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FHWA Research Centre closed Monday 1 March

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FamilyHistoryWAMay Street premises will be closed for Labour Day, Monday 1 March

Reopening Wednesday 3 March as usual.

Don't forget to book at Research Centre Bookings

 

Last Updated on Friday, 26 February 2021 08:09

As you were. FHWA is open

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As restrictions lift, May Street will be open from 9.30am 2021 covid 14 febMonday February 15.

Previous requirements will apply:

  • Book your visit at Events
  • Sign in with QR code or sign register
  • Continue to practise social distancing
  • Continue with good personal hygeine, hand washing etc.

What's online this week.

Please note, from 1 Jan 2021, the link to join the meetings will be included in your confirmation email from Trybooking. Please keep it somewhere safe. 

 

What’s on this week: 22 - 28 February 2021

Please visit www.fhwa.org.au  and click on the Events Tab for all the details 

**All times are Western Australian Standard Time** 

FamilyHistoryWA Library and Research Centre is open!*BOOKINGS ARE ADVISED AND GUARANTEE YOU A SEAT BUT NOT ESSENTIAL.** If you don’t book we cannot guarantee the use of our facilities.https://www.trybooking.com/BNTWZ 

Please note, from 1 Jan 2021, the link to join the meetings will be included in your confirmation email from Trybooking. Please keep it somewhere safe. 

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 13:00 - 14:30

Workshop/ PresentationFamilySearch

with Ian SimonIan will take you on a tour of the FamilySearch website. He will demonstrate how to use the Catalogue to find an enormous amount of indexed images to further your research. He will also show you how to locate and view online records, plus how to use the Wiki to learn where to find record collections.

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 14:00 - 15:30

Legacy Special Interest Group

The regular meeting for users of the Legacy Family Tree software.

Saturday, 27 February 2021, 14:00 - 15:30

FTM User GroupTopic: Customising FTM to suit your needs

Saturday, 27 February 2021

India and South East Asia Special Interest Group

Instead of a meeting in February, The ISEA group will be having a lunch.
Please email the Convenor for details 

Sunday, 28 February 2021, 14:00 - 16:30

South Australian Special Interest Group

The South Australian Special Interest Group of FamilyHistoryWA meets once a quarter to assist people with South Australian ancestry to research their family history.

Last Updated on Saturday, 27 February 2021 08:50

Book Displays at the Centre

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 2021 Library Displays

Resource displays are changed frequently in our Library and Research Centre.

Past displays are in the dropdown LISTS tab  above the search box

Display List

Did you know that online databases still only contain around 10% of research data?

See something you would like to borrow?

Email us to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Search the Library Catalogue 

Search for Family Names, Books, Magazines, Journals, CD's, Microfiche, maps and more...

Last Updated on Saturday, 13 February 2021 10:17

Western Ancestor - 2020 December

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Vol 14 No 12

WA 2020 Dec coverAt the end of a year of disruption and change, one thing is certain.  Western Ancestor appears on time, and full of interesting reading.  The fruits of Members researches tells of work as usual, and the activities of the Society, while much online, is as vibrant and challenging as ever.

This month there are features on random acts of kindness, when a postcard was returned to its family, personal reflections of long standing former Patron Ruth Reid about life a Government House and the last in our convict series, from Dr Bill Edgar.

Plenty of reading for the coming Christmas break.

Regular features outline what's on in the coming months.

Members can read Western Ancestor December 2020 here.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 November 2020 13:35

Western Ancestor heralds the coming of spring

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All new stories and news in the spring Western Ancestor2020 Sept cover

We know spring is on the way when the September edition of Western Ancestor hits our mailboxes full of fantastic family history features and the regular items covering all our FHWA activities.  And this edition does not disappoint.

Women take centre stage this month with stories which are often hidden from history and difficult to find. They tell of female characters of grit and gumption, intrigue and inspiration.

Why was the young woman in our cover cartoon depicted exhibiting such seemingly unseemly behaviour.  And why did a young Liverpool woman end up on the other side of the world, apparently very reluctantly?  Elizabeth Robinson's tale took much unravelling, but well worth the effort.

You will need to read on to find out.  There is much more besides. Such as the concluding chapter of the convict series, celebrating 35 years of volunteering.

Check the What's On for some great new online offerings, as well as the usual Interest Group meetings and information sessions.

Members can read Western Ancestor June 2020.

 

Last Updated on Friday, 09 October 2020 19:04

Deaths from Spanish flu in WA

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New resource for FHWA members

Many Western Australians succumbed to the Spanish flu in 1919.  This appendix to Ruth Johnson thesis "Unshed tears and stilled suffering" has been kindly offered to members of FamilyHistoryWA.

She says "This list is in no way definitive but lists the known victims from the remaining public records whose cause of death is stated as pneumonic influenza, Spanish influenza, influenza or pneumonia."

Members can login to see the alphabetical listing here.

 

Last Updated on Monday, 20 July 2020 10:09

Western Ancestor - June 2020

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OUT NOW! YOUR JUNE WESTERN ANCESTORWA June 2020 cover

Volume 14 no 10

Special notice: Our AGM is cominmg up on June 28 at 2pm.  Details are included in the Western Ancestor and here on the website, with a link to register for your attendance.

Much to keep you readiing during the cold, wet days.

There's FHWA in the time of pandemics: much paddling underwater to make plain sailing in these unusual times.  Our volunteers talk frankly of the journey to bring all of the services and activities of the society to members online.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 August 2020 15:23

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Ancestry and FindMyPast

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ACCESS TO ANCESTRY.COM AND FIND MY PAST 

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Interest groups go virtual

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Help is at hand as FHWA Interest Groups go virtual help

As the virus lock-down intensifies, FamilyHistoryWA gears up to provide its servicies and activities online to members.

Interest Groups, Writers, Family Tree Maker User Group, The Master Genealogist Special Interest Group and more are meeting and arranging presentations.

FHWA Activities are also on the move to online formats:  Researching your WA Ancestors is the first on April 5.

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Writers Group online

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Writers Group Wednesday Q & A  Writers Group

join the FHWA Writers Group online ifora general writing question and answer discussion. If you have any Show and Tell please share it with us. We will critique our stories by email.

Wednesday April 1, at 10am - 12.30 pm.  Book your place here.  Or check for more upcoming Events.

Not a member yet?  Join us here.

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