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WAGS eNews - Issue 11 - February 2014

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Issue 11: February 2014

Seminar- 15 February 2014

Chris Paton and Thomas MacEntee downunder – Perth SeminarSaturday 15 February 2014 at the State Library of WA, 25 Francis Street, Perth Cultural Centre, PerthA full day seminar with leading presenters, Chris Paton (Scotland) and Thomas MacEntee (US). Presentations include: British and Irish Newspapers; Irish Records on Line; Building a Genealogy Research Toolbox; You use WHAT for Genealogy?You can find out more by clicking on: unlockthepast

Genie Chatter Monday 10 February

A lunchtime discussion 12:00 noon to 1:30pmgenie-chatter.jpgUnit 4 WAGS 48 May St BayswaterTopic: What is GIS?

Western Ancestor

westernancestor.jpg  The Editor Jennifer Lydon is seeking members interested in assisting  her by looking after individual sections eg advertising, News from the Old Dart, Somewhere in the City and Country, proof reading, News from other states and overseas.Any one who would like to try their hand at one of the aspects of the preparation of this award winning publication by learning some new skills or applying your well honed skills are encouraged to contact Jennifer or Betty Pyke Volunteer Coordinator.

Up Any Old Gum Tree

A play, locally written and produced, about Irish VC winner Martin O’Meara.

Old Mill Theatre

Cnr Mends St & Mill Point Rd, South Perthgum-tree-play.jpg

Saturday February 1st, 2014 - Curtain 7.30pm

Tickets $25, Concession $20 (Incl Tea and Coffee)

Go to WAGS Net or Irish SIG Forum for more information and a flyer.

Special Interest Groups

Saturday 1 at 10:30am India & South East Asia Group

 Topic: Workshop in Units 5&6 on Internet accessed tools including FIBIS Saturday 1 at 11:00am The Master Genealogist Grouptmg.jpg

Topic: TMG for Beginners - learn more about TMG, a follow up to the introduction to TMG session held last November, by Robert Atkins


Saturday 8 at 11:00am Computer Group

Topic: demo of WAGS website features & a look behind the scenes + a free Computer Q & A session, so bring all your problems along.Sunday 9 at 2:00pm Swan Pioneers GroupSunday 16 at 12:00 noon Enrolled Pensioner Guard GroupSunday 16 at 2:00pm Scottish Groupscotish-map.jpg

Topic: Education and SchoolsSunday 23 at 2:00pm South Australian GroupSunday 23 at 2:00pm European Group

House Groups

 Wednesday 5 at 7:30pm South of the River House Group

Mandurah Family History Society

Monthly General Meeting 8 February 2014 at 1.30pm

Venue: Research Rooms, Library Road Mandurah

Guest speaker: Rosemary Stevens

"Every Life Tells a Story" How to breathe new life into facts and figures by writing honestly without creating a family feud!

Further information, email mfhs@westnet.com.au or phone 9586 9760

Family History Society of Rockingham & Dist.

Monthly Meeting 1 February 2014 at 2pmvenue: Rockingham Lotteries House, Civic BoulevardGuest speaker: Diane Oldman"Mother Tongue" English language milestones, troublesome words, Genealogical English and more...! LINK 

Education Activities

wags orientation ausworld3.pngOrientation Session at WAGS

Wednesday 19 10:00am to 12:00 noon

Topics and demonstrations include – WAGS Library (plus how to use the Library catalogue and information on the computers), WAGS website, Special Interest Groups, Activities program, Bookshop, genealogy software, WAGSnet, WAGS Forum, plus lots more.

FREE – but bookings required - Click on the Registration button below, phone the Library (9271 4311) or email:  Orientation registration


Bargains at the right priceThe following three shire histories are duplicate copies of items in the WAGS Library and are offered
for sale at $25 each
Please contact the WAGS Librarian if interested.
All are in excellent condition.img442.jpgBIGNELL, Merle  - The fruit of the country: a history of the Shire of Gnowangerup, Western Australia.   UWA Press 1977.    326p.   Hardcover with dust jacket.


BIGNELL, Merle – First the spring: a history of the Shire of Kojonup, img441_.jpg

Western Australia. 

UWA Press, 1971. 251p. Hardcover with dust jacket. 


img440.jpgBIGNELL, Merle – A place to meet: a history of the Shire of Katanning, Western Australia.  UWA Press, 1981. 350p. Hardcover with dust jacket. 

Can You Help?The WAGS Library is missing issues of the journals of the following UK Family History Societies
If you have any that you are willing to donate to the Library, would you email the WAGS Librarian or
phone 9201 0381•    Berkshire
•    Cambridgeshire
•    Cheshire
•    Cornwall
•    Derbyshire
•    Leicestershire & Rutland
•    London and West Middlesex
•    Northumberland

New Associate Member

We welcome a new Associate Member to WAGS; The Town of Claremont Community Hub; a local history library located in the former Methodist Church at 327 Stirling Highway Claremont



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