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WAGS eNews - Issue 15-June 2014

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Issue 15: June 2014

Western Australia Day WAGS Open Day

Thursday 5 June

 The WAGS facilities will be open to the public between 10:00am and 3:00pm
Members will be available to show you our facilities and answer
questions on your family history research.





WAGS Annual General Meeting

Sunday 29 at 2:00pm
Bayswater Senior Citizens Centre


 All Members are welcome, so come along, find out what's been happening at WAGS and help set a Management Committee up for another fulfilling year.

Genie Chatter Monday 9 June

A lunchtime discussion 12:00 noon to 1:30pmgenie-chatter.jpg
Unit 4 WAGS 48 May St BayswaterTopic: Postal Directories & Electoral Rolls

Special Interest Groups

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

 Sunday 1 at 2:00pm Legacy User GroupSaturday 7 at 11:00am London & South of England Group
Two talks:
Diana Boxall on Suffolk and Peter Hamersley on Tracing identities of footballers.  Sunday 8 at 10:00am North of England GroupSaturday 14 at 11:00am Computer GroupSaturday 14 at 2:00pm Western Australian Group
AGM & meeting:
Speaker: Dr Lenore Layman: Sudden deaths by accidents, murder or suicide from early inquests.Advanced notice - Convict Group
Sunday 13 July at 1.30pm
Fiona Bush: The contribution Ticket of Leave men made to buildings in Western Australia.

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

Family History Society of Rockingham & Dist.

Monthly Meeting 7 June 2014 at 2pm
Guest speaker: 
The Riddle of Thomas Hatton by Peter GodfreyFor more information go to FHSRD

Find out about WAGS

wags orientation ausworld3.pngOrientation Session at WAGS

Wednesday 18 June 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

Education Activities 

Wednesday 4 at 10:00am Getting started with your family history

Learn how to build your family tree & record your findingsgetting started.jpg

FREE but Booking required - limited to 20 people

For more information and registration go to courses

Hands On Workshop

Thursday 26 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm Hands On Workshop "What do we do with our information?"
WAGS Unit 4Cost $5 please book in advance but pay on the day.standing.

 Library News

 WHEREABOUTS UNKNOWNindian map copy.jpg

A large (A2) map of India, purchased by the India & SE Asia Group last year, has gone missing from the WAGS Library.  If you have borrowed it for any reason or seen it around, would you return it ASAP to the Library or contact the Librarian? Thank you.MISSING JOURNALSThe WAGS Library is missing issues of the following journals
•    Your Family History  -  2012 -2013
•    Metropolitan: Journal of the London, Westminster and Middlesex FH Society  2004-2010

If you have any copies of these titles and are willing to donate them to the Library, would you contact the Librarian.  Thank you.


scottish_tap.jpgPRESTONPANS, A TAPESTRY, WAGS AND THE SCOTTISH DIASPORA If you're not aware of what members of the Scottish SIG group have been up to lately, have a look at the latest article on the WAGS blog    and 'read all about it'.   Clicking on any of the illustrations will blow them up to full size.


Have you thought about reaching out to family members or researchers through the WAGS blog, the forums or WAGS tales? The keywords in all articles on these sites are picked up by Google and you never know who will discover your story and make contact.

Recently, WAGS Research Officer, Bev Russell had her Anzac story about Dudley Marwood Elliott published on the WAGS blog and a previously unknown family member in Melbourne found the story as a result of a Google search and made contact.

Make the Blog, the forum and WAGS tales work for you!   Why use Ancestry, etc. and get lost in the crowd when WAGS website can do it so much better?LIBRARY TIPSBefore visiting the WAGS Library to use any of its great resources, clip a USB flash drive to your key ring or pop one in your purse. Pages or sections from practically all items in the Library can be copied and downloaded to your device and then taken home and transferred to your computer.  It’s then very easy to store, manipulate, insert, share or even print these pages. thumb-drive.jpgWAGS friendly Library volunteers will be pleased to help you make the change from paper to digital files. 


E: WAGS eNews editor

If you have an item of WAGS related activity for eNews please send it to the Editor by the 20th of the month prior.

eNews of The Western Australian Genealogical Society Inc.
6/48 May St., Bayswater, WA. 6053 - Phone: (08) 9271 4311


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