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Seminars and talks

Title Length Summary Notes
Organising, recording and preserving your family history [B]
2 hrs
An introduction to basic genealogical research techniques including keeping and maintaining records as well as how to establish links to like-minded researchers. [Booklet: $15]
Coming to grips with FamilySearch on the Web [I]
3 hrs
Log onto the Web and learn how to use this site of over 900 million names from 90 countries. Bring along some examples of your own ancestors and see if they are listed. Discover why some records are more reliable than others. Participants are expected to be familiar with using a PC. [Booklet: $10] Multiple terminals required at venue.
Family History on the Web [B]
3 hrs
Log on and learn how to use the Internet effectively as a research tool. Discover why some sites are more reliable than others. Learn about the lurking pitfalls for web users. Participants are expected to be familiar with using a PC. [Booklet: $10] Multiple terminals required at venue.
Using South Australian resources in family history [I]
3 hrs
Learn about the major repositories in SA available to family historians, their collections and how to access them. [Booklet: $15]
Using South Australia's archives
1 hr
A quick tour of the main archives in South Australia. [Booklet: $15]  
FamilySearch demonstration [I]
2 hrs
This is a demonstration version of, Coming to grips with FamilySearch on the Web, for venues without access to multiple terminals. [Booklet: $10] WiFi connection required at venue.
An introduction to family history research [B]
9 hrs
This course introduces basic genealogical research techniques. It covers keeping and maintaining records as well as techniques needed to access and evaluate records in libraries, museums and archives. It leads into many other courses offered by Graham Jaunay. [Booklet: $15] 3 sessions of 3 hrs or 6 sessions of 1.5 hrs
Using SA BDM Indexes effectively [I]
2 hrs
Hear a history of civil registration in SA. Find out how to access the GRO records and some of the traps. Discover some ways to avoid the need to purchase that expensive certificate No specific booklet available.
Tracing your English ancestors from afar [I]
3 hrs
Develop your skills and techniques to access a huge range of English church and civil records and understand some of the problems you may encounter. This course concentrates on C19th records.[Booklet: $10]
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Researching in England prior to Civil Registration [A]
2 hrs
Find out how to pursue your family history research in England prior to the introduction of civil registration. This course assumes a good understanding of family history researching and concentrates on revealing those less known resources that predate 1837. [Booklet: $10]
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How to access English parish records from afar [A]
2 hrs
Find out what you can expect parish records to cover and how you may be able to access them without travelling to Britain.
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Genealogy on the Web [I]
1.5 hrs
Demonstration in which participants will be shown how to access the Internet, how to find a variety of useful family history sites, and search engines on the Internet. [Booklet: $10] WiFi connection required at venue.
Tracing your Welsh ancestors from afar [A]
3 hrs
Family history has a long tradition in Wales and while the basic principles of Welsh research are similar to those for England, there are some subtle differences which serious researchers need to note.[Booklet: $10]
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Tracing your Scottish ancestors from afar [A]
3 hrs
There are specific access issues associated with Scottish research that will be explained along with what you can expect to find in the major repositories and how you can access them.[Booklet: $10]
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Tracing your Irish ancestors from afar [A]
3 hrs
There are specific access issues associated with 19th century Irish research that will be explained along with what you can expect to find in the major repositories and how you can minimise research expenses in what is one of the most expensive countries in which to research from afar. [Booklet: $10]
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Bound for South Australia [I]
2 hrs
Discover the background to the schemes that encouraged all sorts of settlers to come to South Australia. Find out why you may not be completely successful in your quest. Discover the location of a multitude of supporting materials that may fill the gap created by a missing passenger list. Learn how to research in the South Australian passenger and shipping lists. [Booklet: $10]
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Identifying and dating 19th century family photographs [B]
3 hrs
Identifying and dating 19th century family photographs** (3 hours) Everyone seems to have those old photographs of unknown people. This lecture and workshop will help participants identify the type of photograph and date it from its pictorial content and thus assist in the identification of the person/s depicted. [Booklet: $15] Participants should bring at least one old photograph with them.
Pitfalls in family history research [B]
3 hrs
Even the most experienced researcher can benefit from going through the common problems faced and often overlooked in research. The session outlines examples of the most common pitfalls and how to guard against them. [Booklet: $10]
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Finding your way around the English and Welsh censuses 18411911 [I]
2 hrs
Censuses are probably the most useful tools available to the family historian. Learn how to locate and utilise the data. Discover some of the pitfalls waiting for the unwary. Find out how to access the material without the need to hire a researcher. [Booklet: $10]
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So you want to publish your family history [A]
3 hrs
This course assumes you have written your family history. Now you want to publish it at minimum cost. The seminar covers all the stages in preparing a book for publication including help with printing and distribution. [Booklet: $5]
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Costumes as an aid to dating C19th photos
1 hr
A study of fashion 1860–1900 and an understanding of how this may help in determining the date of a photograph. [Booklet: $10] A talk
Cops, crooks and victims 1840s style
1 hr
The exploits of the law and the people involved in South Australia in the 1840s. A talk
The vagaries of the web
1 hr
Demonstration in which participants will be shown some of the significant pitfalls in using the Internet. [Booklet: $10] A talk: WiFi connection required at venue.
How to read old handwriting [I]
3 hrs
One of the significant barriers to family history research is coping with old handwriting. The session looks at the factors causing this difficulty—the writer's personal style, old language, unfamiliar fonts, and unexpected conventions and expressions using actual examples. Participants will work through a range of activities to help them understand and recognise these points. [Booklet: $10] A workshop
South Australian Military ancestors [I]
2 hrs
A study of the three eras of military history—garrison, colonial and Commonwealth—and how to access the records of the men involved. [Booklet: $10]  
Pursuing your World War 1 ancestors [B]
2 hrs
A study of the three eras of military history—garrison, colonial and Commonwealth—and how to access the records of the men involved. [Booklet: $10]  
Researching the maternal line [I]
1.5 hrs
Researching women is uniquely challenging and has its roots in the social position of women in society. [Booklet: $10]  
Finding SA families in newspapers [I]
2 hrs
Gain insights into searching South Australian newspapers for details of the doings of your ancestors. Which newspapers are most likely to contain the information you are after. What is indexed and what is not. No specific booklet available.

A = Advanced level B = Beginner level I = Intermediate level

All presentations can be adapted to suit the needs of the audience.
Shortened versions of most presentations can also be accommodated.

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