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WAGS eNews - Issue 16 July 2014

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Issue 16: July 2014

WAGS Busy Bee

Saturday 5 July

 There will be Busy Bee at WAGS between 8:00am and 12:00pm
Your participation would be most welocome, as the saying goes: many hands make light work

No specific skills required - just a willingness to help.  Tasks range from spring cleaning, dusting, cleaning windows, pruning trees, removing the old airconditioner and miscellaneous jobs.  BYO basic tools, cleaning equipment and hard brooms.



Genie Chatter Monday 14 July

A lunchtime discussion 12:00 noon to 1:30pmgenie-chatter.jpg
Unit 4 WAGS 48 May St BayswaterTopic: The WAGS Website

Special Interest Groups

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

Saturday 12 at 11:00am Computer GroupSunday 13 at 1.30pm Convict Group
Fiona Bush: The contribution Ticket of Leave men made to buildings in Western Australia.Saturday 19 at 10:00am Enrolled Pensioner Guards Group
Unit 5&6, Library meeting; You are encouraged to come along and participate in the various aspects of research.Sunday 20 at 2:00pm Irish Group
Topic: From Ireland to Australia – shadows of the past with guest speaker Fred Rea, Irish Scene MagazineSaturday 26 at 10:30am India & South East Asia Group.

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Tuesday 22 at 7:00pm at Unit 4 WAGS
Topic: Finding my father - RAF in Rhodesia presented by Ian Simon & Maureen Sawyer 


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

Wednesday 2 at 7:30pm South of the River House Group
Topic: Clandestine Marriage presentation by Graham Bown

Family History Society of Rockingham & Dist.

Monthly Meeting Saturday 5 July at 2pm
Guest speaker:  
"Why Convicts Were Brought to Western Australia." by Audrey Holland For more information go to FHSRD

Mandurah Family History Society

Meeting Saturday 12 July at 1:30pm
For information email mfhs

Find out about WAGS

wags orientation ausworld3.pngOrientation Session at WAGS

Wednesday 16 July 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 2 at 10:00am Getting started with your family history

Learn how to build your family tree & record your findings

FREE but Booking required - limited to 20 peoplefam_hist_enews_1.jpg

For more information and registration go to courses

Hands On Workshop

Thursday 24 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm Hands On Workshop "Accessing FamilySearch"
WAGS Unit 4Cost $5 please book in advance but pay on the day.

 Library News

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Some time ago, a WAGS member wrote to the Librarian offering to give a home to the Simpson Bible if it’s owners/family were not located. Could that member please contact  the Librarian again?  His letter has been mislaid but his surname and handwriting would be recognized.croker_soldier.jpgGreat War StoriesTwo WAGS members have answered the call for stories about family members and their experiences in the Great War.
Bev Scott (Member 2623) has recently published a biography of her great uncle, Jackbev scott front copy.jpg O’Neill MC and WAGS Founding President and Life Fellow, Brian Croker tells the story of his ill-fated grandfather, Albert Arthur Croker. Both items appear on the WAGS blog. 
If you have a story with a similar theme, please send it to the WAGS librarian for posting on the WAGS blog.



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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