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Issue 12: March 2014

Annual Foundation Day Dinner

Saturday 31st May 2014

Swan River Pioneers 1829-1838 Calling all Swan River Colony pioneer descendants to help us
 celebrate the arrival of the early pioneers who arrived in the
Swan River Colony between 1829-1838.Tickets $95 per head for Dinner & Drinks

Be in the running for an Early Bird Prize if you book and
pay for your ticket by 1 April 2014.

Contact: Glenis  9310 6649 or Lyn 9296 9520annie_watson-1867a.jpg
or email: swan-river-pioneers@wags.org.au

This year we especially welcome descendants of
 Anne Catherine Sophia Evans, the first white woman to be rowed up the
Swan River to the future town of Perth on
18 June 1829, married pioneers
Private Thomas Farmer of the 63rd Regiment who arrived in the
HMS Sulphur 8 June 1829, William Watson who
arrived in the ship ‘Hooghly’ 12 February 1830 and
Thomas Walker who arrived in the ship ‘Eudora’
30 December 1837.

2014 WAGS Membership Fee Renewal

We are pleased to announce that the 2014 fees are the same as last year.For the majority of members, March/April is the time to renew  and you will receive a renewal form with your March Western Ancestor. Otherwise look at the date above your name on the address label of your journal and a renewal form will be in the relevant journal.We encourage you to renew online, as this will save our volunteers an incredible amount of time.  Just go to this “Join and Renew” page and follow the instructions. You can also pay your membership renewal by post or over the counter at WAGS.

Genie Chatter Monday 10 March

A lunchtime discussion 12:00 noon to 1:30pmgenie-chatter.jpgUnit 4 WAGS 48 May St BayswaterTopic: Irish Interests & Research

Special Interest Groups

SIGs meet at Unit 4, WAGS 48 May Street Bayswater, unless otherwise stated

Saturday 1 at 11:00am London & South of England Group

Topic: Family History & Folk Song

 Sunday 2 at 1:30pm Legacy User Group: AGM

Saturday 8 at 11:00am Computer Group

Saturday 8 at 2:00pm Western Australian Group

Sunday 9 at 10:00am North of England Group

Saturday 22 at 10:00am Victorian Group   Please note the earlier start time; an AGM followed by a workshop at the WAGS Library

India & SE Asia Group - Special Meeting & Lunch

Advanced Notice for April

Saturday 26 APRIL  at 12:30pm 3:45pmisea_apr_flyer.jpg

Topic: The Indian Army in WW1 by Peter Bailey,

Chairman of Families in British India Society (FIBIS), via Internet.

To be part of a great Indian & Asian flavour lunch book by 18 April.

See flyer for details


House Groups

 A number of House Groups (discussion and sharing sessions) meet at venues around the Metropolitan Area. To find out more about them and one near you go to the WAGS web page via this link

house group.jpgSouth of the River House Group (meetings held in Willetton) Wednesday 5th March @ 7:30pm

Topic: Focus on your ancestors military involvement and/or wartime experiences • Military research, history of conflict • Medals, records, cemeteries, weapons, Career military personnel • Civilians – home guard, being bombed, rationing, Romance – war brides etc.

Family History Society of Rockingham & Dist.

Monthly Meeting 1 March 2014 at 2pmvenue: Rockingham Lotteries House, Civic BoulevardGuest speaker: Alex Main posing the question "Are the Irish Really Scotts?"For more information go to FHSRD

Mandurah Family History Society

Monthly General Meeting 8 March 2014 at 1.30pm

Venue: Research Rooms, Library Road Mandurah

Guest speaker: Audrey Holland on the Colony's Convict system.

For more information go to MFHS 

email mfhs@westnet.com.au or phone 9586 9760


Mix & Mingle

Tuesday 18 at 7:00pm, Unit 4 WAGS

Topic: Overseas Research

Ian Scott has undertaken several overseas research trips in recent years to both Scotland & Northern Ireland and will share his experiences with you.

Education Activities

wags orientation ausworld3.pngOrientation Session at WAGS

Wednesday 19 March 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

Other Education Activites

Wednesday 5 at 10:00am Getting started with your family history

Lee-Ann Atkinson will show you how to build your family tree & record your findingsTuesday 18 at 10:00am Writing Your Family History

Loreley Morling will lead you through the steps of turning your family history into an interesting story.

For more information and registration go to courses 


NOW AVAILABLE IN THE WAGS LIBRARY - A FIRST FOR WA! Stalled on your Scottish research?tartan books.jpg

Click here and find out how WAGS Library can give you access to the digitized collections of

•    The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS)
•    The National Records of Scotland (NRS)
•    The National Library of Scotland (NLS)

without having to visit these institutions in Edinburgh.

Brought exclusively to all WAGS members by the WAGS Scottish Special Interest Group.
Thank you Scottish SIG members!   



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