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WAGS Military SIG meeting

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Military Interest Group presentation - Advance noticeKetterer, Victor Lt MC 16Bn - AWM Collection C997871

Not to be missed - MIlitary Special Interest Group Meeting

Saturday, 18 November 2017 starting at 1.30pm in Unit 4, 48 May Street Bayswater 

Our guest speaker for this meeting will be Dr Mike Galvin, Patron of the Military History Society of Western Australia.  Mike will present a paper about Lt Victor Ketterer MC, 16th Battalion titled 'First to Last and then Some'

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 October 2017 12:42

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Early Bird Winner 2017

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earlybird2017 Raffle Early Bird Prize Winner

The WAGS annual raffle early bird prize was drawn by WAGS President, Ian Simon, on 10th October, at WAGS.

The winning ticket holder was Dr Adrian Peck.

Congratulations to Adrian who receives $300

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 October 2017 17:54

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Western Ancestor - September 2017 - Issue #155

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Western Ancestor - September 2017 Issue - is in the post... Western Ancestory #155

The September 2017 edition of the journal of the Western Australian Genealogical Society is on the way to a letterbox near you - 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 Saturday, 02 September 2017 13:39

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August 2017 National Family History Month

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August is National Family History Month! 2017 WAGS Open Da
This is a great time to start your family history or learn more about how to further your research. The Western Australian Genealogical Society (WAGS) has a feast of events during the month.

Family History Research Centre Open Day on Sunday 27 August (10am to 4pm).  Explore the vast resources of our IT records and book stock covering countries around the world. WAGS can provide assistance to people researching in most regions of the world. Don’t worry if you don’t know where to begin - WAGS volunteers are available to help. You will be amazed by the huge amount of worldwide information you can access here in Perth.

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  WAGS will have several free events throughout August at its Research Centre, Units 4-6, 48 May St in Bayswater

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 August 2017 15:30

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FamilySearch microfilm NEWS

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NEWSFLASH @ end June 2017 Inmemorium - FamilySearch microfilms gone

FamilySearch have announced they will discontinue their microfilm distribution services on September 1, 2017.

All orders placed by 31 August 2017 will be honoured, so any orders by members will need to be received by WAGS no later than 30 August

The change is the result of significant progress made in FamilySearch’s microfilm digitization efforts, the cost of production and distribution and the obsolescence of microfilm technology. To read the announcement follow this link.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 June 2017 21:45

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Western Ancestor - June 2017 - Issue #154

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Western Ancestor - June 2017 Issue - is in the post... Western Ancestory #154

The June 2017 edition of the journal of the Western Australian Genealogical Society is on the way to a letterbox near you - 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 Tuesday, 12 September 2017 11:34

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WA Week - Research your Roots

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Discover Your RootsWA Map 1909

Have you ever wondered where your family came from – when they arrived in Australia or Western Australia? Where did they settle?

Here is your chance to discover more about your West Australian, Australian or worldwide family.

WAGS Western Australia Week Research Day at the State Library

3rd Floor, 25 Francis Street, Perth

Wednesday 7th June 2017 - 09:30am – 1:00pm

Last Updated on Monday, 05 June 2017 23:10

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Mothers Day Raffle 2017

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WAGS Mothers Day Raffle Winners 2017 Mothers Day Raffle

Hope everyone had a good Mothers Day including all the daughters, sisters, aunties, nieces, foster carers and many others among us who take on a mothering role.

WAGS Mothers Day Raffle was drawn on Saturday by Thelma CHILTON.

Congratulations to the winners of our two prizes:

Julie Arrowsmith 11056 and Geoff Brade 13928.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 May 2017 10:29

Have a Go Day 2017

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Have A Go Day 

Sunday 9 April 2017 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

City of Bayswater
at The Rise, 28 Eighth Avenue, Maylands

A free community led event providing 'Have a Go' activities. The initiative aims to connect residents to local clubs, groups and businesses that provide opportunities to participate in cultural, recreational or sporting activities.

WAGS will have a stall, so come along and join in.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 October 2017 12:40

WAGS Irish Family History Seminar - May 2017

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Sorry Folks the seminar is now FULL - All places are taken

You could put your name down on a waiting list, in case of cancellations - but no guarantee that there will be any.

Sunday 28 May 1pm-7pm (20 min break at 4pm) 2017 irish seminar

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 Tuesday, 25 April 2017 14:50

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