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WA is a BIG State Map of Western Australia

Genealogy and Family History is alive and well in Country WA. Western Australia covers 2.529 Million km2 (976.8 sq mi). WA is the second largest country sub-division in the world. That is a lot of ground to cover for a volunteer organisation, but we do have some success in that space.

The Western Australian Genealogical Society (WAGS) has a diverse membership which includes about 8.5% of our members being resident in country WA.

WAGS Affiliated Societies are present in Albany, Australind, Busselton, Collie, Esperance, Geraldton, Mandurah and Rockingham and each has their own membership (see map below)

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 January 2017 14:30

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The Old Year 2016

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2016 Closes, Welcome The New Year 2017Sunset 2016, image per Chris Loudon, words by Peter Allen

The President and Committee of The Western Australian Genealogical Society Inc. (WAGS) wish all of its present and past members, affilliated societies, associate members, families and friends all the best for the New Year 2016.

We hope to see you all back in 2017 chasing the "deplorables" in your family history.

Words to "Everything Old is New Again" by Peter Allen below...

Last Updated on Saturday, 31 December 2016 14:23

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Who are they?

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11th Battalion Stretcher Bearers - Who are they? 11th Battalion Stretcher Bearers

WAGS 11th battalion Project is endeavouring to name the 11th Battalion stretcher bearers in this photo taken in 1914 at Helena Vale Racecourse - the caption is as it appeared with the photo in "Legs Eleven" published in the Western Mail in 1938 reads:

The original Stretcher Bearers,11th Battalion, A.I.F., at Helena vale racecourse, 1914. The oifficer on the horse is Captain (Dr.) E. T Brennan and some of those in the ranks are Le Fort, Haddon, H. Eastcott, C. Bader, Corp. W. Wright (on right), Fosdick, A. Dow, R. Hallahan (brother of Wally), W. Irving, Turner and T. Priestman.

Some are identified some but we would like to get them all named. A number of these men did not return, some were killed at Gallipoli and others on the Western Front.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 December 2016 11:26

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WAGS Library Closed for Christmas 2016

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Books v's Computer

Library - Christmas New Year Break

Just a reminder that the WAGS Library will be closed until Monday 09 January at 09:30.

WAGS management committee wishes all of our members and their families a safe and happy Christmas and New Year. We look forward to seeing you all back with renewed vigour in 2017.

Click the image - The case for Books v's Computers....

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 December 2016 21:12

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WAGS 2016 Raffle

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Raffle Winner 132016 WAGS Raffle

Congratulations to 1st Prize Winner: 

K and J McKenzie - Collie

4 Runner prizes of $250 went to:

K Nind - Duncraig; I Patridge - Carine; E Fowler - Gosnells and D McKenna - Australind

Prizes were drawn on November 29 at WAGS Volunteers morning tea. Congratulations to all our winners, and our thanks to everyone for supporting WAGS and our Affiliated Societies.

Last Updated on Saturday, 17 December 2016 00:10

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WABI - Eastern Goldfields Cards

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WABI Subset - Eastern Goldfields (Cemetery Cards)Paddington Cemetery - Eastern Goldfields Western Australia

This subset of the Western Australian Biographical Index has recently been transcribed and made available on the website of the State Library of Western Australia by the SLWA under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia [Open Data] License. This license permits WAGS to make the material available on our website in an interactive, searchable data table (below) with direct links to the original cards on the SLWA website.

Clicking on the surnames will open the original index cards (via links to SLWA website).

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 November 2016 15:58

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Tragedy unfolds - The Belgic 1911 voyage

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TSS Belgic - Arrived Fremantle 11 November 1911 - The Voyage

Dangerous SeasPart two of a tale on the voyage of the TSS Belgic, passengers travelling on board the ship experienced a bit of a rough trip.

The ship sailed from Liverpool on September 23, 1911 and arrived at Fremantle on 11-11-1911.

November 11 is a date which has much greater significance nowadays, but was also a significant date for the ships passengers those who arrived in 1911. There was 925 passengers on board bound for Fremantle with many others bound for Adelaide (252), Melbourne (203) and Sydney (168), 1,548 passengers in total.

The voyage was not without its drama...

Last Updated on Friday, 11 November 2016 09:14

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WABI - A new WAGS interactive data table

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Western Australian Biographical Index (WABI) Sample WABI Index Card

WABI - The Western Australian Biographical Index has recently been transcribed and made available on the website of the State Library of Western Australia under  by the SLWA under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia [Open Data] License. This license permits WAGS to make the material available on our website in an interactive, searchable data table (below) with direct links to the original cards on the SLWA website.

Clicking on the surnames will open the original index cards (via links to SLWA website).

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 November 2016 17:46

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A tale of two ships

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TSS Belgic - Arrived Fremantle 11 November 1911 - Passenger List

Belgic Passenger List Fremantle 1911Some years ago WAGS Library was given an original Passenger List for the TSS Belgic, one of those been given to all passengers travelling on board the ship.

The ship sailed from Liverpool on September 23, 1911 and arrived at Fremantle on November 11, 1911. There were 925 passengers on board for Fremantle and others bound for Adelaide (252), Melbourne (203) and Sydney (168) giving a total of 1,548 which included some new immigrants.

Last Updated on Monday, 31 October 2016 20:08

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Early Bird Winner 2016

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earlybird2016 Raffle Early Bird Prize Winner

The WAGS annual raffle early bird prize was drawn on 12th October, at WAGS.

The winning ticket holder was WAGS Affiliated Society - Congratulations to:

Collie Family History Society

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 October 2016 21:54

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