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Western Ancestor - June 2018 - Issue 158

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From Foundlings to Fremantle and much moreWA158-cover-sml

The June 2018 edition of the journal of the Western Australian Genealogical Society is out, and now,  if you are a WAGS member you can read it online.

As usual, the journal is packed with fascinating stories of families found, and a special feature Fremantle Fortress, about the role played by Rottnest in the defence of the Port of Fremantle during WWII.

Members can browse or download the electronic copy in the Member’s Only Section (you will have to log in) of this website under the Journal 2018 menu item.

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 July 2018 15:43


WAGS Journal - Back Issues - Vol. 08 2000-2002

Western Ancestor - Volume 8 (2000-2002)WA085-200003

The Western Ancestor is published quarterly in March, June, September and December of each year. Each Volume covers a three year period and consists of 12 editions. The first edition was issued in March 1979.

This page covers Volume 8, from Issue No. 01 in March 2000 through to Issue No. 12 in December 2002.  A total of 96 editions of the journal were published up to that date are now available online for WAGS members. 

Public access to back issues is available to Volumes 1 through 6.

Last Updated on Sunday, 07 January 2018 13:36


End of Transportation

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The arrival in Western Australia of the Hougoumont, with its cargo of convicts and Pensioner Guards, marked the end of transportation worldwide. The 9 January 2018 will mark the 150th Anniversary of this event and so the WA Genealogical Society and the Royal WA Historical Society will be holding a series of Joint Presentations and Displays of Artefacts and Photographs of the men who came to the Swan River Colony, both in chains and in Uniform, during the convict era.  Both societies will have two events.


Last Updated on Saturday, 06 January 2018 16:32


Protect your online legacy

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cig 17-12 WillGetting your affairs in order - your 2018  challenge

You've made your Will, you say.  The house, the car, the books, the family albums are all clearly designated for distribution.  Your executors are chosen, your Will is in a safe place.

But what about your online presence? 

"We all have one these days," said Jenni Ibrahim, Convenor of WAGS Irish SIG.  "Email accounts, Facebook, photos on your phone.  Have you made provision for them? Who will responsible for closing them down?  What about your online family tree comprising years of hard work?"

Last Updated on Monday, 01 January 2018 14:19


New directions for Western Australian SIG

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The WA SIG is planning a few exciting changes for 2018.

 We will now cover all people who have settled and lived in this State, and their descendants.  WA SIG logo

The Convicts and Enrolled Pensioner Guards are comprehensively covered by their own Special Interest Groups but may also have connections to our group.

We have new dates and times for our quarterly meetings, which are now on the 3rd Sunday in January, April, July and October – Please check the Events Calendar for more details or contact the WA SIG convenor.


Last Updated on Monday, 01 January 2018 14:24


1906-1941 WA Birth Indexes

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For WAGS Members - A little something to keep you busy!bdms family notices

1906-1941 Western Australian Birth Indexes 

Compiled by WAGS volunteers from The West Australian, Western Mail & the Sunday Times newspaper births in the family notices columns, we now have available the 1906-1941 Births Index - in the Indexes and Database section of the Members Only Area (MOA) of the website. You need to log in to view the data.

The BDMs indexing is an ongoing WAGS Project Team effort and will provide additional indexes for the WAGS website as they are completed.

Last Updated on Sunday, 17 December 2017 10:49


Season's Greetings

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The President and Management Committee wish all members and volunteers a joyous Christmas, a happy and healthy New Year and continued success with their family history pursuits.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 December 2017 22:06

WAGS 2017 Raffle

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Raffle Winner 132017 WAGS Raffle

Congratulations to 1st Prize Winner ($4,000): 

S Fleming - Doubleview

4 Runner prizes of $250 went to:

T Chilton- Bentley; J Russell - Orelia; T Mahony - Bedford and D Hudd - Bibra Lake

Last Updated on Monday, 04 December 2017 12:10


Webmaster Chris Loudon retires

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Chris Loudon 2013After almost a decade in the role, Chris Loudon is stepping down as Webmaster, a position he has occupied since 2008.

Chris’s contribution to WAGS has been extraordinary. He has not only maintained and expanded the WAGS website over this lengthy period but has also been the Society’s IT Co-ordinator and social media advisor as well as the instigator and project leader of the 11th Battalion Cheops Project. During this time he has also provided wise and knowledgeable counsel to Management on a range of issues.

Under his direction, the WAGS website has won several Federation of Family History Society awards and in 2015, Chris was made a Life Member of WAGS in recognition of his exceptional service.

Our sincere thanks to Chris for his sustained and significant commitment to the Society and our best wishes for his future endeavours.

Anne Giles and Lorna McLean have jointly taken on the role of Webmaster and we thank them for committing to this important position.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 December 2017 16:56

Annual Volunteers Morning Tea

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Tuesday 28 November 2017 from 10:00am - 11:00am in Unit 4, 48 May Street, Bayswater

This event is the Society's way of acknowledging the contribution of the many volunteers whose efforts keep our operations running so smoothly.

We invite all WAGS volunteers to join us for morning tea onTuesday

To assist with catering please RSVP: Volunteers Co-ordinator


Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 December 2017 16:57

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