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August 2018 National Family History Month

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August is National Family History Month! 
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 26 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.

Grow Your Family Tree at the State Library, Francis St, Perth on Tuesday 7 August (9:30am - 3pm) and Wednesday 8 August (9-30am - 3pm).  Two days of free talks (10 sessions) Topics cover: Getting Started, Oral Histories, DNA for Genealogists, Overseas Research, UK Tithes,  National Archives, Q & A forum, WA Convicts  plus lots more. WAGS volunteers will be available to assist you with your research on the 3rd floor. (Sessions are free but you need to book).

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

  • Getting Started with your Family History on Thursday 9 August (10am - 12pm)
  • Newspapers and how they can help with your research on Monday 13 August (12pm - 1:30pm)
  • Orientation or "Discover the resources available at WAGS" on Wednesday 15 August (10am - 12pm)
  • Ancestry.com learn how to navigate this database on Tuesday 28 August (1pm - 3pm)

For events Australia-wide and a chance to win some fabulous prizes visit www.familyhistorymonth.org.au

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Last Updated on Thursday, 19 July 2018 19:21

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