Monday, October 7, 2013

Society of Australian Genealogists

  • Friday 18 October (10.30am - 12.30pm) - Hands On - Online trees for free
    Learn how to safely add a few key ancestors to a free online family tree, so others can contact you for more information. This is a hands-on session, so bring information about a family of your own (all deceased and ideally at least parents and a child) and create a free online tree. (If possible include an ancestor found in the 1881 UK census.) Websites used include WeRelate, Lost Cousins and MyHeritage. Presenter: Kerry Farmer. Bookings essential. $30 ($45 non-members).
  • Saturday 19 October (10.30am - 12.30pm) - British Military Service Records
    Many families have a connection to service in the British armed forces. The records of the British Army, the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force are extensive and can provide a fascinating insight into the lives of our ancestors who served their country. This seminar will cover ‘recent’ records from the First World War as well as looking at material available for earlier time periods. Presenter: Jeremy Palmer. Bookings essential. $20 ($30 non-members).
  • Saturday 19 October (1.30pm - 3.30pm) - How to Research Australian Military Ancestors
    Discover the variety of resources available and the information contained within while exploring sites including the Australian War Memorial, National Archives, Commonwealth War Graves Commission and SAG. Learn ways to find your relative’s service history and the history of the units with which they served. Presenter - Damien Bowley. Bookings essential. $20 ($30 non-members).
  • Wednesday 23 October (8.00pm - 9.00pm AEST) - Webinar - Finding Living UK Relatives
    Join UK professional genealogist Dr Geoff Swinfield, as he illustrates, using a real example, the techniques and sources used to identify and locate living relatives in the UK Presenter - Dr Geoff Swinfield. Bookings essential and limited to SAG members only. Price $10.00.
  • Saturday 26 October (10.30am - 12.30pm) - Ancestral Links - the Biographical Database of Australia goes online
    The former ABGR Project, which published all the Musters in the 1990s, and four volumes of biographies, has created a web-based database of transcribed BDM and other records, linked to create thousands of profiles of people arriving or born in colonial Australia. Malcolm Sainty and Michael Flynn explain how the database works and how it can help genealogists and historians. Presenters - Malcolm Sainty & Michael Flynn. Bookings essential. $20 ($30 non-members).