Sunday, May 31, 2015

Society of Australian Genealogists - June 2015 activities

Thursday 4 June (10.30am - 12.30pm) - Finding Your Italian Heritage
If you have ancestors from Italy or even if you just want to learn about the development of the Italian community in Australia, then this seminar is a must for you. A range of experienced researchers from Co.At.Is (Italian Family History Group) will present a “how to” summary on navigating the minefield of family history research in Italy. Presenters: Representatives from Bookings essential. $20 ($30 non-members).
Saturday 13 June (10.30am - 12.30pm) - Beginner's Guide to State Records
Presenter: John Cann. Are you a recent convert to the family history research process? Are you an experienced researcher but are yet to tackle State Record what can be found on a visit to State Archives, & hear about the many options for research available to family historians. Bookings essential. $20 ($30 non-members).
  • Saturday 13 June (1.30pm - 3.30pm) - Writing Discussion Group
    Croker Prize (Members' Choice Winner 2014).The winner of the Members’ Choice category of the Croker Prize in 2014, Bob will talk about his entry, Old Brine: Terror of the Richmond River, how he wrote it & the elements of a prize winning story. Presenter: Bob Wright. Bookings essential. $8 ($12 non-members).
  • Thursday 18 June (10.30am - 3.30pm) - Welcome Day for New Members
    Commencing at 10.30am at Richmond Villa and finishing at 2/379 Kent Street (SAG Library). Especially for new members with no family history research experience. We’ll start by showing you some of the fundamentals & ‘first steps’ in family history in a fun & stress-free environment. Then, after a break for lunch (BYO), we’ll reconvene at the SAG Library for a short explanation of its offerings and the opportunity to start researching. FREE - Members only. Bookings essential and limited to 10.
  • Thursday 18 June (8.00pm - 9.00pm) - Webinar - An A-Z of Victorian Occupations
    Have you found an ancestor but can’t understand their occupation? Professional local, social & family historian Kirsty Gray will outline some unusual occupations from the era. Bookings essential. $10. SAG Members only.
  • Saturday 20 June (10.00am - 4.00pm) - Genealogy & Technology Day - Michelle Patient
    A day of immersion in technology with expert genealogist Michelle Patient. Topics covered include: digital indexes & archives, creating digital records, using Evernote & lots of opportunity to ask questions. Full program available on the website or by phone or email. Morning & afternoon tea incl., BYO lunch. Presenter - Michelle Patient. Bookings essential. $40 ($55 non-members).
  • Tuesday 23 June (8.00pm - 9.00pm) - Webinar - Using the Ryerson Index - John Graham
    Join John Graham, the coordinator of the Ryerson Index of death notices & obituaries in Australian newspapers, as he explores & demonstrates this wonderful resource & how it can help “kill off” your ancestors with newspapers & cemetery records. Bookings essential. $10. SAG Members only.
  • Thursday 25 June (10.30am - 12.30pm) - Getting the Most out of British Census Records
    A Census of the population was taken every 10 years in Britain starting in 1801. Information gathered expanded over time & the surviving records form the mainstay of researching 19th century families in the British Isles. Learn about different resources, effective search techniques & how to interpret results. Presenter - Sylvia Murphy. Bookings essential. $20 ($30 non-members).