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.
- Thursday 3 April (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.
- Friday 4 April (10.30am - 12.30pm) - Hands On - SAG Library Electronic Resources & catalogue tips
THIS SESSION HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM 21 MARCH. Held at 2/379 Kent Street Sydney. Our librarian will show you how to locate & use the many databases contained within the Electronic Resources section of the SAG library computers and give tips on effective searching of the library catalogue. You never know what you might discover! Limited to 14. Presenter - Lorraine Brothers. Bookings essential. $30 ($45 non-members).
- Saturday 5 April (10.30am - 12.30pm) - Hill End & Tambaroora Gathering Group and its resources
Established in the 1930s this family history group has researched and compiled a considerable amount of detail from various sources about your goldfield ancestors. It has culminated in printed publications and the formation of a website which will help you understand the living conditions of this unique district.Established in the 1930s this family history group has researched and compiled a considerable amount of detail from various sources about your goldfield ancestors. It has culminated in printed publications and the formation of a website which will help you understand the living conditions of this unique district. Presenter: Lorraine Purcell. Bookings essential. $20 ($30 non-members).
- Saturday 5 April (1.30pm - 3.30pm) - Finding Margaret - a Hill End Case Study
Margaret King was a servant in Hill End who died in 1872 and was buried in Tambaroora Cemetery in an unmarked grave. Using the clues contained in two letters written by Margaret and produced at her coronial inquest and reproduced in an article in the Sydney Morning Herald, Lorraine Purcell will demonstrate the amazing amount of information that can be found about Margaret’s poignant life within the sources covered in her lecture held in the morning on the Hill End and Tambaroora goldfields. Presenter - Lorraine Purcell. Bookings essential. $20 ($30 non-members).
- Tuesday 8 April (8.00pm - 9.00pm AEST) - Webinar - Getting the Most Out of FamilySearch
When Claire Brisson-Banks was in Sydney in 2013 she shared some great tips with our members for using this website. Returning via a webinar from Salt Lake City, she will share more ideas on using www.familysearch.org Presenter - Claire Brisson-Banks. Bookings essential and limited to SAG members only. Price $10.00.
- Thursday 10 April (10.30am - 12.30pm) - Writing Discussion Group - Appendices
Other than the index, what else goes in the back of the book? Find out what you can put in as an appendix and why. Bookings Essential. $8 ($12 non-members).
- Friday 11 April (10.30am - 12.30pm) - Hands On - Staffordshire, Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire
Join us at 379 Kent Street for this session which will highlight selected online sources and other types of material available for these three counties and where they can be found in the SAG library. The session includes an hour of research time at the library to consult the county records which have been featured. Presenters - Joan Healy & Philippa Garnsey. Bookings essential and limited to 14. $30 ($45 non-members).
- Saturday 12 April (10.30am - 12.30pm) - Charting Your Family Tree
This practical session will introduce methods and guidelines used in the construction of family history charts, or pedigrees. Many family history software packages are very poor at producing standard drop line pedigree charts and knowing how to arrange information and set out a clear and concise chart is a useful skill for all researchers. Presenter: Jeremy Palmer. Bookings essential. $20 ($30 non-members).
- Wednesday 30 April (8.00pm - 9.00pm AEST) - Webinar - Sydney's Cemeteries
Join Martyn Killion as he looks at Sydney’s major cemeteries and their records, with particular emphasis on what you can find from home. Bookings essential and limited to SAG members only. Price $10.00.