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Western Australian SIG - AGM + Guest speaker

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25 March 2017 – AGM Meeting
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at WAGS Unit 4 - 09:30 - 12:00

Guest speaker - Trevor Tough from Outback Graves

Trevor will inform us about their project - To record details and tell the stories of the inhabitants of these graves and record them on an internet based database as well as produce and install permanent aluminium marker plaques on outback graves that are in poor condition.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 March 2017 20:23


WAGS Library Closed - Mon 6 & Thu 9 March 2017

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Library ClosedLibrary - Labour Day holiday + Power Shutdown

WAGS Library will be closed on Monday 6 March 2017 for Labour Day, and
on Thursday 9 March for a planned Western Power shutdown

The Library will be open for normal service on Wednesday 8 March 2017 and again on Friday 10 March and will be open from 09:30am until 14:30pm

Enjoy your break - read a book, they don't talk back and...

Last Updated on Friday, 03 March 2017 09:26


Western Ancestor - March 2017 - Issue #153

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Western Ancestor - March 2017 Issue - it's in the post... Western Ancestor, March 2017, Issue #153

The March 2017 edition of the journal of the Western Australian Genealogical Society is on the way to a letterbox nearyou - or maybe you just want to read it online.

Members can browse or download the electronic copy which is available to Member’s Only (you will have to log in) of this website under the Journal menu item.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 February 2017 15:02


WAGS Country Members

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WA is a BIG State Map of Western Australia

Genealogy and Family History is alive and well in Country WA. Western Australia covers 2.529 Million km2 (976,790 sq mi). WA is the second largest country sub-division in the world. That is a lot of ground to cover for a volunteer organisation, but we do have some success in that space.

The Western Australian Genealogical Society (WAGS) has a diverse membership which includes about 8.5% of our members being resident in country WA.

WAGS Affiliated Societies are present in Albany, Australind, Busselton, Collie, Esperance, Geraldton, Mandurah and Rockingham and each has their own membership (see map below)

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 July 2017 22:40


The Old Year 2016

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2016 Closes, Welcome The New Year 2017Sunset 2016, image per Chris Loudon, words by Peter Allen

The President and Committee of The Western Australian Genealogical Society Inc. (WAGS) wish all of its present and past members, affilliated societies, associate members, families and friends all the best for the New Year 2016.

We hope to see you all back in 2017 chasing the "deplorables" in your family history.

Words to "Everything Old is New Again" by Peter Allen below...

Last Updated on Saturday, 31 December 2016 14:23


Who are they?

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11th Battalion Stretcher Bearers - Who are they? 11th Battalion Stretcher Bearers

WAGS 11th battalion Project is endeavouring to name the 11th Battalion stretcher bearers in this photo taken in 1914 at Helena Vale Racecourse - the caption is as it appeared with the photo in "Legs Eleven" published in the Western Mail in 1938 reads:

The original Stretcher Bearers,11th Battalion, A.I.F., at Helena vale racecourse, 1914. The oifficer on the horse is Captain (Dr.) E. T Brennan and some of those in the ranks are Le Fort, Haddon, H. Eastcott, C. Bader, Corp. W. Wright (on right), Fosdick, A. Dow, R. Hallahan (brother of Wally), W. Irving, Turner and T. Priestman.

Some are identified some but we would like to get them all named. A number of these men did not return, some were killed at Gallipoli and others on the Western Front.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 December 2016 11:26


WAGS Library Closed for Christmas 2016

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Books v's Computer

Library - Christmas New Year Break

Just a reminder that the WAGS Library will be closed until Monday 09 January at 09:30.

WAGS management committee wishes all of our members and their families a safe and happy Christmas and New Year. We look forward to seeing you all back with renewed vigour in 2017.

Click the image - The case for Books v's Computers....


Last Updated on Thursday, 22 December 2016 21:12


WAGS 2016 Raffle

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Raffle Winner 132016 WAGS Raffle

Congratulations to 1st Prize Winner: 

K and J McKenzie - Collie

4 Runner prizes of $250 went to:

K Nind - Duncraig; I Patridge - Carine; E Fowler - Gosnells and D McKenna - Australind

Prizes were drawn on November 29 at WAGS Volunteers morning tea. Congratulations to all our winners, and our thanks to everyone for supporting WAGS and our Affiliated Societies.

Last Updated on Saturday, 17 December 2016 00:10


WABI - Eastern Goldfields Cards

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WABI Subset - Eastern Goldfields (Cemetery Cards)Paddington Cemetery - Eastern Goldfields Western Australia

This subset of the Western Australian Biographical Index has recently been transcribed and made available on the website of the State Library of Western Australia by the SLWA under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia [Open Data] License. This license permits WAGS to make the material available on our website in an interactive, searchable data table (below) with direct links to the original cards on the SLWA website.

Clicking on the surnames will open the original index cards (via links to SLWA website).

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 November 2016 15:58


Tragedy unfolds - The Belgic 1911 voyage

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TSS Belgic - Arrived Fremantle 11 November 1911 - The Voyage

Dangerous SeasPart two of a tale on the voyage of the TSS Belgic, passengers travelling on board the ship experienced a bit of a rough trip.

The ship sailed from Liverpool on September 23, 1911 and arrived at Fremantle on 11-11-1911.

November 11 is a date which has much greater significance nowadays, but was also a significant date for the ships passengers those who arrived in 1911. There was 925 passengers on board bound for Fremantle with many others bound for Adelaide (252), Melbourne (203) and Sydney (168), 1,548 passengers in total.

The voyage was not without its drama...

Last Updated on Friday, 11 November 2016 09:14


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