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We run an extensive program of lectures, workshops, tours and group meetings which are open to everyone. We also hold member-only webinars and members receive a discount on our events.

ONLINE DELIVERY: All of our events are currently being delivered online using Zoom or GOTO MEETING. 

Online bookings can close early to support administrative requirements, however, late bookings may be made by calling the office during office hours on (02) 9247 3953 or sending an email to admin[at]sag.org.au.

With the exception of some DNA events where there may be privacy issues, all of our online sessions are recorded, so even if you cannot attend at the scheduled time you can still book and receive the recording.  

Most of our events are open to non-members as well as members. However, non-members will pay a bit more and season tickets remain available only to members. 

Registration types: The member category is used by members of the Society. Members must be logged in to make a booking. The complimentary category used by volunteers or new members if they receive an offer of a free event, and by presenters of the sessions. Everyone else should book using the non-member category.

Multiple event registrations: Please see this link for how to register for two or more events and pay once online.

Upcoming events

    • 5 Aug 2021
    • 2 Jun 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • Your place!
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Ongoing forum for SAG members who have attended the Analysing Your AncestryDNA Course.

    A series of meetings have been planned for participants of the Summer 2021 program who are interested in continuing to work with each other on developing their skill in "starting to solve their DNA dilemmas".

    FOCUS OF SESSIONS: Changes to the AncestryDNA platform and participants sharing case studies with and without brick walls!

    DURATION: 1.5 hours on Zoom on the first Thursday of alternative months starting on 5 August 2021 from 7.30pm to 9pm - February, April, June, August, October, December.

    COST: You need to be a current SAG member to be part of the group. The annual cost (on top of SAG membership) is $60 and this covers the 6 sessions.

    PARTICIPANTS: Open to anyone who have attended the “Analysing your AncestryDNA” program and is a current member of the SAG.

    Group Leader: Christine Woodlands

    • 16 Oct 2021
    • 11 Dec 2021
    • 3 sessions
    • Your place
    • 328
    Registration is closed

    Just started your family history or need a refresher? The Family History Fundamentals course is a three part online course being held on Saturdays 16 October, 27 November and 11 December, from 1.30pm-3.30pm.

    Participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

    The course will include an e-workbook for each of the three sessions which includes exercises, templates, checklists and list of resources.

    Skill level: All     Presenter:  Danielle Lautrec

    Part 1: Getting Started Saturday 16 October 1.30pm-3.30pm. The first of the three-part session primarily uncovers the principles of family history research, with a particular emphasis on understanding the diversity between types of sources. The session will demonstrate numerous forms of charting and the necessary information required for each. It will then demonstrate search techniques, including reference to diverse repositories and instruction on how to best utilise them your research. To end, the session will discuss the importance of appropriate research planning as well as methods to achieve success.   

    Part 2: Analysing the evidence Saturday 27 November 1.30pm-3.30pm. Part two will enhance the theoretical grounding gathered from part one as it focuses on the practical aspects of genealogy. A detailed breakdown of source analysis will demonstrate how to recognise errors and overcome research challenges, ensuring that the sources help your research to its full potential. The session will also cover handwriting analysis and increase your problem-solving capabilities.  

    Part 3: Documenting and presenting Saturday 11 December 1.30pm-3.30pm. Part three is focussed on how to share your discoveries with other researchers, including: charts, software, reports, books and online, allowing you to choose a method that best suits you. This session differentiates between documentation and presentation, and what is required in the correct execution of both. An important final step is how to ensure your citation process is as easy as can be. 

    Book using this listing if you wish to attend all three sessions at the discounted price.

    • 11 Dec 2021
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Your place
    • 91

    This session will cover tips and techniques for writing it up and sharing your family history with other researchers in a variety of forms, including charts, software, reports, books and online. It will also cover tips for making source citations easier.

    Family History Fundamentals is a three part course. Book using this event listing if you just want to attend this session. If you want to book for all three of the sessions with the course discount of $60 members, $90 non-members, please book using the event called WEBINAR: Family History Fundamentals - All Sessions Package.

    Skill level: All     Presenter:  Danielle Lautrec

    • 13 Dec 2021
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Your Place!
    • 445