Family Tree Maker User Groups in Australia – UPDATED

Family Tree Maker is one of the world’s most popular genealogy software programs, and does have a large following of users in Australia.

While for most Family Tree Maker is an easy program to get into, interacting with a User Group will enable you learn more about the program, including new ways of doing things from interaction with others. There are always lots of tips and tricks to pick up and you will learn creative ways of using Family Tree Maker. If you are new to Family Tree Maker (or new to a newer version), attending a User Group meeting will help you get started, both in finding out what you can do in Family Tree Maker, and how to how to use it efficiently.

New South Wales – Botany Bay
Meetings: 3 times a year
Where:
When: check website for details
Cost: $3.00 for members, $5.00 for non-members
Contact: Web http://www.bbfhs.org.au/  Email: botanybayfhs@yahoo.com.au

New South Wales – Sydney
Meetings:
once a quarter
Where: 120 Kent Street, Sydney
When: need to check the SAG website for details
Cost: $8.00 for members, $12.00 for non-members
Contact: http://www.sag.org.au/
Organised by the Society of Australian Genealogists, they also have an online forum for FTM Users
http://www.sag.org.au/component/content/article/17-general/142-subscribe-to-the-family-tree-maker-forum.html

Queensland – Brisbane
Meetings:
1st Friday of every month, and last Sat of each even numbered month
Where: 58 Bellevue Avenue, Gaythorne
When: starts 10.00am
Cost: free (and non-members are welcome)
Contact: Kerri Kleidon familytree@qfhs.org.au or http://www.qfhs.org.au/
Organised by the Queensland Family History Society

Queensland – Cleveland
Meetings: 4th Wednesday each month
Where: RVVG Bldg, Cnr Passage & Middle Sts, Cleveland.
Starts: 9.30am
Cost: free (and non-members are welcome)
Contact: mcfadzen@bigpond.net.au
Organised by the Redland Genealogical Society to assist both new and experienced users.

South Australia – Salisbury
Meetings:
3rd Saturday of each month
Where: Salisbury TAFE Heritage Centre, 3 Ann Street, Salisbury
When:
from 1.30pm-3.30pm
Contact:  info@andfhg.org
Organised by Adelaide Family Tree Maker User Group, in association with the Adelaide Northern Districts Family History Group. You can find them on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Family-Tree-Maker-FTM-Adelaide-User-Group/130167707058063?ref=ts or you can visit their website http://www.andfhg.org

South Australia – Stirling
Meetings:
details for 2012 to be confirmed
Contact:  info@andfhg.org
Organised by Adelaide Family Tree Maker User Group, in association with the Adelaide Northern Districts Family History Group

South Australia – South East
Meetings:
no meetings
Contact:  http://www.sefhg.org/index_files/membership.htm
The South East Family History Group don’t hold regular Family Tree Maker User Group meetings, but they do have an online forum where you can post queries. Their Membership Page has information about how to do so.

Victoria – Melbourne
Meetings:
3rd Monday of each month (not December or January)
Where: Wadham House, 52 Wadham Parade, Mount Waverley
When:
doors open 7.00pm for a 7..30pm start
Cost: $2.00
Contact: ftmusers@vicgum.asn.au
held in association with VicGUM http://vicgum.asn.au or on Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/pages/VicGUM/193869012290

If you know of any other FTM groups around (even informal meetings), or are interested in starting one up, please send an email to alona@gould.com.au, so I can keep this list up-to-date.

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