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Special Interest Groups

Genealogy SA offers Members and occasional visitors the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of special interest groups. These meetings are free for members and non-members can attend one meeting before deciding if they would like to join the Society.

The English Group

This group meets at the Society Library at 7.30 pm on the first Thursday of each month.

This group's area of geographical interest now covers all counties of England. There is little concentration on any particular county, rather a broad range of subjects often suggested by group members. Again there is a good sharing of information in a friendly and social atmosphere.

The Irish Group

The group meets at the Society Library every second Monday evening of the month at 7.30 pm (except January).

Irish Australian kinship should be embraced and remembered, and this group aims to develop and share sources of Irish history and to preserve and record Irish ancestry, At group meetings participants help and advise each other in researching Irish histories. Guest speakers and round table discussions complement research done by the Society. 

The Germanic & Continental European Group

This group meets at the Society Library every second Wednesday evening of the month at 7.30 pm

For those interested in Germanic and Continental European ancestry, this Group meets monthly to share family or social history research, and enjoys a varied and flexible program. Some help with the German language and guidance in family research is available.

The Family History Writers Group

This group meets at the Society Library on the third Thursday of the Month between 7.00 and 9.00 pm excluding January and December

The aim of the group is to provide encouragement and support to aspiring family historians wishing to produce a readable and entertaining record of their family’s history. Meetings are informal with a focus on discussion, problem solving and sharing of current work.

Members enjoy a varied programme of workshops, presentations by experienced speakers, occasional excursions and the opportunity to interact with published writers, publishers and printers.

The DNA in Family History Group

This group meets at the Society Library on the third Wednesday evening of most months at 7.30pm.

In the past decade DNA testing has become more affordable and the results more useful to family historians. Stories of how DNA has been used to solve family mysteries are now quite common, and also used to trace our distant ancestors "out of Africa"

This group meets to share knowledge and consider the most appropriate testing to solve a problem, and to learn about DNA, mutations, the characteristics of Y chromosomes, and mitochondrial and autosomal DNA. Regular question and answer meetings are a feature of this group.

The Scotland Group

This group meets on the third Sunday of every second month (Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov) at 2.00 pm in the Society's Library and Research Centre on the first Sunday of April, June, August, October, December, February, etc. The group plans to develop an understanding of researching Scottish ancestors and share problems related to their research. An interesting program has been set for the next 5 meetings to be held this year. 

Genealogy Computer Users Group

This group meets at the Society Library on the first Wednesday of the month between 7.30 and 9.00 pm excluding January and December.

A variety of workshops and presentation related to computers, software and other related technologies used to research and document a family history.

New Family History Group

If you have a special area of interest and you'd like to find other like-minded Members with whom you might form a group, get in touch with the Business Manager (Contact Us) who can coordinate and advise.

Calendar and Meeting Details

For information on future meetings and meeting topics check out the Calendar.

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