Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Society of Australian Genealogists

S.A.G. November activities
  • Saturday 10 November (9.00am - 10.00am) - 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.
  • Saturday 10 November (10.30am - 12.30pm) - Family Tree Maker User Group
    Join other users of this popular software for a Q&A session. Bookings essential. $8 ($12 non-members).
  • Saturday 10 November (1.30pm - 3.30pm) - The Master Genealogist User Group
    This meeting will allow 1-on-1 assistance and problem solving in small groups, so think in advance about any aspects of using TMG where you need help and be ready to ask questions on the day. Bring your laptop along if possible! Bookings Essential. $8 ($12 non-members).
  • Monday 12 November (8.00pm - 9.00pm AEST) - Webinar - Tracing Your NSW Gaol Birds
    Learn about the wonderful resources available to help trace ancestors who spent time behind locked doors in NSW. Presenter: Martyn Killion. Bookings essential and limited to SAG members only. Price $10.00.
  • Saturday 17 November (10.30am - 12.30pm) - Check out the Neighbours
    Looking at your ancestors in the context of where they lived can provide additional information about how they lived - a session on Australian local history sources. Bookings essential.$20 ($30 non-members).
  • Saturday 17 November (1.30pm - 3.30pm) - Rebels, Priests and Love Letters
    The ‘Minerva’ which arrived in Sydney in Jan 1800 brought the first of the rebels who had been involved in Ireland’s uprisings between 1797 and the Battle of Vinegar Hill in 1798. Rebel priests and male & female urban criminals also shared the journey aboard the ‘Minerva’. Cassie Mercer will present brand new research into those on board. Hear about their lives through letters they wrote to their families and newspaper accounts of their trials, and learn about their fate as they struggled with life in Sydney. Bookings essential.$20 ($30 non-members).