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WAGS eNews - Issue 4 - July 2013

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Issue 4: July 2013


What's new in the WAGS library?

For a full list of recently added items, you'll need to log into the Members Only area of the WAGS website and click on the sub heading Acquisitions which can be found under Library in the main menu. There you'll find all 100+ items added to the WAGS Library in the past twelve months. The latest additions are from ID#98 onwards.
For further information about some of the items go to the
WAGS blog.
See you in the WAGS Library soon?

Good news and not so good news

The good news is you can once again print from the computers in unit 6. Copies print on the photocopier in unit 5.

Not so good news is that the phones are still a problem. You can email the reception desk during opening hours if you can't get through. reception@wags.org.au


Article Spotting in the WAGS Library - #3 - new issues of Australian & New Zealand journals.

The journal display stand in the WAGS Library is groaning with mid-year issues of Australian & New Zealand family history journals. To discover what's now available in the Library lounge go to the WAGS blog.

Gallipoli Ballot

WAGS management advises that the Australian Government will hold a ballot for the ANZAC Day commemorations at Gallipoli on 25 April 2015. There will be 8,000 places for Australians. It is expected that the ballot will open for registration on 1 Nov 2013 and close 31 Jan 2014. Advice on the outcome of ballot provided in March 2014.

See Anzac Day 2015 for details.

Mix & Mingle

Graeme Sisson will present an insight into The Western Australian Police Historical Society.

Tuesday 30 July, unit 4, 48 May Street, Bayswater.
7pm for drinks and nibbles. Presentation starts at 7:30pm followed by cake and coffee.

Cost $3. RSVP by 24 July to genealogy@wags.org.au or 9271 4311


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


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.

Free talks

For members and non-members

Monday July 8 - Social networking
12noon - 1:30pm   

Do you feel a bit of a twit when you hear about all the new mediums like Facebook, Myspace, Twitter? How can they possibly elate to genealogy? You might be surprised!
Bring your lunch; tea and coffee available.


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 17th July and the day will start at 10.00am, break for morning tea, and conclude at 12.30pm. Booking essential. E: Orientation

Special Interest Groups

Meetings in July are:

13  Computer, 11am
14  Convict, 1:30pm   -       Guest speaker Sue White will give a talk titled Maria, Isabella and  Agnes about women who lived with or married expiree convicts in WA.
20  Enrolled Pensioner Guards, 10am
21  Irish, 2pm
27  India and SE Asia, 10:30am

Digitisation of the Western Ancestor

The project to digitise the WAGS journal Western Ancestor is well underway.
We are looking for high quality copies of the journal from March 1979 to June 1983 inclusive.
If you are able to help, would you please contact the WAGS Librarian?
All journals can be returned after digitisation if required.

Gallipoli project - volunteers needed

The Western Australian Special Interest Group in collaborating with others in the History field to determine the number of Western Australian men who died at Gallipoli, currently estimated between 900-2500.

The list will include those missing and later determined dead by Board of Inquiry, with no known grave (like the 37 men from the 10th Light Horse who went missing in action on 8 August 1915), those who died as a result of wounds received at Gallipoli (even if hospitalised and died elsewhere), and those who died at Gallipoli from enteric fever or self-inflicted gunshot wound. Included will be those who were born in, or enlisted from, WA or who spent the majority of their lives here but happened to be in another state when they enlisted.

If you would like to take part in this project please email Lorraine Clarke wasig@wags.org.au .You may be allocated a group of men to research or send a photograph of a memorial from your local community or school, or provide information of a family member who may have died during the Gallipoli Campaign.

Coming up in August...

National Family History Month in August. Free events at the State Library on August 6-8. See the program at State Library.

WAGS will be having a free Open Day on Sunday 11 August from 10am to 4pm.

If you can help with either event, please contact Liana at pr@wags.org.au

... and finally a reminder

The WAGS Annual General Meeting is this Sunday (30 June) at 2pm.

Venue: Bayswater Senior Citizen Centre, 27 King William Street, Bayswater

Regards, 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.


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


Last Updated on Thursday, 27 June 2013 16:19

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