Friday, March 1, 2013

Society of Australian Genealogists

Society of Australian Genealogists activities for March 2013:

  • Tuesday 5 March (8.00pm - 9.00pm AEST) - Webinar - Tracing the History of Your British Ancestral House
    In this webinar Dr Nick Barratt of 'Your Family History' magazine and 'House Detectives' will join us from the UK. He will show you how you can trace the history of the English house or property in which your ancestors lived. Bookings essential and limited to SAG members only. Price $10.00
  • Saturday 9 March (10.30am - 12.30pm) - Queensland Research: The Basics & Beyond with Qld genealogist Judy Webster
    Professional Queensland-based researcher Judy Webster will speak about what records are available to research your Queensland ancestors. As well as the basics, Judy will discuss other sources such as asylum, prison & police records. Bookings essential.$20 ($30 non-members).
  • Saturday 9 March (9.00am - 10.00am) - Orientation Tour
    Members only. A one hour orientation tour of our library at 2/379 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 9 March (1.30pm - 3.30pm) - Dealing with Life & Death - cultural practices in 19th century Australia
    Have you ever wondered where your ancestors were born? Who provided assistance at the birth and to new mothers? Were still births recorded? What were the diseases that killed so many infants and children? Where did people die? This discussion will cover these issues and more. Presenter: Philippa Garnsey. Bookings essential.$20 ($30 non-members).
  • Thursday 14 March (8.00pm - 9.00pm AEST) - Webinar - Colonial Secretary's Correspondence
    The NSW Colonial Secretary's Correspondence contains an amazing treasure trove of information and can be the answer to many research problems - everything from land grant applications to orphan children and foreign immigrants. Presenter: Martyn Killion. Bookings essential and limited to SAG members only. Price $10.00
  • Saturday 16 March (10.30am - 12.30pm) - Researching Beyond the Census - England & Wales Name Lists 1327-1831
    In England and Wales there are many records dating from the early 14th to the early 19th century which take the form of name lists and which can be used in the manner of census substitutes. Whilst these do not have the national coverage of the later civil censuses, they can still be very helpful in pinpointing specific people at particular places & times. Bookings essential. Bookings essential.$20 ($30 non-members).