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WAGS eNews - Issue 27 July 2015

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Issue 27: July 2015


Family History Feast in August



An exciting month of activities is planned in August for National
Family History Month.  The major events are  two days of free talks on
family history at the State Library on Tuesday 4 August (9:30am - 7pm)
and Wednesday 5 August (9-30am - 4pm) (bookings essential) and the
WAGS Open Day on Sunday 23 August.  Full program and booking details are in the NFHM brochure that was enclosed with your June Western Ancestor and also at  SLWA

For events Australia-wide and a chance to win some fabulous prizes
visit familyhistorymonth.


builder.jpgWAGS plans to enclose the computer servers' area in a room to reduce the noise for researchers in Unit 6. We are looking for members with the skills who are willing to assist constructing a timber frame wall clad with plaster board and install a door to comply with fire escape requirements.

Please contact Ian Simon, Operations Officer via email  


 At our AGM on 28 June 2015 awards were presented to Dr Graham Mahony
and Chris Loudon:

Certificate of Appreciation to Dr Graham Mahony for his outstanding contribution to the organisation of the WAGS 11th Battalion Centenary Commemoration Service on 10th January 2015.

WAGS Life Membership to Chris Loudon for his exceptional service to
WAGS in a variety of areas including website, social media, Information Technology, 11th Battalion Cheops project and education.

Congratulations to Graham and Chris.

For more go to AGM

Special Interest Groups

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

Sunday 5 at 11:00am Legacy User Group
Topic: Master Lists in Legacy - understanding, editing and cleaning up
your Master Lists. Master Source List - the difference between a
Master Source and Source Detail.

Saturday 11 at 11:00am Computer Group
Topic: We have an interesting and informative two hours for you at the
next CIG meeting. Amongst the many items covered will be a look at
aspects of Trove which may be unfamiliar, Alastair Honeybun will
demonstrate the changes to Family Search's online family trees and
Mike Murray will update us on new developments in his DNA journey. Not
to be outdone by Ray Smith's fascinating look at Willetton, Julie will
spend a few minutes showing some of the curiosities she sees on her
walks around a northern suburb. Newcomers welcome!

Sunday 12 at 1:30pm Convict Group
Topic: Richard Offen "Buildings in Perth with Convict Connections"

Saturday 18 at 10:00am Enrolled Pensioner Guards Group
Topic: Annual Library Meeting in Units5&6

Sunday 19 at 2:00pm Irish Group
Topic: personal research & projects - share your brick walls & secrets
Bring along all the information you have about your Irish brickwalls
so you can make some do some further digging in the wonderful WAGS
resource room and library. Otherwise work in a small group on one of
the developing county research guides to learn and help others.  The
October meeting will feature speaker Sally Desmond, on Irish language
and customs. New members are always welcome. Contact Jenni


Genie Chatter

   genie-chatter.jpgMonday 13 at 12:00pm Lunchtime discussion & Show & Tell
Topic: "How Special Interest Groups can help you". 

WAGS has 15 Special Interest Groups- find out how you can benefit from
other people's expertise.

Mix & Mingle

WAGS Unit 4
Sunday 26 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Presentation by Wendy Brown, who has been involved with "Find and
Connect". The Find & Connect Web Resource is for Forgotten
Australians, former Child Migrants and everyone with an interest in
the history of out-of-home ‘care’ in Australia and Wendy will be
explaining how the service works.

This is an afternoon gathering so there will be a lovely afternoon tea
following Wendy's presentation. (no alcohol)
Cost $5 which includes a raffle ticket for a door prize
Please RSVP by phoning 9271 4311 or email.

Family History Societies

Rockingham Family History Society
Saturday, 4 at 2pm
Topic: Anne Chapple "ANZAC House"

For more information go to FHSRD

Mandurah Family History Society
Saturday, 11 at 1:30pm
Topic: Bill Bunbury "Lessons From War - effects on individuals &

For more information go to MFHS

National Conference of Oral History Australia

9 - 12 September 2015
at the State Library of Western Australia

For more information go to OHAA

Education & Orientation

  For more information click here
Wednesday, 15 at 10:00am - 13:00pm Orientation Session
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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


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


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