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WAGS eNews - Issue 19 October 2014

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Issue 19: October 2014


The Albany Convoy Commemorative Event

30 October - 2 November 2014 - Albany


The first of November 2014 commemorates the centenary of the departure of the first convoy of ships carrying the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) & the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (NZEF) to the First World War.

Visit Albany in Western Australia  to witness this extraordinary event.

For more information go to: ANZAC-Albany or ANZAC-Centenary

early_bird_.pngWAGS 2014 Raffle early bird reminder

I hope you are all busy selling lots of tickets! Remember sold butts and monies need to be in by high noon on 8 October to be in the draw for the $300 Early Bird Sellers prize.

There are plenty more books available so if you have sold all yours and want more contact the Raffle Coordinator

Genie Chatter Monday 13 October

A lunchtime discussion 12:00 noon to 1:30pmgenie-chatter_oct14.jpg
Unit 4 WAGS 48 May St Bayswater

Topic: European Research




Mix & Mingle Tuesday 21 October

7pm for 7:30pm start cost $5
Unit 4, 48 May Street Bayswater

: Unlock the Past genealogical cruise

Jenni Ibrahim, WAGS Irish SIG Convenor, has recently been on the 5th Unlock the Past cruise around the UK.  She will talk about her experiences on the cruise and on Genealogical cruising in general.

westernancestor.jpgWestern Ancestor Vol. 12 No. 11 September 2014

I regret to inform members the journal will be late. My apologies for any inconvenience. We were held up with copyright issues in relation to the cover photographs. This has now been resolved and the journal will be at the printer early next week. As ‘Coming Events’ on pg 313 of the June edition only goes up to September 6th, please consult the website for current events.

Jennifer Lydon
Editor Western Ancestor

Special Interest Groups

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

  Saturday 11 at 11:00am Computer Group

Sunday 12
at 11:30am Convict Group- Visit to Guildford
 Meet in the Historic Precinct next to the Guildford Visitors Centre.

Guildford is an historic area and was one of the earliest places where a Convict Depot was established and where many convicts were sent once they received their Ticket of Leave.

Following lunch Celia Millar from the Swan Guildford Historical Society will lead members and visitors on a walking tour of historic places around Guildford. Please bring a picnic lunch and chairs.

Saturday 18
at 10:00am Enrolled Pensioner Guards Group

Sunday 19
at 14:00pm Irish Group

India & South East Asia SIG (25 October) meeting postponed to 22 November.

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 1 at 7:30pm South of the River House Group

Topic: South African research (possible presentation TBA)
• Researching outside of Australia, NZ and the US

Wednesday 1 at 6:30pm Western Suburbs House Group
at WAGS Library

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Perth Royal Show

 Saturday 27 September - Saturday 4 Octoberchamberlain_6g_w.jpg

9:00am - 18:00pm   

The WAGS display is in the Agricultural Hall of Fame building right next to the Showgrounds train station.  If you are going to the Show, drop in and say hello and have a look at the WAGS and Royal WA Historical Society displays

Family History Society of Rockingham & Dist.

Monthly Meeting Saturday 4 September at 2pm
Topic: Nicholas Reynolds will talk on "Australia in the First World War", an overview of Australia’s role in “The War to End All Wars”, including some of the lesser known actions taken in Australasia and the Pacific.

For more information go to FHSRD

Education Activities

Wednesday 1 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 peopleresearcher_w.jpg

For more information and registration go to courses

Thursday 23 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Hands On Workshop "National Archives"

WAGS Unit 4

Cost $5 please book in advance but pay on the day.


 Wednesday 15 at 10:00am - 12:00pm Orientation Session for Members & those interested in joining WAGS

For more information: Orientation Info





Robert Atkins

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


Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 18:08

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