Guildford Heritage Fair
Sunday 26 March 2017
10:00am - 5:00pm
Stirling Park, Guildford
WAGS will have a display, so come along and see us and all the other excellent displays.
If anyone can help on the day, your assistance for an hour or two or more would be very
much appreciated. Email PR or Liaison.
WA State Heritage and History Conference
11 and 12 May 2017
Perth Concert Hall
Early bird discount closes 10 March
for more information click here
Special Interest Groups
SIGs meet at unit 4, WAGS 48 May Street Bayswater, unless otherwise stated.
Saturday 4 March at 2:00pm The DNA Group
Topic: Start with the AGM then "Is this a real match?" a presentation about how to tell if a match in your match list is a real genetic cousin or if it might just be a coincidental match.
Saturday 11 March at 11:00am The Computer Group
Topic: Gwyn Williams will take us into the wonderful world of Webinairs and having run out
of time last month, we'll definitely find out about Ian Dew's recent acquisition and the
dilemma he faces. Ideas and comments from members will be canvassed.
The March meeting is also the AGM of the CSIG and two of our Committee are retiring. We
need all members to do some soul searching. Are you willing to help in 2017? The time
involved is minimal - we just need ideas and contacts. Can we count on you to put your
Sunday 12 March at 10:00am The North of England Group
Topic: Start with an AGM and be followed by
a talk by Evadne Spickett about the life of Beatrix Potter entitled "The Tale of a Gifted and
Saturday 18 March at 11:00am The London & South of England Group
Topic: Welsh Naming Patterns – research tips & a short AGM
Saturday 25 March at 9:30am The Western Australian Group
Topic: AGM - and guest speaker - Trevor Tough from Outback Graves will inform us about
their project - an internet based database as well as produce and install permanent
aluminium marker plaques on outback graves that are in poor condition.
Sunday 26 March at 2:00pm The Legacy User Group
WAGS now has two Facebook pages. The first is for society oriented news which can be
found via WAGS' website homepage. The second is a Facebook Group page, titled
FamilyHistoryWA, where any interested person from around the world can apply to join
and interact with the group. To fnd the page, open you Facebook account and search for
FamilyHistoryWA If you are unsure how to start there are number of WAGS members
who can assist you joining Facebook. Three books have been purchased for the library.
Most of our long term members have a March renewal date, and will have a note and
renewal form in the March Western Ancestor.
All of the mailing address labels have the member renewal expiry date. Please always
check your expiry date, as follow ups are expensive and time consuming for WAGS
Mal Dennett WAGS Membership Co-Ordinator
Volunteer Contact Details
Volunteers, if you haven't already done so, please add you contact details to your WAGS
page or complete a volunteer's form with the contact details and email it to
Volunteers Coordinator or leave at WAGS, May Street for details to be entered into your
page. Please email me or leave a note for me if you need assistance.
Marg. Volunteers Coordinator
Monday 13 March
12:00pm - 13:30pm
Topic: Kill your Darlings: Writing For Family History
Presenter: Julie Martin
We all have a family story to tell. Bring your ancestors to life through good storytelling
rather than outlining the basic facts of their lives. Julie will share the tips she learned
whilst taking the online Writing Your Family History unit through the University of
Tea and coffee available - bring along your lunch
Enquiries email Activities Convenor
Mix and Mingle
Tuesday 14 March
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Topic: New Norcia - Father David Barry will speak about some of the history of New Norcia.
Australia’s only monastic town has a unique history which began in 1847. Hear how Bishop Salvado created one of the most successful missions in Australia.
Cost $5 at the door.
Family History Societies
Mandurah Family History Society
Saturday 11 March at 1:30pm
Topic: Lyn Dyson is the Presenter
For more information click here
Rockingham Family History Society
Saturday 4 March at 2pm
Topic: Diane Foster will speak on Preserving Your Family History - Part 1
For more information click here
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
Wednesday 15 March at 10:00am - 12:00noon
FREE to all, including non-members, 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
Workshop - Cite Your Sources
Presenter: Edwina Shooter
Tuesday 28 March 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Edwina will demonstrate the value of source citations and how to record them, and then look at some online family history sites, sourced and unsourced.
Cost: Members $10
Enquiries: email Activities
Library closed -Monday 6 March, Labour Day Public Holiday
Library closed - THURSDAY 9 MARCH
due to Western Power planned outage
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