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WAGS eNews - Issue 22 February 2015

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Issue 22: February 2015


WAGS Web Site is a winner!

WAGS is number 71 in the Genealogy in Time's worldwide Top 100 Genealogy Websites.

This is a terrific achievement by WAGS considering that we
are up against the giants of the genealogy world of
websites, including Ancestry, FamilySearch, FindMyPast,
GeneaNet, Geni.com and a whole swag of other paysites.

Well done to all of those members who contribute to the
upkeep of WAGS website & well done Webmaster - the hard
work pays off.



Updating your profile on the WAGS Web Page

Some members have not been receiving Enews because WAGS has not been aware that they have changed their email address.

You can change the details online yourself, including changing your username or password, volunteering details etc., or if you move to a new physical address, change your email address or phone number.

First log in, then click the "Update Your Profile" sub menu item under the "My Profile" menu.

Click on to the various tabs to find the item you need to update; eg. your email address is in the "Public Profile" tab. Once you have made the changes, click on the "Update" button, and you are done. Don't forget to log out.

You can also send an email with the changes to WAGS Membership - make sure you mention your membership number in the email.

WAGS - Awards

Any member of the Society may nominate another member whom they feel is worthy of receiving an award in appreciation of their service to the Society.  Nominations must be submitted on an Awards Nomination form available from the WAGS Library, the WAGS website, the Secretary or the Convenor of the Awards Sub-committee. 

It is important when submitting a nomination to provide as much information as
possible to support the nomination. A list of the award
categories can be found in the December issue of the
Western Ancestor (page 387) or on the WAGS website.

Nominations should be submitted to the Awards Convenor in a
sealed envelope marked “confidential” and delivered to the
Convenor of the Awards Sub-committee no later than the 1st
March 2015. 

If you would like to nominate a member or receive a copy of the Awards Nomination form or need assistance to complete the form, please email the  Awards Convenor. All nominations are welcomed.


Special Interest Groups

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

Sunday 01 at 2:00pm European Group

Saturday 07
at 11:00am The Master Genealogist Group

Topic: A workshop on untangling your TMG or Second Site "problem"

Sunday 08 at 2:00pm Swan River Pioneers Group

Saturday 14
at 11:00am Computer Group

Sunday 15
at 2:00pm Scottish Group

Saturday 21
at 10:00am Enrolled Pensioner Guards Group
A workshop format to discuss research, Q&A with our
experienced people and use of the library facilities.

Sunday 22
at 2:00pm South Australian Group

Saturday 28
at 10:30am Victorian & Eastern States Group
Topic -
Researching your Gallipoli/WW1 Ancestors

Saturday 28
at 10:30am India & South East Asia group
A workshop in Unit 6


Looking for a photo

 A Jane Ann Strahan married Arthur Harold Garner Hamesstrahan_tribute.jpg
I am looking for a photo of Jane Ann Strahan
1871-1955 to complete the photo gallery of
James and Susannah Straghan (later Strahan)

Would sincerely appreciate a copy if possible.
Lyn Coy (Strahan Descendant)
Email  or Tel:  9296 9520







Genie Chatter

   genie-chatter.jpgMonday 09 at 12:00pm Lunchtime discussion
Topic: WAGS website and how to best use it.  Tour our award
winning website as a fabulous resource and open up new
horizons in your genealogy research





Family History Societies

Rockingham Family History Society
Saturday, 7 February at 2pm
Topic: Graham Bown; Portland Convict Prison - the formative years
 For more information go to FHSRD

Mandurah Family History Society
Sat, 14 Feb 2015 1:30pm
Topic: Families That Build A Community

For more information go to MFHS


Education & Orientation

ed_beg_tree.pngFor more information click here

Thursday, 12 at 10:00am - 12:00pm     Getting started with your family history

Wednesday, 18 at 10:00am - 13:00pm Orientation Session
Discover how to get the most out of your WAGS membership.

New members or any member wanting a refresher session on what resources are available to help you with your research - in the library, on our website and elsewhere.

Bring your lunch and join with others in some lunchtime discussion before moving to the library to do your own research. RSVP to the Library -  9271 4311  or email    Orientation

Thursday, 26 at 14:00pm - 16:00pm     Hands-on workshop
The WAGS Library - how can we help you?
An expose of the resources available in the WAGS Library- you may be surprised what you discover when you research your family history.

Library News

WAGS Library will close for public holiday Monday, 02 March 2015closed_book.jpg








Robert Atkins

E: WAGS eNews editor

Please send items for the next eNews 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, 27 January 2015 21:30

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