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WAGS eNews - Issue 7 - October 2013

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Issue 7: October 2013

Perth Royal Show

WAGS will have a display at the Royal Show. Tell your family and friends about it.

If you are visiting the show please drop in and visit us in the Agricultural Hall of Fame building right next to the Showgrounds rail station.

Annual WAGS Raffle 2013


Members make sure you return your sold raffle book butts and funds
Wednesday 9 October
to be elgible for the Early Bird seller's Prize


Guild of One-Name Studies (GOONS) Seminar goons logo
Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 November 2013
4 Sherwood Court, Perth, Western AustraliaGOONS is a worldwide centre of excellence that promotes and supports research facts about a surname and all the people who have held it as opposed to researching an individual and their family.

Topics for this seminar include: a one name case study, how to get the best out of public records and online access to records. You can find out more by clicking on  program and for Bookings 

Special Interest Groups

Saturday 12   11:00am - 13:00pm   Computer SIG

Sunday 13  10:30am   Convict SIG- Visit to York

Meet at 10:30am at the York Research and Archival Centre – now at the Sandalwood Yards, corner of Avon Terrace and Ford Street.  York Members will be on hand to show you around the archives and explain the records stored there.

In the afternoon a visit to the site that was once part of the York Convict Hiring Depot.

Program for the day is on the Convict SIG web page.



The York group has just become a WAGS Associate Member - congratulations & welcome!


Saturday 19  10:00am    Enrolled Pensioner Guard SIG


Sunday 20  2:00pm Irish - Research Day


After a short meeting we’ll be looking up the wonderful resources of WAGS to progress our Irish research. The rich resources of WAGS include those in the WAGS library, on fiches, websites and disks. We will have experienced Irish researchers on hand to help those with less experience. Bring along all the information you can about your Irish ancestors and make some progress.There’s always a scrumptious afternoon tea as well.If you are not yet an Irish SIG member come along and see. The Irish SIG hosts 4 meetings a year, with one of them a research day.  What we say is, Irish research is not impossible, just challenging!

Saturday 26  10:30am - 12:30pm    India & South East Asia (ISEA)

Marjorie Bly from the National Archives, Perth will be speaking on immigration into Australia from wider India, Burma and Singapore. She will include Anglo-Indian migration. However records held by NAA only relate to the period post the founding of the Commonwealth of Australia.


This Month's Course

2a ed_geniprogram.pngGetting the Best out of your Genealogy Program


Courses coming up

Family history starts with You.

Monday 25 November 2013    10am to 1pm

Cost: Members $25  Non-Members $30    Course limit: 25

Place: Northbridge Piazza Meeting Room, corner Lake Street & James Street, Northbridge (behind the big screen)

Tracing Your Past

Every Wednesday 06 November to 11 December 2013    10am to 12noon

Cost: Members $120  Non-Members $150    Course limit: 20

Place: Northbridge Piazza Meeting Room, corner Lake Street & James Street, Northbridge (behind the big screen)

All courses and talks are at WAGS unless otherwise stated.

Booking information can be found under Education on the WAGS website.

Free Talk

For members and non-members.

Monday, October 14 - Organising your files

How do you file the masses of information you collect – in a shoe box, in not so little piles on the
lounge room floor? Is there a right way? Is there a wrong way? Have you changed your filing system or have you stuck to the same one all through your research. Please bring your examples to the show and tell open discussion and share your discoveries.

12noon to 1:30pm. Bring your lunch, tea and coffee available.

Orientation - NEW SESSION

wags orientation ausworld3.pngOrientation is not just for new members to learn about WAGS resources, including WAGS website, it is for any member wanting a refresher session.

This month the session is on Wednesday 16 October

The day will start at 10.00am, break for morning tea, and conclude at 12.30pm.

Booking is essential. E: orientation@wags.org.au


WAGS is offering  the following surplus items for sale, with all proceeds going towards new purchases for the Library. Enquire with the WAGS Librarian .   


HARDIE, Jenny – Nor’ Westers of the Pilbara breed: the story of brave ancestors who pioneered the outback Pilbara in Western Australia.  Shire of Port Hedland, 1981.  264p Hardcover with dust jacket.     VG condition.   $25. It contains anecdotes and historical data from the earliest days of the Pilbara to the late 20th century and includes 266 photos from the 1880s to the 1960s, grouped in chronological order.


BIGNELL, Merle - The fruit of the country: a history of the Shire of Gnowangerup, Western Australia.   UWA Press 1977.    326p.   Hardcover with dust jacket.  ex Library copy.  $10
 A history of the shire of Gnowangerup in Western Australia, with photos & stories of pioneers, sealers, whalers & many others who shaped this part of Australia.


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equipment,PCs,people,people at work,persons,publishers,publishing

I would like to send eNews out before the first of the month so readers gain the full benefit of the month's events. Please note the earlier closing date for future editions.


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Last Updated on Thursday, 26 September 2013 13:03

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