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Last Updated on Saturday, 18 February 2017 12:50
WAGS has a number of educational activities in February to help you with your family history research. Which ones will you attend?
9 February 2017 - Getting Started with your Family History Research - This introductory course provides you with all the information to get started, from how to access birth, death and marriage records, to finding relevant records. Includes instructions on how to record your findings along with some useful websites to further your research.
13 February 2017 - Genie Chatter - Have you never used Facebook? Or wondered how others use it to help with their research. Come along and discover the benefits of Facebook for family history research. If you do already use Facebook, bring along your favourite genealogy Facebook pages.
15 February 2017 - Orientation Session - Get the most out of your WAGS membership! New members (or any member wanting a refresher session or if you are thinking of joining WAGS) - find out what resources are available to help you with your research. Topics and demonstrations include - WAGS library (plus how to use the Library catalogue and information on our computers), WAGS website, Special Interest Groups, Activities program, bookshop, genealogy software, WAGSnet, WAGS Forum, plus lots more. Make a day of it - bring your lunch and join in some lunchtime discussion then do your own research in the library.
28 February 2017 - Trove Newspapers workshop - Ian Simon will demonstrate the National Library of Australia’s website Trove. This hands-on workshop will give participants time to brush up on search techniques. Explore the wealth of family history material available at your fingertips.
For details about booking, go to the Activities booking page
As welll as these activites there are a number of Special Interest Group meetings - see the events calendar
Last Updated on Thursday, 26 January 2017 16:17
The March 2017 edition of the journal of the Western Australian Genealogical Society is on the way to a letterbox nearyou - or maybe you just want to read it online.
Members can browse or download the electronic copy which is available to Member’s Only (you will have to log in) of this website under the Journal menu item.
Last Updated on Monday, 27 February 2017 15:02
WA is a BIG State
Genealogy and Family History is alive and well in Country WA. Western Australia covers 2.529 Million km2 (976.8 sq mi). WA is the second largest country sub-division in the world. That is a lot of ground to cover for a volunteer organisation, but we do have some success in that space.
The Western Australian Genealogical Society (WAGS) has a diverse membership which includes about 8.5% of our members being resident in country WA.
WAGS Affiliated Societies are present in Albany, Australind, Busselton, Collie, Esperance, Geraldton, Mandurah and Rockingham and each has their own membership (see map below)
Last Updated on Sunday, 29 January 2017 14:30
This subset of the Western Australian Biographical Index has recently been transcribed and made available on the website of the State Library of Western Australia by the SLWA under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License. This license permits WAGS to make the material available on our website in an interactive, searchable data table (below) with direct links to the original cards on the SLWA website.
Clicking on the surnames will open the original index cards (via links to SLWA website).
Last Updated on Sunday, 13 November 2016 15:58