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Issue 13: April 2014

India & SE Asia Group - Special Meeting & Lunch

Saturday 26 APRIL  at 12:30pm to 3:45pm

The Indian Army in WWI

by Peter Bailey, via Internet video at Unit 4 WAGSisea_apr_flyer.jpg

Chairman of Families in British India Society (FIBIS).

12.30 Special lunch

1.30 SIG Meeting

2.45 Afternoon Tea

3.00 Video link with Peter Bailey

To be part of a great Indian & Asian flavour lunch & this unique opportunity to connect with Peter Bailey 'live', book by 18 April.

For more information see the flyer

WAGS wins the Best Website in 2013

Message from the President -

It is my pleasure to announce that the WAGS website (wags.org.au) has won the Geoff Riggs Award 2013 from the Federation of Family History Societies (UK).

Congratulations to Chris Loudon, our webmaster, and all the members who help to update the website.

WAGS is the winner of the Large Society category as well as being declared Overall Winner.

WAGS website was highly commended in 2009, and won the award for best website in 2010. Last year we were able to enter again, and on Saturday we were announced as the winner for 2013.

Congratulations to Chris and everyone concerned. Well done and thank you.

Liana Fitzpatrick
WAGS President

(The Federation of Family History Societies (FFHS) is an educational charity formed in 1974, with a membership of over 180 societies throughout the world.)

Genie Chatter Monday 14 April

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

Special Interest Groups

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

Saturday 5 at 10:00am Enrolled Pensioner Guard Group
AGM,and group meeting with Richard Offen as guest speaker.Sunday 6 at 2:00pm Irish Group
Our speaker is WAGS member and genealogist Loreley Morling who’ll be telling the story of William
Trihy from Tipperary to Van Dieman’s Land.  Saturday 12 at 11:00am Computer Group
Topic: keeping your computer system up to date, with a special mention for the last lingering Windows XP users.Sunday 13 at 1:30pm Convict Group
Topic: Dr Christina Henri; Pride in Our History. for more information click Saturday 26 at 12:30pm India & South East Asia Group
A special gourmet lunch and AGM meeting at Unit 4.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sir_Arthur_Wellesley,_1st_Duke_of_Wellington.pngTopic: The Indian Army in WW1 by Peter Bailey, see feature box.

Sunday 27 at 2:00pm Swan River Pioneers Group
AGM followed by a talk on the 'Battle of Waterloo' by Lyn Coy with
special mention of the Swan River Pioneers who fought with the Duke of Wellington

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 2nd April @ 7:30pm

Topic: Portland Prison presented by Graham Bown.


Family History Society of Rockingham & Dist.

Monthly Meeting 5 April 2014 at 2pmvenue: Rockingham Lotteries House, Civic BoulevardGuest speaker: Richard Offen of Perth Heritage Inc. will give a talk entitled "Look Up Perth"For more information go to FHSRD

Inside History Magazine WAGS Article

The March-April Issue of Inside History Magazine has an article on WAGS.mag_cover_vol21_wags_feature.jpgThe item, in interview style with WAGS President Liana Fitzpatrick, features the WA historical context
and highlights two of our current projects, the Western Australian Lonely Graves and the Gallipoli
dead from Western Australia.Liana also talks about the records held by WAGS, WAGS website, the most popular items we hold, and
some of the items in our collection that are underutilised.Inside History Magazine is available at most large newsagents, or can be ordered online.


Mix & Mingle

Friday 16 May at 10.15am  [NEW date & time]roundhouse.jpg

NOTE: The Mix & Mingle for Friday 23rd May has been rescheduled and the format has also changed.Mix & Mingle will now:Meet at Old Fremantle Hotel, corner Cliff & High Sts. Fremantle.Lecture - Evidences of war in Fremantle since 1914Followed by a walking tour of the recycled buildings in Fremantle now being used by Notre Dame

Education Activities

wags orientation ausworld3.pngOrientation Session at WAGS

Wednesday 16 April 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, phone the Library (9271 4311) or email:  Orientation registration

Other Education Activites

Wednesday 2 at 10:00am Getting started with your family history

Lee-Ann Atkinson will show you how to build your family tree & record your findings

 FREE but Booking required - limited to 20 people

For more information and registration go to courses

Visiting other Genealogical Societies?

Travelling interstate or overseas and looking to visit any one of the many genealogical societies affiliated with WAGS?Your yellow plastic WAGS card will not be sufficient proof of your current membership status.  
Please ask our Membership Officer for a letter of introduction which includes confirmation that your
membership of WAGS is in good standing.

What's New on the Web?

 New Website: 11th Battalion Cheops Pyramid Photo11_bat_pyramid_1915.jpg

Do you have a family member who was in the 11th Battalion, and in the Gallipoli campaign?

Chances are he appeared in the Cheops photo of the 11th Battalion taken on 10 Jan 1915.

There are 703 men in this photo, if your soldier was one of them, we want to know. contact us


z website header image5.jpgThere are currently 129 men identified, 32 verified, 97 to be verified.

This includes 25 men identified as having died  from causes associated with their service.

These are updated as information comes to hand.

                                                                                                                             [Click image to see more]

Launched on March 8th our 11th Battalion A.I.F. - Cheops Pyramid website is attracting attention.


New Website: Crimean War Veterans in Western Australia

Diane Oldman well versed on the Crimean War Veterans, has been collecting data about those who made their way to Western Australia.

With a little support from WAGS by way of sponsorship, Diane is providing her information on a new website dedicated to these men.crimeanvets website image1.jpg

The impact on Western Australian history of the Crimean War Veterans has been varied, but in some cases significant.

Diane is looking for additional information, if you have a Crimean War Veteran who came to Western
Australia in your family history, Diane would love to hear from you, email: crimeanvets@wags.org.au  



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