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Issue 28: August 2015

 

National Family History Month talks

 

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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  at  SLWA

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

also see WAGSpage

 logov2b.jpg

WAGS Family History Open Day

Sunday 23 August 2015

10:00am - 4:00pm

Volunteers will be on hand to give you free advice and our Special Interest Groups will have displays.  See the huge collections of worldwide records that you can look at for free!


Please tell your family and friends about these events and email PR if you can help during the day

 

 

 



Special Interest Groups

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

Saturday 01 at 11:00am The Master Genealogist Group
Topic: Exploring solutions to problems with TMG and Second Site
& finding out about things you want to know about

Sunday 02 at 2:00pm European Group
Topic: "A German did not come from Germany before 1871. Come and find out
more." The Group is hosting a visitor with Greek and Albanian ancestry.

Saturday 08 at 11:00am Computer Group
tracing_relation.jpg

Sunday 09 at 2:00pm Swan River Pioneers group
Topic: Richard Offen "Celebrating the 'Birth of Perth'"

Saturday 15 at 10:30am Eastern Australian Group
Topic: ‘My First Fleet Ancestors’    Bill Cutler will talk about his First
Fleeters and their time spent in NSW, TAS, VIC & Norfolk Island

Sunday 16 at 2:00pm Scottish Group

Saturday 22 at 10:30am India & South East Asia Group
Topic: Norma Curnow; her research & photos in Burma
 
Sunday 30 at 2:00pm South Australian Group
 

  

Genie Chatter

   genie-chatter.jpgMonday 10 at 12:00pm Lunchtime discussion & Show & Tell
Topic: "Google and Genealogy" ith Jenni Ibrahim

See how Google can help with your family history research.  Come and share what features you use. 


 

VOLUNTEERS URGENTLY NEEDED!

Can you spare a few hours a day, a week or a month?

All of the WAGS activities are run by volunteers, including administration
jobs and social occasions.  Some are weekly, others monthly or less frequently.
Some of these positions can also be shared.

Below are listed the positions that need volunteers urgently!
6-3-76_volunteer-color.jpg

Librarian
WAGS maintains a medium sized subject specialist library located at
Bayswater. It houses printed materials, microforms, maps, CDs and
subscription databases.
The Library is open thirty hours per week and is ‘staffed’ by volunteers.
The Society is seeking a volunteer librarian, preferably with management
experience and subject knowledge to oversee current operations and plan
future directions.  A Sub-Committee assists the Librarian with the day to day
operations and the IT Committee provides assistance with electronic materials
and maintains equipment.
Good computer skills and experience with library cataloguing software are
necessary

Public Relations -  people willing to help on the PR committee
 Organise display material and volunteer rosters for public displays,
promote WAGS via local media, prepare articles about WAGS events for the
website and journal

Volunteer Coordinator - Seek, and liaise with potential volunteers. Organise Volunteer
Morning Teas. Various other associated duties.

Book Shop Officer - Ordering and preparing book orders (requires computer experience)

Proof readers - Proof readers required to assist in some projects.

All volunteers are given training and guidance where needed. 
PLEASE CONTACT – VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR – BETTY PYKE; Email
 or   6460 3482, who will happily forward your generous offer of help to the right person who
can provide more information about the position. 

 

Family History Societies

Rockingham Family History Society
Saturday, 1 at 2pm
Topic: Special Guest Speaker, Pamela Statham Drew will speak on "Early
Photographs of the Swan River Colony".

For more information go to FHSRD

Mandurah Family History Society
Thursday, 6 at 10:00am - 2:00pm
Topic: OPEN DAY 

For more information go to MFHS

 

Activities (formally Education)

  For more information click here
 
Thursday 13 10:00am - 12:00pm Getting started with your family history
Getting started can be confusing so come along to these FREE workshops.
Bookings are required by phoning the Library on [9271 4311] or emailing
 There will be a maximum of 20 people at each session.


Wednesday, 19 at 10:00am - 13:00pm Orientation Session
wags orientation ausworld3.png
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 


More about Volunteers vital to keeping WAGS running

Each year WAGS Management appoints or re-appoints members to a variety of
Appointed Positions within the society.  Some of these operate independently,
some have sub-committees and others require volunteers on an occasional
basis.    Would you like to help in any of these areas? For more information
or to offer to assist, please Email-Secretary or Email-Volunteers
 
Activities,   
Projects,  Bookshop,    Property,  IT,    Research,  Library,    Social,
Operations,   
State Library Genealogy Centre,  Outside Speakers,    Volunteer,
Publications,   
Western Ancestor,  PR.   

MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ASSIST WHERE POSSIBLE
ALL CONTRIBUTIONS ARE VALUED


 

Library

toonvectors-12723-940_sm.jpgAustralian CDS in Unit 6
In the past there has been a few issues accessing some of the Australian CDs.
These CDs can now be viewed on the new "XP only" computer (located next to
computer No. 2) as well as on Computer Nos. 9-12. 

Different instructions have been prepared and are displayed next to the appropriate

computers.  If you have any problems accessing any of the CDs please talk to a WAGS library
volunteer.  Happy researching.

