto. Limit 10.

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    Lecture - Saturday 20 July 2019 01:30pm - 03:30pm
    Convicts: Before they came

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

    Presenter: Kerry Farmer   Bookings essential: $24 members, $37 non-members

    What do you know about your convict ancestors before they arrived in Australia? Discover what information can be found about their criminal convictions.

24 July 2019
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    Webinar - Wednesday 24 July 2019 08:00pm - 09:00pm
    Not quite Quincy: Coroners' records in England

    Location: Your place!

    Presenter: Helen V. Smith   Bookings essential: $12, Members only

    Coronial inquests were held when an accidental, suspicious or unnatural death occurred. The inquests can be a genealogical treasure trove with information about the deceased’s appearance, health, occupation, life and family relationships.

27 July 2019
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    Lecture - Saturday 27 July 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Assisted and bounty immigrants to Australia

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

    Presenter: Jenny Joyce   Bookings essential: $24 members, $37 non-members

    Almost all of us in Australia have immigrant ancestors. Those who came of their own free will may have paid their full passage, but many of them were "Assisted" or "Bounty" Immigrants. Learn about the subtle differences for the many schemes that helped bring out people to settle in Australia.