1. The Western Ancestor
(Vol. 11 No. 9 March 2011 Cover: Pte Victor Matchett )
The Western Ancestor is the primary publication and the official journal, of the Western Australian Genealogical Society Inc, and is a membership entitlement.
Current members receive a copy of Western Ancestor, via Australia Post, following printing and packaging each quarter. There are four editions each year, published in March, June, September and December. To buy this journal separately, the cover price is A$7.50.
Members, and non-members alike, are encouraged to submit suitable articles, large and/or small, for publication, and over the years Western Ancestor has maintained a high standard of interesting, and varied, articles related to all things genealogical.
Please contact the Editors if you would like to submit an item for publication.
2. The Editors
6/48 May Street
Western Australia, 6053
Back copies are available on the website, in the members only area (MOA) (Not all issues are available as yet).
4. Awards Won by Western Ancestor
The Western Ancestor has been the recipient of a number of awards for the best Genealogical Society journal in both Australasian and Overseas categories.
Read the details of Our Award Winning Journal
5. Journal Only Subscription
Within Australia A$30.00 p.a.
Overseas A$35.00 p.a.
Download the Journal Only Subscription Form:
or, Subscribe via WAGS Online Shop: WAGS Online Shop - Western Ancestor Journal Subscription
6. Genealogical Queries
May be published in the Western Ancestor.
WAGS members are entitled to 2 free entries per year, with additional entries A$5.00 each.
Non-members will be asked to pay A$10.00 per entry.
[The above fees for queries are subject to annual revision.]
7. Closing Dates
|Journal Edition||Closing Date|
[Editors reserve the right to change closing dates when & if necessary]
8. Submission of Articles
8.1. Download this file
8.2. By email (preferred)
- Items can be in MS Word, plain text or Pages.
- Don't do too much fancy formatting (borders/boxes etc) - the editors/typesetters will do the formatting.
- Include sources used & advise any copyright information and/or restrictions.
- For references, please use endnotes, not footnotes.
- Send article and/or images in email, or as an [email] attachment.
- Please do NOT embed images in Word documents - send them separately.
- Mark up the article where images should appear.
- Photos/images - please add captions separately (can go within the document wher the image should appear).
- Photos/Images etc: advise if they are yours [i.e. taken or drawn by you], otherwise obtain permission to use and include same.
- Please include your name, address, telephone number & membership number if applicable.
Please don't let the above criteria put you off submitting articles, as our editors are happy to work with you to get an article ready for publication. Thank you for your cooperation, and please don't hesitate to ask for help.
8.3. Hand deliver or post
Typed hard copy or digital copy on disk or thumb drive.
Submissions can be placed in the compartment marked ‘Editor' in Unit 4 at the WAGS Library, handed in at the WAGS Library, or posted to The Editor, 6/48 May Street, Bayswater, Western Australia 6053.
Typed contributions are welcome, but suitable long articles may take longer to be published.
Contributions will, generally, not be accepted after the announced closing date. Whatever way it is sent, any suitable item [either an article, photograph, or advert] received after the closing date, will appear in a later journal.
The Western Ancestor welcomes the opportunity to publish advertisments relating to all goods and services involved in family history research and genealogy. For submission, please follow the criteria above where applicable.
More detailed specs (size and format) can be downloaded hereAdvertising_rates_and_specs.pdf456.56 KB
Advertising rates are as follows.
Inside journal - full colour from June 2016 edition:
|One eighth page||$A50|
|Half page (Vert or Horiz)||$A200|
|Full page (includes bleed)||$A400|
[10% Discount given if booking same advert in two or more editions]
10. Puzzling Pics
Do you have photographs containing unknown people - maybe family members? Or photographs which don't belong to you - which you would like to pass on? Then Puzzling Pics...Can you help? in Western Ancestor could help solve your dilemma. Contributions are welcome, and there is no charge. Please note the following conditions:
Photo format - jpg or similar
File size limit - 1 Mb - or sent via YouSendIt or similiar.
Scanned - in email or attached to email.
Word limit - between 70-100 words.
Entry limit - 2 photos per Journal issue.
Members and non-members may submit photos.
There is no charge.
Editor reserves the right to change condition/s at any time.
Contributions via Australia Post to:
6/48 May Street
Bayswater, Western Australia, 6053
Contributions can also be left at the WAGS Library - clearly marked Att: Editor Puzzling Pics