Legacy Family Tree User Groups in Australia

LegacyFTWith a growing user base of Legacy Family Tree in Australia, there have been a number of User Groups start up. If you are new to the program, attending a User Group meeting can be very informative, both in finding out the program’s capabilities, and how to find out how to use it.

Australian Capital Territory – Cook
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of every month
Where: HAGSOC Education Room, Cook Community Hub, 41 Templeton St, Cook
When: 7.30pm
Contact: http://www.hagsoc.org.au
Organised by Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra Inc

New South Wales – Caringbah
Meetings: 1st Tuesday every second month
Where: Port Hacking Community Centre, 184 Gannons Road (South), Caringbah
When: 4 May, 6 Jul, 7 Sep, 2 Nov from 2.30pm-4.00pm
Cost: $3.00 for members, $5.00 for non-members
Contact: http://www.bbfhs.org.au
Organised by the Botany Bay Family History Society

New South Wales – Lake Macquarie
Meetings: once a month
Where: Marmong Point Community Hall, George Street, Marmong Point
Contact: http://www.lmfhg.org.au
Organised by the Lake Macquarie Family History Society

Queensland – Brisbane
Meetings: 4th Tuesday of each month
Where: Corner Bracken and Barrett Streets, Bracken Ridge
When: 1.00pm-4.00pm
Contact:  Charlie Nolan charlie.nolan@gmail.com

Queensland – East Brisbane
Meetings: 2nd Sunday of the odd months of the year
Where: 38 Fisher Street, East Brisbane
When: 1.00pm-2.30pm
Contact: http://www.gsq.org.au/
Organised by the Genealogical Society of Queensland

Queensland – Toowoomba
Meetings: 2nd Sunday of each month
When: from 2.00pm
Contact: Beverley Borey borjobe69@bigpond.com

South Australia – Salisbury
Meetings: 1st Monday of each month
Where: Salisbury TAFE Heritage Centre, 3 Ann Street, Salisbury
When: from 7.00pm
Contact: Adelaide & Northern Districts FHG andfhg@yahoo.com.au
Web: http://www.andfhg.org/

Victoria – Melbourne
Meetings: 3rd Wednesday of each month (not December or January)
Where: GSV, Level B1 257 Collins Street, Melbourne (take lifts in Emirates Building at Collins Street entrance
When: Beginners session begins at 10.00am and main meeting from 10.30am-12.30pm
Cost: $3.00
Contact: Tom & Libby Luke, tomluke@optusnet.com.au or Susan Perrett, susanp@st.net.au
Organised by the Genealogy Society of Victoria

Victoria – Mildura
Meetings: 3rd Wednesday of each month (not January)
Where: Carnegie Centre,  Deakin Avenue, Mildura
When: 6.00pm
Contact: Leanne Watmuff, leannew08@gmail.com, or phone (daytime) (03) 5027 5060   Organised by the Mildura & District Genealogical Society

Western Australia – Perth
Many Perth DPS members use Legacy. There always seemed to be someone asking a Legacy question on list & they also meet once every 6 weeks according to their web pages.
home page of their email list:

Others with an interest in forming a group in their region:
New South Wales, Armidale interest in forming
Contact Colin Darby – hcdarbs@hotmail.com

Queensland, Gold Coast, interest in forming
Contact Rita Oakley – durrandell@yahoo.com.au

South Australia, Murray Bridge, interest in forming
Contact Deby Hills – shirljim@ripper.com.au


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9 thoughts on “Legacy Family Tree User Groups in Australia

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  2. Anthony Kent says:

    Is there a User Group in Sydney ?

  3. None that I am currently aware of. I would get on to the Legacy Aus mailing list, and put the call out, to see if anyone else is interested. Send an email to: Aus-Legacy-L-request@Rootsweb.com to subscribe.

    Many thanks, Alona

  4. My first ever trip to Australia was in December 1990. I landed at Darwin airport and got pulled to one side. The officer asked me the purpose of my visit (among other questions), and I explained that I planned to surprise my sister for Christmas who now lives in Brisbane. I was then off to see relatives who lived along the Sunshine coast, and then down to Sydney, Melbourne, and Canberra, where I had family members in each place.

    He said, “you have a lot of family ties in Australia, don’t you mate!”, to which I replied something along the lines about how my clan came over with the first settlers. He then went on to ask me if I had any criminal convictions. I jokingly said, “I wasn’t aware a criminal record was an entry requirement these days?” Needless to say, I got a complete bag search and held back by some 90 minutes.

    All that aside, I think there’s some rich history and must be some amazing ancestry for those folks who take the time to trace back their roots.


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  6. Hi Alona, There is a Legacy Users Group in the Gold Coast Family History Society. The group meets every 2 months, with the next meeting being held on 2 Dec 2012. Details in the newsletter here: http://www.goldcoastfhs.org.au/index_files/Page347.htm

  7. Ooh fabulous Fi … thankyou. I’ll get it added on.

  8. Hi Alona, There is a Legacy users Group in the Genealogical Society of Queensland. The group meets every 2 months and the next meeting being held on Sunday 13 Jan 2013.
    Details in our newsletter here:

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