- Our Society has a number of interest groups that meet during the year and we invite you, either member or visitor, to come along and learn about the latest developments and resources becoming available in areas of your particular interest, get help solving problems, and enjoy the company of others sharing information and progressing with your family history. There's something for everyone in our range of interest groups.
- On this page, the group co-ordinators have provided details of how the meetings are conducted and what's happening in 2023. We look forward to seeing you.
- Attendance at a group meeting attracts a fee of $5. CLICK here to enrol and pay
Conducted by Elizabeth Steinlein. We are presently seeking a new co-ordinator following Barbara's retirement from the role. Please contact Elizabeth if you are willing to take it on.
Our Irish Interest Group is attended by many passionate Irish descendants searching for their families’ origins! They are a great encouragement to each other as they share the information and stories they have found so far.
All the main sets of Irish records are free on line for anyone to search. There is always someone to explain these records or guide you as to their use.
We have listed and mapped our members’ interests and will happily introduce new members to others who share a family name or townland/county where your family may have originated.
There are often new sources of information or helpful blogs to consult.
We meet on the 4th Saturday of February, April, June, August & October at the Research Centre, 2 – 4pm
Family Tree Maker
The Family Tree Maker Interest Group caters for all levels of expertise, from beginners to experienced users. The software is essentially identical for PC and Mac.
As well as helping newcomers with their "teething problems", the Family Tree Maker Group also explores the more advanced features of this software, including colour coding, using Photo Darkroom to enhance photographs, creating charts, reports and a Genealogy Book. Frequent use is made of the excellent tutorials and videos which have been created for this software.
Although not essential, many members bring their laptops to the meetings and have their queries and problems solved (usually) on the spot...