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1. WAGS Resources

Members & the public can search our Library Catalogue on-line  -  you don't need to be logged in to view & search

1.1. Book Library

WAGS Book Library Catalogue will be on line in the future. You will be able to search by title, author and key words. We have approximately 20,000 items in the Book Library covering many areas of the world.

tn wllib1Our Book Library includes:

A wide range of Book titles and topics specific to the study of Genealogy
A large variety of Journals by Family History and Genealogy Societies from around the globe
Newsletters and articles
Books and papers written by both professional and amateur family historians
Guides and tips on how to research
Census records
Post Office directories
Family History magazines
and many, many other resources to enhance the study of genealogy

1.2. Resource Room - WAGS Microfiche and Microfilm Library

WAGS Microfiche and Microfilm library is also very extensive, and covers all Australian States, New Zealand, Great Britain and Ireland, and European sources, and includes:

WAGS Resource RoomAustralian Convict Records
Birth, Baptism, Marriage and Death Indexes
Cemetery indexes
Electoral Rolls
Monumental Inscriptions
Newspaper indexes
Pioneer Registers
Probates and Wills
Post Office Directories
Ship Passenger lists - mainly Western Australian and some Eastern Australian indexes and many others

1.3. LDS fiche and film

WAGS is an authorised LDS library. You can order LDS film & fiche to use in the WAGS library, click here for the >> WAGS members LDS film ordering service

For an index of the films that are available at WAGS, ordered by WAGS members, click here >> LDS films in the WAGS library - this index search is only available to WAGS members.

Have a look at the LDS record collection web site to see what is available, or use the on line LDS library catalogue search facility.

1.4. eLibrary & CD-Roms

WAGS eLibrary has over 1400 CD's, with apx. 1850 searchable items available for members to use in the Library Resource Room.
CD copyright owners have been contacted, and where permission has been granted the WAGS EDR (Electronic Document Repository) project team is uploading the CD onto our Library Server. Where permission has not been granted to upload onto our server, the CD will be available to use on a library computer as normal.
The CD data categories include:
 Category  Items Category  Items
 Birth, Marriage & Death  342  Cemetery  46
 Census  741  Convicts  12
 Councils  12  Courts & Prisons  7
 Directories  200  Electoral Rolls  16
 Family History  21  Heraldry, Peerage, Pedigrees & Visitations  17
 History  5  Huguenot  9
 IGI Records  95  Journals  10
 Landowners  17  Migration & Shipping (Incl Passenger Lists)  27
 Military  43  Miscellaneous  48
 Newspapers  11  Occupations  30
 Poor Laws  21  Schools, Colleges & Universities  9
 Vital Records  52  Wills  13
Our CD collection covers all regions of the World, as below:
 World Region  Items
 Africa  2
 Americas  100
 Asia  16
 Europe  1442
 Oceania  234
 World Wide  50

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 April 2018 20:42

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