_______________

Robert Atkins

E: WAGS eNews editor

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

 

 


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6/48 May St., Bayswater, WA. 6053 - Phone: (08) 9271 4311

 
 

 

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Issue 28: August 2015

 

National Family History Month talks

 

fam_hist_enews_1.jpg


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  at  SLWA

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

also see WAGSpage

 logov2b.jpg

WAGS Family History Open Day

Sunday 23 August 2015

10:00am - 4:00pm

Volunteers will be on hand to give you free advice and our Special Interest Groups will have displays.  See the huge collections of worldwide records that you can look at for free!


Please tell your family and friends about these events and email PR if you can help during the day
 

 

 

 


 



Special Interest Groups

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

Saturday 01 at 11:00am The Master Genealogist Group
Topic: Exploring solutions to problems with TMG and Second Site
& finding out about things you want to know about

Sunday 02 at 2:00pm European Group
Topic: "A German did not come from Germany before 1871. Come and find out
more." The Group is hosting a visitor with Greek and Albanian ancestry.

Saturday 08 at 11:00am Computer Group
tracing_relation.jpg

Sunday 09 at 2:00pm Swan River Pioneers group
Topic: Richard Offen "Celebrating the 'Birth of Perth'"

Saturday 15 at 10:30am Eastern Australian Group
Topic: ‘My First Fleet Ancestors’    Bill Cutler will talk about his First
Fleeters and their time spent in NSW, TAS, VIC & Norfolk Island

Sunday 16 at 2:00pm Scottish Group

Saturday 22 at 10:30am India & South East Asia Group
Topic: Norma Curnow; her research & photos in Burma
 
Sunday 30 at 2:00pm South Australian Group
 

  

Genie Chatter

   genie-chatter.jpgMonday 10 at 12:00pm Lunchtime discussion & Show & Tell
Topic: "Google and Genealogy" ith Jenni Ibrahim

See how Google can help with your family history research.  Come and share what features you use. 


 

VOLUNTEERS URGENTLY NEEDED!

Can you spare a few hours a day, a week or a month?

All of the WAGS activities are run by volunteers, including administration
jobs and social occasions.  Some are weekly, others monthly or less frequently.
Some of these positions can also be shared.

Below are listed the positions that need volunteers urgently!
6-3-76_volunteer-color.jpg

Librarian
WAGS maintains a medium sized subject specialist library located at
Bayswater. It houses printed materials, microforms, maps, CDs and
subscription databases.
The Library is open thirty hours per week and is ‘staffed’ by volunteers.
The Society is seeking a volunteer librarian, preferably with management
experience and subject knowledge to oversee current operations and plan
future directions.  A Sub-Committee assists the Librarian with the day to day
operations and the IT Committee provides assistance with electronic materials
and maintains equipment.
Good computer skills and experience with library cataloguing software are
necessary

Public Relations -  people willing to help on the PR committee
 Organise display material and volunteer rosters for public displays,
promote WAGS via local media, prepare articles about WAGS events for the
website and journal

Volunteer Coordinator - Seek, and liaise with potential volunteers. Organise Volunteer
Morning Teas. Various other associated duties.

Book Shop Officer - Ordering and preparing book orders (requires computer experience)

Proof readers - Proof readers required to assist in some projects.

All volunteers are given training and guidance where needed. 
PLEASE CONTACT – VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR – BETTY PYKE; Email
 or   6460 3482, who will happily forward your generous offer of help to the right person who
can provide more information about the position. 

 

Family History Societies

Rockingham Family History Society
Saturday, 1 at 2pm
Topic: Special Guest Speaker, Pamela Statham Drew will speak on "Early
Photographs of the Swan River Colony".

For more information go to FHSRD

Mandurah Family History Society
Thursday, 6 at 10:00am - 2:00pm
Topic: OPEN DAY 

For more information go to MFHS

 

Activities (formally Education)

  For more information click here
 
Thursday 13 10:00am - 12:00pm Getting started with your family history
Getting started can be confusing so come along to these FREE workshops.
Bookings are required by phoning the Library on [9271 4311] or emailing
 There will be a maximum of 20 people at each session.


Wednesday, 19 at 10:00am - 13:00pm Orientation Session
wags orientation ausworld3.png
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 


More about Volunteers vital to keeping WAGS running

Each year WAGS Management appoints or re-appoints members to a variety of
Appointed Positions within the society.  Some of these operate independently,
some have sub-committees and others require volunteers on an occasional
basis.    Would you like to help in any of these areas? For more information
or to offer to assist, please Email-Secretary or Email-Volunteers
 
Activities,   
Projects,  Bookshop,    Property,  IT,    Research,  Library,    Social,
Operations,   
State Library Genealogy Centre,  Outside Speakers,    Volunteer,
Publications,   
Western Ancestor,  PR.   

MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ASSIST WHERE POSSIBLE
ALL CONTRIBUTIONS ARE VALUED


 

Library

toonvectors-12723-940_sm.jpgAustralian CDS in Unit 6
In the past there has been a few issues accessing some of the Australian CDs.
These CDs can now be viewed on the new "XP only" computer (located next to
computer No. 2) as well as on Computer Nos. 9-12.  Different instructions
have been prepared and are displayed next to the appropriate computers.  If
you have any problems accessing any of the CDs please talk to a WAGS library
volunteer.  Happy researching.

_______________

Robert Atkins

E: WAGS eNews editor

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

 

 

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