WAGS will be at the show in 2014 in the Agricultural Hall of Fame building (pictured here - Show Map Ref l5), just to the right of the entrance at the Showground Railway Station. Family History and Genealogy aka WAGS will be there for the full period of the show - from 27 September to 4 October Open 9am to 6pm - Special Membership Show Discount
Mix and Mingle sessions are a chance to meet other WAGS members and listen to an interesting genealogy related topic in a social atmosphere.
Jenni Ibrahim will talk about her experiences and adventures on the 5th Unlock the Past genealogical cruise aroung the UK, and genealogical cruises in general.
21 October 2014 at WAGS
Last Updated on Monday, 29 September 2014 21:42
The Returned Services League of Australia WA Branch in conjunction with the Western Australian Genealogical Society Inc. (WAGS) invites descendants of all soldiers of the 11th Battalion A.I.F. to attend a Centenary Commemorative Service at the Flame of Remembrance, Perth War Memorial, Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia on 10 January 2015.
The service will commence at 09:00am and finish at approximately 10:30am. Registration form below...
Last Updated on Thursday, 25 September 2014 16:24
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Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 April 2014 11:46
The Journal of the Western Australian Genealogical Society, Western Ancestor, has just been awarded 2nd place in the Nick Vine Hall Award for a magazine or newsletter produced in 2013 in Category B.
Congratulations and thank you to Jennifer Lydon, Western Ancestor Editor, and to all those who contribute to the award winning WAGS journal.
Winning entries show below.
We are working on getting the plain image available as well.
Last Updated on Sunday, 03 August 2014 00:01
We know that the men who made up the original enlistments of the 11th Battalion in Western Australia came from all over the world, but it's not until you see their places of birth on a map that it hits home just how far flung their birth places were.
This is one of 3 maps that we have added to the 11th Battalion website. Makes interesting viewing.
Last Updated on Friday, 25 July 2014 16:40
Some of the men in this 8 minute video are known to be in the WW1 Cheops Pyramid photo of the 11th Battalion, others are possibly there and not yet identified. Some of the men are known not to be in the photo and joined the 11th Battalion after the photo was taken. Many of these men paid the supreme sacrifice at Gallipoli, and at the Western Front. Lest we forget. See video below...
Last Updated on Monday, 28 July 2014 18:47
May the Fourth be with you....
Our friends at The West Australian have given WAGS a couple of free plugs in the recent past, for which we are grateful.
One article in tragic circumstances, when the Fremantle Dockers bombed out of the finals in September last year, was classic (see below). The second article on 22nd April this year was highlighting WAGS success, as opposed to the Dockers lack of same (see below).
Last Updated on Saturday, 03 May 2014 11:31
New July 2014 - 4 new (small) data sets for the above remote Western Australian cemeteries - These tables have been compiled by WAGS volunteer Terri from information contained on signs at the cemeteries.
Whilst not a large number, the surnames now available in these tables adds an important dimension to the data for remote and lonely pioneer cemeteries in Western Australia.There are 360 surnames in the 4 tables which will assist some people with their genealogy and family history.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 15:53