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The Royal Marines served in the Colony between 1788 and 1790, after which the New South Wales Corps (Rum Corps) took over for the 20 years up to 1810.
After the New South Wales Corps were ousted in 1810 there were twenty four British Regiments that served in Australia between 1810 and 1870, two of those doing 2 tours. Of these there were nine regiments that served in Western Australia for varying lengths of time. This list does not include Enrolled Pensioner Guards as such.
Last Updated on Monday, 10 April 2017 15:32
Venue - State Library of WA
Two visiting speakers from the Ulster Historical Foundation in Belfast, who will cover both Republic and Northern Irish records. Fintan Mullan is the Executive Director of the Foundation and Gillian Hunt is the Research Officer.
The program will be available here soon and is likely to include Q&A, Brick Walls, Census Substitutes, Registry of Deeds, Printed sources, 17th century families and the Ulster Plantation.
Last Updated on Friday, 24 March 2017 08:45
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