Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Society of Australian Genealogists

Society of Australian Genealogists activities in June:
  • Saturday 9 June (10.30am - 12.30pm) - Searching for the NSW State Archives in Ancestry
    This session will look at ways of making the best use of extensive resources such as arrival, convict, ticket of leave or land grants held in the NSW State archives collection, that are currently available on Ancestry. Presenter: Christine Yeats. Bookings Essential. $20 ($30 non-members).
  • Saturday 16 June (10.30am - 12.30pm) - Self Publishing Your Family History
    Share the knowledge & expertise that the two presenters have gained from working in self-publishing companies. Margaret Szalay will provide practical information on formatting your family history manuscript for publication, while David Longfield will discuss issues relating to copyright, why you should obtain an ISBN and preparing documents & photos for inclusion in your manuscript. Bookings Essential. $20 ($30 non-members).
  • Saturday 16 June (1.30pm - 3.30pm) - Lancashire County
    Learn about the history of the Duchy of Lancashire and how it can explain some of the stumbling blocks for researchers. Peter Trebilco will show examples of the impressive journals produced by the local societies, online resources, the large number of CDs available to search, as well as the many books on the shelves at the SAG library for this county. Bookings Essential. $20 ($30 non-members).
  • Monday 18 June (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.
  • Friday 22 June (10.30am - 1.30pm) - Ancestry Website - Hands-on Workshop
    A repeat of the popular hands-on session using the SAG library computers. Find how to access the vast amount of genealogical information held on this subscription based website, which is free to use at the SAG library. Session leader - Kerry Farmer. Bookings essential - limited to 14 places. Bookings Essential. $30 ($40 non-members).
  • Saturday 23 June (1.30pm - 3.30pm) - Writing Your Memoirs and Taking Oral History
    Memoirs: Your life story is unique and it is also a part of history. Jenny Rudd O’Neill will show how to create a lively, interesting historical record for family and for future generations. Oral History: The people in our families and communities are rich sources of information about the past, but this is often unrecorded and therefore lost to the next generation. Jenny Joyce will demonstrate how to conduct an interview and collect a meaningful oral history Bookings Essential. $20 ($30 non-members).