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WAGS eNews - Issue 3 - June 2013

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Issue 3: June 2013

34th Annual General Meeting

Sunday 30 June, 2pm

Bayswater Senior Citizens Centre
27 King William St, Bayswater

Come along to hear what has been happening over the past year and what plans there are for the future.

Have your say about how you would like your society to develop.

Open to all current members of the society.

Afternoon tea served after the meeting.


Please note that your yellow membership card is permanent, and will not be reissued when you renew your membership. The address label of your June Western Ancestor will have the date your membership renewal is due.

A renewal form may be with your journal, or is on our website. You can renew online.


Education pages are found at Education
All courses and talks are at WAGS unless otherwise stated.

1. Courses

Wednesday 12 June - UK Genealogy on the Internet that was to have been held at Wanneroo has been CANCELLED.

Coming up in July...

Saturday 6 July - Focusing on Family Fotos
10am to 12noon     Cost: Members $25     Non-Members $30     Course limit 30

Julie Martin will take you through the practicalities of sorting, selecting, storing and looking for clues in your family photographs.  Julie reveals what original photos can tell you about your family history, how to research the information in photos and how to house photographs to minimise deterioration. Suggestions for locating pictorial resources in repositories and on the web are also outlined. This course does not deal with digital photos.

For more information about the courses, registering and paying online, click here.

2. Free talks

 For members and non-members

Monday June 10 - Showcasing an Ancestor
12noon - 1:30pm     Cost: Free

Have you reached that “certain” point in your research?  How do you know? How do you decide what  to do with what you have and how do you go about putting your research into a format that your relatives will be interested in looking at.  NO need to book, bring your lunch, tea & coffee available.

3. Orientation

Orientation is not just for new members to learn about WAGS resources, including WAGS website, it is for any member wanting a refresher session.

Next session Wednesday 19th June and the day will start at 10.00am, break for morning tea, and conclude at 12.30pm. Booking essential. E: Orientation

eNews on website

A PDF of each newsletter is available at: http://membership.wags.org.au/news/enews

Special Interest Groups

Meetings this month are:01  Swan River Pioneers Annual Foundation Dinner - Parmelia Hilton Hotel, Perth. 7pm
08  Computer, 11am
09  North of England, 10am
15  Victorian, workshop in units 5/6, 10:30amSIG's wishing to advertise guest speakers or program items in future WAGS eNews issues, please send the brief details to: WAGS eNews Editor.

Celebrating Western Australia Week

WAGS Library will hold a FREE 'Open Day' on:

Thursday 6 June  10am - 3pm

Displays by the Convict Group, Swan River Pioneers 1829-1838, the new Western Australian Group, Enrolled Pensioner Guards and Computer Group.Bring your friends - Special Membership offer, free advice and much more.

Update Your Profile

While you are exploring the website, it is a good opportunity to log in and "Update Your Profile" (http://membership.wags.org.au/my-profile/edit-my-profile). There are a couple of new items there under the Tabs - look under "Account Info" and tick the applicable Age Group, also fill in the date you joined WAGS (or just the year if you can't remember the date). This will help us in building our demographic information. Under the "Interest groups" tab tick the buttons for those groups that you attend. Once done, click on the "Update" button at the bottom of the Tabs pages.


Make sure you check out Article Spotting #2 on the WAGS Blog and find out who was seen in the WAGS Library lounge last week. Then read on to discover what's new in recently published family history journals from around the world. You're bound to find something of interest!

On Monday 3rd June we celebrate Western Australia Day and the WAGS library will be open from 9:30am - 2:30pm only.

The Library catalogue is open to the public on a trial basis.

Help Still Needed

The Education Committee really needs 4-6 members who can help with tasks like placing notices around WAGS, collating feedback forms, finding presenters, sending flyers to libraries, recording course bookings, helping at events (putting out chairs, organise the morning/afternoon teas, tidy up) and similar tasks that go into presenting the Education Program.The committee meets the second Thursday of the month at 10am.

Contact Karen Tregenza if you can help.   E: education@wags.org.au

Western Ancestor back issues - online


Members are now able to view back issues of the Western Ancestor via the WAGS Website. We are in the process of scanning every past issue, they will become available in due course. Members will need to log in to view the journals online.

Website has moved - reset your bookmark

You need to reset your bookmarks as all tables of links, members' interests, unwanted certificates, WA surnames etc. are now on the new website (membership.wags.org.au)

If you want to find a page, go to the Site Map - the last item on the sub-menu, or you can bookmark the Site Map page.

WAGS GenWiki

Check out WAGS GenWiki. Contributions are welcome.

Have a look at the mind map structure of the wiki - link is on the page.

What is your primary WA research region?

Vote in the latest WAGS Poll 



E: WAGS eNews editor

If you have an item of WAGS related activity for eNews please send it to the Editor by the 23rd of the month prior.

eNews of The Western Australian Genealogical Society Inc.
6/48 May St., Bayswater, WA. 6053 - Phone: (08) 9271 4311

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 May 2013 23:40

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