Thursday, January 23, 2014

Society of Australian Genealogists February events

A chronological list of all activities is now available for online viewing and bookings here. You can also phone Monday to Saturday during office hours on 9247 3953 or book over the desk during library hours Tuesday to Thursday and Saturday.
All activities are held at Richmond Villa, 120 Kent Street unless otherwise specified.
  • Saturday 1 February (10.30am - 12.30pm) - Getting Started on Your Family History - Members Only
    For new members with no family history research experience. Learn the basics of how to start researching, what to do, and where to find and ask for help. Members Only. Bookings Essential and limited to 10. Cost $10.00.
  • Saturday 8 February (10.30am - 12.30pm) - Family Tree Maker User Group
    Join other users of this popular family history software for an opportunity to share tips and get help. Bookings essential. $8 ($12 non-members).
  • Saturday 8 February (1.30pm - 3.30pm) - Reunion (for Mac) User Group
    Reunion users are invited to an informal meeting encouraging members to exchange information, ideas, and techniques. Bring your questions, laptop, iPad or iPhone. All Reunion users or potential users are invited. Bookings essential. $8 ($12 non-members).
  • Thursday 13 February (10.30am - 12.30pm) - Writing Discussion Group
    Indexes are the first place you should look for information. So why are they at the back of the book? What do you put in them? How are they set out? Come and discover the answers to these intriguing questions. Bookings essential. $8 ($12 non-members).
  • Saturday 15 February (1.30pm - 3.30pm) - The Master Genealogist Software Group - Using TMG to help your research
    Sue Dobson will lead a discussion on how to use TMG to prepare for your research. Rob Walley will demonstrate Mocavo and how to enter your results into TMG. Bookings essential. $8 ($12 non-members).
  • Thursday 13 February (10.30am - 12.30pm) - English Research Group - Charles Booth Notebooks
    Charles Booth was a philanthropist and social researcher and spent many years in the late 1880s documenting the life of the working classes of London. We will discover how to use his maps and notebooks and look at the lives of some of the many families living in the East End of London who appear in these notebooks. Presenter - Pauline Kettle. Bookings essential. $8 ($12 non-members).
  • Thursday 20 February (10.00am - 11.30pm) - Tour - Sydney Observatory Guided Tour
    Join a 90-minute tour guided by an astronomy educator which will include: the unique history of the observatory, a 3-D space theatre experience, a look at a simulated night sky in the digital planetarium and viewing through the telescope (weather permitting). Bookings essential. $15 ($22 non-members).
  • Tuesday 25 February (8.00pm - 9.00pm AEST) - Webinar - Goldfields Research for NSW & Victoria
    There are an ever increasing number of resources available for tracing your ancestors on the Victorian and NSW goldfields. Philippa Garnsey will discuss the resources available at the SAG library and online, looking at many you may not have considered. Bookings essential and limited to SAG members only. Price $10.00.