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MEMBER Benefits 

The SAG is a community of family historians - amateurs & professionals side by side. 


Society of Australian Genealogists membership enables:

Exclusive family history resources

  • The ongoing development, maintenance, and conservation of a 70,000+ item strong library and manuscript collection
  • The Society to continue to be designated FamilySearch Affiliate Library providing access to records not available to the public
  • You to take advantage of unique and lesser-known resources held only by the Society
  • The opportunity to enter prizes or special offers e.g. Annual Croker Prize for Biography, scholarship for award from the University of Tasmania

Education, training & publications

  • The continuation of subsidised webinars, courses, education programs, training, and events
  • You to receive assistance to generate original family history research through our quarterly magazine Descent, via online outlets, our Diploma in Family Historical Studies, and increasing publication projects (print and electronic format)

Community & peer support

  • Cohorts of volunteers to exist without whom we could not run our Family History Research Centre and Library, courses, events, archives, and groups (see below)
  • You to gain mentoring and peer support through our courses, research/ software groups and, gain a leading edge on up-to-date DNA research methodologies
  • You to participate in, and contribute to, our membership community of family historians and genealogists around Australia and internationally via Members Only events, and get-togethers

Global expertise

  • Staff and volunteers to keep track of the latest technology platforms, institutional repositories, and sector trends
  • You to get direct access to leading statutory authority contacts, corporate providers, and industry experts





Courses available in 2024

  • Beginners Practical Introduction to Family History
  • Beginners Family History Research Methods
  • Intermediate Family History Research Methods
  • Creative Writing Program
  • DNA Program
  • Certificate in Genealogical Research
  • Diploma in Family Historical Studies

Online conferences in 2024

In Search of...

13 April...My Convict Ancestors

22 June...Artificial Intelligence in Family History

17 August ...Gold Rushes in Australian colonies, NZ & USA

30 November...Wills, probate & related end of life records

Special projects

The Ironclad Sisterhood

Included online webinar series

Friday Hang Outs with the SAG

Let's Talk About...

Family History Connect (+ in-person sessions)


Ancestry Tips

Facebook Discussion Group

Family Tree Maker Users

Legacy Users

Reunion and Mac Users

DNA Research - Tools in Practice

DNA Research - Discussion

Genealogical DNA Analysis Tool (GDAT) Users

SAG Book Club

The Writing Group

Shut Up & Write Family History

Aotearoa New Zealand Research

Caribbean Research

Chinese Australian Research

Colonial Australia Research

English Research

Irish Research

Scottish Research

USA & Canada Research

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Library - 2/379 Kent St, Sydney NSW 2000                       

Offices/Archives - 120 Kent St, Sydney NSW 2000 (Also our postal address)

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+61 2 9299 5151 Library (during opening hours)

+61 2 9247 3953 Office            


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