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Annual General Meeting 2021

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Sunday June 27 2021 at 2:00pm, at The Bayswater Community Centre, King William Street, Bayswater, WA 6053.

Full details here.
Members should register their attendance via Trybooking here

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 June 2021 15:59

What's on in June

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What’s on this Week: 21 - 27 June 2021

Please visit www.fhwa.org.au  and click on the Events Tab for all the details 
**All times are Western Australian Standard TimeGenuki
** FamilyHistoryWA Library and Research Centre is open!
** If you don’t book we cannot guarantee the use of our facilities. From 1 Jan 2021, the link to join the meetings will be included in your confirmation email from Trybooking. Please keep it somewhere safe. Please note: all sessions are On Line, unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, 22 Jun 2021 13:00 - 14:30
Online Event WORKSHOP/ PRESENTATION: Genuki..what?
Explore the Genuki website with Ian Simon and Tony Turner.

22 Jun 2021 14:00 - 15:30
Online Event LEGACY USER GROUP Topic: Creating a GEDCOM to upload to websites.
Friday 25 Jun  2021, 12:30 - 16:00
JB O’Reilly’s, Cambridge St, West Leederville. RSVP Mon 21 Jun 2021 - BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL.
27 June 2021 14:00 - 15:3027 King William Street, Bayswater
Meeting details and documents


Last Updated on Monday, 21 June 2021 14:43

Ancestry and FindMyPast

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FamilyHistoryWA members only


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FHWA is now open

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FHWA's May St facilities are open, with no restrictions, but you are still required to sign in via QR code or register at front desk.

Check the WA Government website for full details of post-lockdown transition.

Don't forget our online Events will continue as scheduled, and there is lots to see here on our website as the Project Team continues to add records to the Public and Members only databases.

Last Updated on Saturday, 08 May 2021 11:32

Western Ancestor - March 2021

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 New Year tributes to old friends and moreWA 2021 Mar cover

A New Year and a new volume packed full of fascinating stories, useful research strategies and uptodate information about FHWA.

Tributes flow as well for some long serving and much appreciated members who passed away recently.

FHWA members can read their online version of the March 2021 edition of Western Ancestor here  Western Ancestor March 2021



Last Updated on Monday, 24 May 2021 09:27

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?

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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

2020 Raffle winners announced

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Congratulations to all of our winners for 2020Raffle-winner poster 2020



Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 May 2021 10:52

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 Friday, 07 May 2021 11:34

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

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