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WAGS eNews - Issue 25 May 2015

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Issue 25: May 2015


A Sense of Scale

11th Battalion A.I.F. on the Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops), in Giza Egypt
Opening, 23 April
Until, 15 November

A joint WAGS and Curtin University exhibition

at the

John Curtin Gallery, Curtin University, Bentley Campus.

This exhibition is presented in honour of all of those serving in the 11th Battalion.


National Volunteer Week 2015 - WAGS Morning Tea

Current WAGS volunteers  and those considering becoming a volunteer are invited to:

MORNING TEA  Monday 11 May 2015 10.00 – 12 nooncup-of-tea.jpg

Unit 4, 48 May Street Bayswater.

Would you like to know more about volunteering at WAGS?
Come along and find out more over a cuppa and meet other WAGS volunteer members.

RSVP to the Volunteer Coordinator Email 

The next WAGS Management Committee

busy_bee.jpgA new committee will be elected at the AGM on 28th June for the next year.

While some existing committee members will renominate there are opportunities
for new members to join the committee and contribute to the running of this
great organisation! Please consider nominating for a position on the WAGS
Management Committee. Nominations close on 22 May.

If you have any questions please contact the President Email.

Special Interest Groups

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

Saturday 02 at 11:00am The Master Genealogist Group
Topic -
A member's web page & solutions to your TMG or SS problems

Sunday 03
at 2:00pm European Group

Saturday 09
at 11:00am Computer Group

Saturday 16
at 10:30am Victorian Group
AGM & meeting
Edwina will speak about WAGS Resources for Research in the Eastern

Sunday 17
at 14:00pm Scottish Group
AGM & workshop; personal research.

Tuesday 19
at 14:00pm Legacy User Group

Saturday 23
at 10:30am India & South East Asia Group
AGM & Meeting:

Guest speaker Mr. Cedric Baxter will talk about his trek out of Burma

Sunday 24
at 14:00pm South Australian Group
Research using WAGS' library resources with assistance from each other.

SIG conveners meeting

Saturday 16 at 13:00pm - 15:00pm
Venue: WAGS Unit 4
This bi-annual meeting is for SIG conveners to share/discuss/brainstorm on a
variety of topics. It also covers any training in requested areas that
Conveners feel that they need in order to co-ordinate their Special Interest Group.
Afternoon tea is provided.

2018 AFFHO Congress Sydney


Register your interest now by visiting www.congress2018.org.au to receive newsletters role.

New Pricing for Certificates and Wills

English and Welsh birth, marriage and death certificates, and wills may be
ordered through WAGS.

Cost is $25 for members and $30 for non-members.
Wills from 1858 to present to have been digitized and the document is
received as a pdf. If you don’t have an email address WAGS will print the
document and send it to you.

All application forms are available at WAGS or on the website: 
Sub menu - About – Products & Services – 1.3 Certificate ordering service

Genie Chatter

   genie-chatter.jpgMonday 11 at 12:00pm Lunchtime discussion & Show & Tell
Topic: Military Records - Do you have an ancestor who was in the Military? 

Come and share what you have discovered about this special ancestor.

Family History Societies

Rockingham Family History Society
Saturday, 2 May at 2pm
Topic: Karen Tregenza, who will discuss 'How to trace your Scottish
Ancestors-my way'.
For more information go to FHSRD

Mandurah Family History Society
Saturday, 9 May 2015 1:30pm
Topic: Tess Thomson "Story of Paddy Hannan"

For more information go to MFHS

Education & Orientation

  For more information click here

Thursday, 14 at 10:00am - 12:00pm     Getting started with your family history
Getting started with your family history can be confusing so why not come along to these FREE workshops. Bookings are required by phoning the Library on [9271 4311] or Email . There will be a maximum of 20 people at each session.

Thursday, 28 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm     Hands-on workshop
 Using the Library Computers - Discover what resources are available on the computer-geek.jpg
Society's Computers, how to use the database, save records to a USB drive
plus more.

Wednesday, 20 at 10:00am - 13:00pm Orientation Session

Warwick LDS Family History Centre

44 Hawker Avenue, Warwick, 6024

 Changes to opening hours:
They are now open on Wednesdays 10.00am to 2.00pm Call 92431429 or 0451955600
for queries.

Opening hours:
Tuesday 12.00 - 4.00pm
Tuesday 6.00-9.00pm,
Wednesday 10.00-2.00pm,
Thursday 12.00-4.00pm April


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 Saturday, 25 April 2015 21:55

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