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WAGS eNews - Issue 1 - April 2013

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Issue 1: April 2013

WAGS eNews launched

Welcome to our first edition of our monthly email letter. We hope it encourages members to make better use of our resources, not just the library but the website, education program and the Special Interest Groups. All the various aspects of WAGS offer different sources of information to help members with their research.


WAGS Education conducts free talks and paid courses. Events are at WAGS unless otherwise stated.

FREE talks are for members and non-members, no need to book and this month we have:

Monday April 8    WAGS library resources catalogue

12 noon to 1:30 pm

This is referred to at WAGS as 'Alice'. Find Alice, and use her to effectively search the amazing number of library resources available. What's more, find out how to interpret what you find. This session will provide you with all the answers.   Bring you lunch, tea and coffee available. WAGS online catalogue is in the Members Only Area (MOA) of the WAGS Website.

Sunday April 28    The Great Plague of London

11:00 am to 12:30 pm

What was it like to be living during the Great Plague of 1665, and what caused it? Social historian Lesley Silvester will explain that while other epidemic diseases regularly took their toll, it was plague that created the most notoriety. Tea & coffee available.  Library is open 1pm – 5pm


geni1.jpgSaturday 6 April        Which Genealogy Program?

10am to 12:30pm             Course limit: 30

Cost: Members $25  Non-Members $30  

Get information on some of the genealogy programs available for purchase, or free programs available to download from the internet. Chris Loudon will explain the benefits of using a genealogy software program to organise and record your information. Using a genealogy program can enhance your family history research and record keeping, and enable you to share your research and information.

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Tuesday April 9          Napoleon to the Great War

 9.30am to 3.45pm

Cost: $40 or $48 with light lunch. Morning tea included.

Held at the Army Museum, Artillery Barracks, Burt Street, Fremantle  (plenty of free parking)
5 speakers will talk on Military research can be a battle, Army women, the Crimea, the Boer War and Great War.

Visit WAGS Courses  to download a registration form or better still  Book Online


New members or any member wanting a refresher session on what resources are available to help you with your research - in the library, on our website and elsewhere.

Next session Wednesday 17th and the day will start at 10.00am, break for morning tea, and conclude at 12.30pm. Booking essential.      orientation@wags.org.au       Orientation dates

Special Interest Group events

Check out the Events Calendar for all the meetings  -  WAGS calendar
Meetings this month are:

Western Australia (6th)  -  2pm  -  Proposed New Group covering WA research and interests.

Computer (13th)  -  11am

Convict (14th)  -  1:30pm  -  Brief AGM followed by Dr Steve Errington talking on convict John Lomas  who arrived on the Clara in 1857.

Enrolled Pensioner Guards (20th)  -  10am

Irish (21st)  -  2pm

India and South East Asia (27th)  -  10:30am

Swan River Pioneers (28th)  -  2pm

All groups also have their own webpages at Special Interest Groups . SIG’s wishing to advertise guest speakers or program in future WAGS eNews issues, please send the brief details to WAGS eNews Editor. For further information check the WAGS Website.

Library Hours

NOTE - Change in Library hours - The WAGS Library will now close at 8pm on Monday evenings instead of the previous 9pm.

New acquisitions

Login to the Members Only section and follow the drop down windows from Home → Library → Acquisitions


Mix and Mingle

Guided tour of Tranby House, 2A Johnson Rd, Maylands on 10 April at 10:30am.

Cost $3. Gates open 10am. Morning tea and/or lunch at own expense.

RSVP to pr@wags.org.au and please indicate if you intend having morning tea and/or lunch.

Special Events

Tuesday 16 April - 9:00am-3:00pm      Shake Your Family Tree Day

Free event but bookings essential for tours and seminars - Ph: (08) 9470 7500

National Archive Australia (NAA) offices - 384 Berwick Street, East Victoria Park

Full Program of event avilable here 

Please email pr@wags.org.au if you are able to help out on the WAGS display at this event. 



E: WAGS eNews Editor  enews@wags.org.au

P.S. Future editions of WAGS eNews will be sent out monthly. If you have an item for the eNews please forward to the eNews editor by the 20th of the month prior.

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6/48 May St., Bayswater, WA. 6053 - Phone: (08) 9271 4311

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 11:16

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