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WAGS eNews - Issue 49 July 2017

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Issue 49: July 2017



Unlock the Past 2018 Cruiseunlockpast2017.jpg

7-14 September 2018
Departs & arrives Seattle Washington USA
There will be 40-45 talks in three (parallel) streams, plus scheduled times
for one-on-one help from experts. Because of the more limited program
time than usual on this cruise we are considering an optional full day
seminar program in Seattle for those interested – before or after the
cruise with other leading north American speakers.
For more information: click here


help2.jpgVacancies: VIP Roles: WAGS IT Management

As mentioned in the last eNews WAGS needs some new volunteers in the IT area. In this modern age we cannot function without our computer network. It is vital to the management of our information and management systems and you the members increasingly cannot connect with WAGS and do your research without it.computer-geek2.jpg

Chris has done a great job and it is time for some new people with a flair for computers to step up and take over. There are paid technical experts that support the system but it does need a couple/few volunteers as well.

1.    Webmaster: does not require specific knowledge about the world of websites. Needs an inquisitive mind and a willingness to learn how to populate a website. Technical backup available from our web hosting company.

2.  IT Cordinator: Some technical knowledge of computers and software needed. A high level of technical backup available from WAGS IT contractors.

Please get in touch with the WAGS Volunteer Co-ordinator if you are willing to give it a go and help out, at WAGS Volunteers.



Special Interest Groups

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

Saturday 1 July at 9:30am Western Australian (WA) Group
Topic: Using Family Tree Maker - Workshop on using Family Tree Maker; bring along your brickwalls - Lorraine Clarke

Saturday 8 July at 11:00am Computer Group
Topic: Geoff Brade will reveal the good, bad and ugly aspects of CC Cleaner as well as showing us the advantages of working with two monitors. Julie will demonstrate Transcript, a program designed to help transcribe handwritten documents and how to organise your life with Google Calendar. There'll also be some time for Q & A

Sunday 9 July at 1:30pm Convict Group
Topic: Guest Speaker Dr Bill Edgar
Bill has just completed a paper on the journey of the "Nile", on which there was an attempted mutiny. The "Nile" arrived in the Swan River Colony in January,1858.

Saturday 15 July at 10:00am Enrolled Pensioner Guards Group
Topic: Q & A - bring your problems for some help !

Sunday 16 July at 2:00pm Irish  Group
Topic: After a short meeting some will move into the library and computer rooms to do personal research while others will work on group projects - Irish Scene magazine indexing and County Research Guides.

Saturday 22 July at 9:30am Western Australian Group
Topic: Talk on Irish Bride Ship Girls

Sunday 23 July at 2:00pm Legacy User Group
Topic: Adding Media to Legacy - Why, Where and How


Genie Chatter

Monday 10 Julygenie-chatter_jul17.jpg
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Unit 4
Topic: Brick Walls Q&A
Bring along your hard-to-solve ‘brick walls ‘to share.
Even if the rest of us can’t solve your problem, you’ll get a sympathetic hearing and maybe some leads to pursue.
Tea and coffee available - bring along your lunch
Enquiries email Activities Convenor


mix-mingle-logo.jpgMix & Mingle

Tuesday 11 July
unit 4 WAGS
Sue Hobson

Family History Societies

Rockingham Family History Society

Saturday 1 July at 2pm
Topic: Derek Prosser will speak on Dead Man's Penny
For more information click here

Mandurah Family History Society 

Saturday 8 July at 1:30pm
Topic: More on DNA with Cate Pearce
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 click here
Registration forms available at WAGS or on WAGS website or email Activities

Workshop - topic: Findmypast

Presenter: Edwina Shooter findmypast.jpg
Tuesday  25 July
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Units 4, 5, 6 WAGS
Findmypast boasts they have in excess of 2 billion historical records from around the world including the largest collection of Irish records available online. WAGS librarian Edwina Shooter will show you techniques and tips to get back further in your family tree.

Cost: members $10; non-members $15
Bookings are essential
For further information - Email Activities or phone WAGS Library 9271 4311

wags orientation ausworld3.pngOrientation Session

Wednesday  29 July at 10:00am - 12:00noon
Unit 4 WAGS
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



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