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WAGS eNews - Issue 23 March 2015

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Issue 23: March 2015




Can you spare a few hours a week or a month?
Many of the education and activity courses are run by volunteers, as well as administration jobs and social occasions which also need a hand.  Some are weekly, others monthly or less frequently.

Below are listed some of the areas that need help urgently!

Orientation for members – Monthly on 3rd Wednesday.
Getting Started with Family History – Monthly on 2nd Thursday.
Hands on Workshops – Monthly on 4th Thursday.

These sessions need a volunteer to set up the room, organise morning tea, welcoming members and re-setting rooms.

On the Social Side:

Mix and Mingle Committee need a hand on the day or evening of the function – Bi-monthly on Tuesday.


Education Officer (plan and co-ordinate training sessions)
Bookshop  Officer (from 1 April) - ordering and preparing book orders

Assistant to Treasurer (from 1 April) - paying WAGS Bills and using MYOB


More Library volunteers required, there are shifts throughout the week that might suit you.

All volunteers are given training and guidance where needed. 

PLEASE CONTACT – VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR – BETTY PYKE  or phone 6460 3482, who can give you more details of the various jobs and will happily forward your generous offer of help to the right person.


Revision of WAGS By-Laws

Management Committee has reviewed the WAGS Operations Manual. This included
some alterations to the WAGS by-laws. Both will be posted in the members only
area on the WAGS web site soon. A notice will also be posted on the web page
so watch out for this. 


Special Interest Groups

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

Saturday 07 at 11:00am London & South of England Group
Topic:A short AGM, then Mal Parr will guide us through another fascinating presentation of old photos of London and the South of England.

Sunday 08 at 10:00am North of England Group
Topic: Chesterfield Canal by Tony Turner

Saturday 14 at 11:00am Computer Group
Topic:Includes a short AGM and election of officers. Note that Mike Murray will NOT be standing as convenor. Here is an opportunity for SIG committee members to step into the breech. Come along and help make sure that the SIG flourishes and prospers into the future.

Saturday 14 at 14:00pm Western Australian Group
Topic:Bevan Carter will talk on his new book "EDEN HILL CAMPS records of racism in
Western Australia"
Tuesday 17 at 14:00pm Legacy User Group Group


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 Complete copies of the South Australian birth, marriage and death Digger
databases are now online at FindMyPast and in the GenealogySA (SAGHS) Members
Only Area. Also Ancestry.com.au have included the events in their Australian
BDM databases and GenealogySA (SAGHS) on their public webpage. However in
both cases the amount of information is restricted.

Both the WAGS Library and State Library of WA hold all available birth (1842
to 1927), death (1942 to 1972) and marriage (1842 to 1937) indexes on fiche
and in digital format. The State Library also have indexes in book format.

Ian Simon Convener SA Interest Group

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Tuesday 17 at 19:00pm - 22:30pm Unit 4 WAGS  

Presentation by Deborah Gare, Associate Professor at Notre Dame University, 
on the topic "The Western Australian Homefront during WW1".

Genie Chatter

   genie-chatter.jpgMonday 09 at 12:00pm Lunchtime discussion

Topic: Source, cite, save time and communicate. What is the basis for
sourcing and citing, why is it necessary, and how to do it? 





Family History Societies

Rockingham Family History Society
Saturday, 7 March at 2pm
Topic: Ian Simon - Using South Australian Information Sources.
 For more information go to FHSRD

Mandurah Family History Society
Saturday 14 March 1:30pm

For more information go to MFHS

Family History Workshops - Nedlands Library Services

The Western Australian Genealogical Society (WAGS) runs genealogical database
workshops in the Library Training Room on the fourth Tuesday of every month.
Bookings recommended – contact the Library  to secure your spot!

Education & Orientation

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

Thursday, 26 at 14:00pm - 16:00pm     Hands-on workshop
 Family Search - Review the Learning Centre - This is an exciting genealogy resource which is growing exponentially, is
international in scope and it's free.

Orientation Sessions

Discover how to get the most out of your WAGS membership.

Wednesday 18 at 10:00am - 13:00pm
Saturday 21 at 10:00am - 13:00pm

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

Library News

eNews is pleased to announce that WAGS Member Maggie Schwann has been welcome-1.gif
appointed WAGS Librarian. So drop in and meet Maggie or if you know her drop
in and welcome her as the Librarian.

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


Robert Atkins

E: WAGS eNews editor

Please send items for the next eNews to the Editor by the 20th of the month prior.

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


Last Updated on Thursday, 26 February 2015 11:01

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