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WAGS eNews - Issue 37 June 2016

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Issue 37: June 2016



Sunday 26 June
14:00pm - 16:00pm         
Bayswater Senior Citizens Centre



Special Interest Groups

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

Saturday 4 June at 11:00am London & South of England Group
Topic: A short AGM will be followed by a presentation by Peter Hamersley on “Tracing Living Relatives-some unusual BDM records” and also a look at some lesser used websites such as archive.org to show what they offer, using some of our counties as examples.

Saturday 4 June at 2:00pm DNA Group
Topic:  Exploring Autosomal DNA; Graham Wilkie, will share his DNA adventures in his quest to track down his paternal grandfather

Saturday 11 June at 11:00am Computer Group

Saturday 11 June at 2:00pm Western Australian Group
Topic: Researching your West Australian Ancestors - Tips and Tricks to finding Free Resources on your West Australian Ancestors

Sunday 12 June at 10:00am North of England Group

Saturday 18 June at 10:00am SIG Convenors training

Sunday 19 June at 2:00pm Legacy User Group

Membership Renewals

We have had a very strong flow of membership renewal payments in March and April. However, there are still around 500 members who are due to renew but haven't yet done so. Renewals can be made online by credit card, paypal or direct debit (WAGS, Bendigo Bank BSB: 633 00 Acct: 122966856 - please include your name and membership number.) or by the traditional method using credit card, cheque or cash. If you are not sure when your renewal is due, check the address sheet of your last journal or your member's page online.
Email Membership if you need a new password or you just want to check when you are due.

reminder.jpg2016 WAGS Raffle News

The raffle book allocation lists will be produced in early July in preparation for this years annual raffle book mail out.

Members are reminded to update their raffle book numbers on members profile by logging into the WAGS web page with your user name and password. You only need to do this if you want to change the number of books you receive.

Family History Societies

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Saturday 4 June at 2pm
For more information click

Mandurah Family History Society
Saturday 11 June at 1:30pm
For more information click


Please note that fee paying courses and workshops require payment at time of registration
Please check the event calendar for future workshops and events
Registration forms available at WAGS or on WAGS website
Email: Activities

Getting Started with Your Family Treegetting

Thursday 2 June 10:00am - 12:00noon

This introductory course provides you with all the information to get started, from how to access birth, death and marriage records, to finding relevant records. Includes instructions on how to record your findings along with some useful websites to further your research.
FREE for members
Non-members $10 Payment is required at time of registration
Bookings are essential
RSVP to the Library -  9271 4311  or email Activities

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Monday 13 June at 12:00pm Free Lunchtime discussion, no need to book

Topic: Migration to WA - Lorraine Clarke

How, why and when did your ancestors travel to the west? Was it the lure of gold, work on the railways? Share what you have learned.

Bring your lunch. Tea and coffee is available.

Workshop - FamilySearch - FULLY BOOKED
28 June at 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Ian Simon will demonstrate the FREE resources available on the FamilySearch website. This will be followed-up by hands-on practice searching for your ancestors.

Cost: $10 members Non-members $15
Bookings: Payment is required at time of registration

wags orientation ausworld3.pngOrientation Session

Wednesday 15 June at 10:00am - 12:00noon
FREE, but bookings required

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    Activities 

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Library closed - Public Holiday Monday 6 June



E: WAGS eNews editor

If you have an item of WAGS related activity for eNews please send it 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 Friday, 03 June 2016 13:56

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