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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 England Group

This group currently meets either via Zoom or in the Society Library (check Upcoming Events) at 7.30pm on the first Thursday of each month (except January) - you can register for Zoom meetings via the Society's Up Coming Events section of the website. 

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.

For further information please email the convenor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Irish Group

This group currently meets either via Zoom or in the Society Library (check Upcoming Events) at 7.30pm on the second Monday of each month (except January) - you can register for Zoom meetings via the Society's Up Coming Events section of the website.

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. 

For further information please email the convenor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Germanic & Continental European Group

This group currently meets either via Zoom or in the Society Library (check Upcoming Events) at 7.30pm on the second Wednesday of each month (except January) - you can register for Zoom meetings via the Society's Up Coming Events section of the website.

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.

For further information please email the convenor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Family History Writers Group

This group currently meets either via Zoom or in the Society Library (check Upcoming Events) at 7.00pm on the third Thursday of each month (except January) - you can register for Zoom meetings via the Society's Up Coming Events section of the website.

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.

For further information please email the convenor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The DNA in Family History Group

This group currently meets either via Zoom or in the Society Library (check Upcoming Events) at 7.30pm on the third Wednesday of each month (except January) - you can register for Zoom meetings via the Society's Up Coming Events section of the website.

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.

For further information please email the convenor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Scotland Group

This group currently meets either via Zoom or in the Society Library (check Upcoming Events) at 2.00pm on the first Sunday of every second month starting in February (Where the first Sunday falls on a long weekend an alternative day will be arranged) - you can register for Zoom meetings via the Society's Up Coming Events section of the website.

This group aims to develop an understanding of methods and skills for researching family history in Scotland and to share problems and learnings so that group members can progress their family history research.

For further information please email the convenor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Genealogy Computer Users Group

This group currently meets either via Zoom or in the Society Library (check Upcoming Events) at 7.30pm on the first Wednesday of every month (except January and December) - you can register for Zoom meetings via the Society's Up Coming Events section of the website.

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

For further information please email the convenor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

New Special Interest 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 General Manager (8272 4222) 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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