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 Co.As.it. 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).
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).
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.
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.
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).
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.
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).