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RESEARCH & SOFTWARE GROUPS


Anyone can attend our research and software groups, but members enjoy a discounted price. You can attend as often as you like, but bookings are essential.

To find out when the groups are meeting next, see the Events Calendar or scroll to the bottom of this page. 

WRITING DISCUSSION GROUP

The Writing Discussion Group formed late in 2013 and meets on a regular basis at Richmond Villa, usually on the second Thursday morning of each month. Meetings consists of a presentation, show & tell, and an open forum for questions and comments.

This is a support/self-help group, not one for expert writers (although we do have a few published authors in our ranks). Our aim is to encourage members to exchange information, ideas, and techniques for writing their family and local histories.

DNA RESEARCH GROUPS

The first SAG DNA Research Group was established in 2015 to assist Society members to increase their knowledge of DNA research. Since that time it has covered a variety of topics that set the foundation skills for group members. The Society has developed a range of activities aimed at the wide spectrum of needs, from those just wanting to know what DNA is all about, to the advanced user. We now have three DNA Research Groups – Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

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Family Tree Maker Software Group

The FTM User Group meets to support those who use Family Tree Maker software to organize their genealogical research. The program was owned by Ancestry.com until March 2016 when it was taken over by Software MacKiev. The group is facilitated by volunteers who are willing to share their knowledge and experiences; everyone is welcome, whether you are a potential, new or long term user of FTM software.

  • At meetings there are presentations on techniques, tips, hints and experiences in using the many and varied features of the program.
  • On the FTM hub members can post questions, seek answers, make suggestions and obtain support.

At our meetings: presentations are made, discussions led, and time is dedicated to Q&A. These sessions are typically very interactive; questions can be asked and the facilitator or group can offer answers and suggestions. The focus is the current version of the software. However, users of older versions are welcomed and encouraged; every effort is made to answer questions within the context of the version to which the query relates.

On the FTM hub you can post questions for the wider group to offer answers, suggestions and support or simply read the posts of others. Previous Q&As on various topics can be searched. You can join by emailing your full name, SAG membership number and expiry date.

Legacy Software Group

The Legacy User Group is organised by volunteers who use Legacy Family Tree software and wish to share their knowledge and experience with others. Everyone is welcome whether a new or long term user of this family history software program. Even if you are just considering using Legacy you are welcome to come along.

The focus of the group is to give support to members using Legacy to enter and store family research. At meetings there are presentations on techniques, tips, and hints; all members of the group are encouraged to contribute information which could help others. Time is dedicated to beginners’ issues at the start of every meeting, and questions on installation can also be answered.

Sessions are typically very interactive and it is an advantage to bring along a laptop to follow along with the presentation if you have one. Regular meetings are scheduled and details can be found in the Events Calendar.

New Zealand Research Group

The New Zealand Research Group meets twice a year to assist members who are tracing their New Zealand ancestry. The convenor is Pauline Weeks and she can be contacted here


TMG Software Group

The Master Genealogist (or TMG) software allows family historians to fully customise data, reports and charts to suit their own requirements. It is very flexible and powerful, and is used by professional genealogists and beginners alike.

The aim of the TMG Sydney User Group is to allow members to exchange information, ideas, and techniques for using TMG and related programs in their family history. Group members have different levels of experience with TMG, from many years through to complete novices.

The group runs a mailing list and website where questions can be asked and answered and external meetings organized. To join this mailing list please click here

As this software is no longer being developed and supported, the TMG group can assist you in deciding whether you should move your data across to a different program, as many of its members are currently making this decision.

The TMG group will not be meeting regularly in 2020. However details of any upcoming meetings will be listed here.

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HERE IS A LIST OF THE NEXT GROUP MEETINGS:

Upcoming events

    • 18 Apr 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • 120 Kent Street Sydney NSW
    • 31
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    Legacy Software group meetings provide opportunities for you to extend your knowledge of Legacy features and to share your Legacy experiences. If you are undecided about which family history software program to purchase come along and see what Legacy can offer you.


    This session will be presented as a webinar. Booking using this event and we will confirm your seat in the webinar.

    Skill level: All, beginners welcome     Convenor:  Beverley Hyssett   

    Note: Members need to be logged in to the site to make an event booking.

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Our Research Centre is at 2/379 Kent St, Sydney.

Our office is at Richmond Villa, 120 Kent St, Sydney.

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