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Wednesday 23 March

Wednesdays @1 Wills - Discover more about your ancestors(Seminars)

Presented by Sue Lear

When: 1pm to 2pm

Where: 201 Unley Road, Unley or online via Zoom

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A series of practical guides on family history research methods and insights brought to you by GenealogySA members and guest presenters.

Join us via Zoom from the comfort of your home or in the library on Unley Road (numbers strictly limited).

Presented each 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month at 1pm ACDT (commencing Feb 2022)

Members: FREE
Visitors: $15.00

All registrants will have access to a recording after the event.

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When making your registration, please select to attend in person in the library (numbers strictly limited) or view online via Zoom.

Wills discovering more about your ancestorsMarch 23

Sue Lear presents "Wills - Discover more about your ancestors"

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Wills can be a great source of information. Sue will talk about how Wills can confirm close family members and give you clues to other family whom you may not have known about. Insights into family relationships may be exposed and perhaps the occasional revelation of some family skeletons – all in the one document!

Family Tree maker promoApril 13

Michael Smith presents "Family Tree Maker a functional overview"

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Family Tree Maker is a very powerful database that is able to store, organise and report on the family history data you input. This session will provides an understanding of navigating around the functions within Family Tree Maker and what you can do within them. The session covers very little operationally. Like most software packages there are many complex functions within the application, they will be the subject of future sessions. When you have become familiar with its operational topography, Family Tree Maker is very easy to use.

SA databases promo imageApril 27

David Ballinger presents "Genealogy SA databases - Part 2 - Searching"

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May 11

Doreen Kosak presents "Other Ways to tell A Family Story"
Presented as part of our South Australian History Festival events
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Picture1Writing a family history may be rather daunting for some of us. However, there are many other ways we can share our family history with family and friends. This topic explores some of the different resources we can all use to inspire us; maps, objects, photographs, oral history, short stories and diaries.

Doreen has been the convenor of the Genealogy SA Family History Writers Group since 2013. She is a keen family historian, and has found that genealogists are a valuable source of information about the social history of a place. They therefore fill in many of the gaps that cannot be found in the archaeological record. Preferring to ensure that this social history does not become lost, she will discuss some of the ways we can easily record it.

 May 25

Michael Bollen presents "Getting your Family History Book Published"
Presented as part of our South Australian History Festival events
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Picture2bGenealogy SA presents Michael Bollen, publisher with Wakefield Press, who will discuss what sorts of manuscripts they accept and what do they look for in family history submissions.

Wakefield Press is well-known for its publishing of history books, especially books relating to South Australia. How does this small private company work? What sorts of manuscripts do they accept and what do they look for in family history submissions?

Michael Bollen has been director and publisher at Wakefield Press since 1989. He has worked across all areas of this small busy firm, from commissioning, through editing and working with designers and printers, to publicity, sales and marketing and admin.

SA databases promo imageJune 8

David Ballinger presents "Genealogy SA Databases - part 3 - Searching the library MPCviewer – tips and tricks"

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