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  • 1 May 2021 3:10 PM | Anonymous

    Congratulations to the following SAG members awarded the Diploma in Family Historical Studies today! 

    Debra Carter [#11897 Devon, UK] Ireland to Australia – McSpadden to McSpedden: a Family History

    Terry Gatward [#12320  NSW] GatwardsSeeking Gold

    Alicia Howard [#12392 NSW] Can the paternity of Frederick George Howard, born in Wanaaring NSW in 1894, be confirmed through historical or DNA records? 

    Philip Lauchs [#12558 QLD] Onwards and Upwards: From servitude to freedom a family story in Australia

    Jennifer Lorenz [#12407 NSW] Wandering Feet and Restless Hearts: A History of the Marr Family of Glasgow, Scotland and Perth, Western Australia

    Sue Park [#6104 NSW] Winning against adversity: Rutherglen, Scotland to Ipswich, Queensland 

    Sally Romano [#12391 QLD] Days of Yore: O’Brien Family of Cowwar

    Cathie Sherwood [#12610 QLD] Commissary, Colonist and Jack of all trades - A Phillips family history: Paterson to Bundaberg

    Marcia van Zeller [#12564 WA] Leila’s Family Notes A genealogical study of the Clarkes: Researching someone else’s family from afar

  • 8 Apr 2021 10:58 PM | Anonymous

    Details of the Society's Annual General Meeting are being provided to members and are also available at:

    The AGM will be a virtual meeting on the Zoom platform on Saturday 1 May 2.00pm-3.00pm AEST and will include a presentation from Ryerson Index President John Graham alongside a celebration of our recent Diploma of Family Historical Studies successful candidates. 

  • 26 Mar 2021 8:49 AM | Anonymous

    Please note that the offices and Library will be closed over the Easter weekend 2-5 April inclusive.  Our website will always have the latest updates on public health guidance and bookings are still required for Library day visits though please email anytime for your research look ups. Full details are available on the web pages:

  • 22 Mar 2021 12:27 PM | Anonymous

    Due to the ongoing weather emergency in NSW, we are not opening our Library at 2/379 Kent Street, Sydney, on Tuesday 23 March due to transport issues and ability of staff and volunteers attending. Please send any quick look up and other research requests to research[at] Given the ongoing public health situation, we would always recommend checking our website updates prior to any visits and making bookings in advance at this time:

  • 10 Mar 2021 9:58 PM | Anonymous

    The Society seeks to appoint new Directors to its Board.  Please find full details regarding the role at this link. To submit a one-page expression of interest addressing the skills you would bring as a Director on the Society Board, please send to, attention Melissa Hulbert, President of the Board of Directors, by 20 March 2021.

  • 22 Feb 2021 12:42 PM | Anonymous

    Applications for this year's cohort of Certificate of Genealogical Research students are now open from this link. All aspects of these assessments are undertaken online so you can take this course from anywhere in the world. Please read the Certificate Regulations and information brochure prior to commencing your application. 

    Those eligible for the Diploma of Family Historical Studies can apply up to the end of this month as well - see this link for details.

  • 15 Feb 2021 5:23 PM | Anonymous

    Our Library is open though restrictions apply. Appointments are necessary - book here

    Watch this podcast to find out how to make an appointment:

    You can watch a virtual tour of the library here:

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