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WAGS IS 40!!!!

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Celebrating forty years and going strong

WAGS is the product of our members' dedication and passion. Thank you to all who helped grow our family history community over the past four decades and especially those who gave their time and energy to build our Society. 

HAPPY 40TH BIRTHDAY WAGS !!!!

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Last Updated on Saturday, 24 August 2019 15:26

Armistice Day - 11th November 1918

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REMEMBRANCE DAY, 2018CC Remembrance Day 2017

The 400,000 Australians who enlisted,  the 60,000 who never returned.  We will remember them.  

Amidst the celebrations of the war's end, a story of tragedy at home.  "It was a dreadful thing": a story around Armistice Day, 1918,  now featured on the  WAGS blog.

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Last Updated on Friday, 11 January 2019 12:53

New service for Members Only

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Unwanted Certificates - now available in pdf  Marriage cert web

AS the collection of unwanted certificates grows, we are pleased to let members know that some are now available in digital format which can be emailed directly to you.

This little treasure trove, indexed by WAGS members, comprises nearly 4000 records.  With 5,500 birth and baptism certificates, 1111 death certificates,1030  marriage certificates, as well as 9 wills and 4 census records, it is valuable resource.

At only $5 a certificate, this service can save you $$$ and time.  Check here now to find one of those elusive family members.

You are also encouraged to donate your unwanted certificates to this collection.

Last Updated on Friday, 19 April 2019 09:52

Western Front War dead

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Announcing the completion of the first comprehensive list of West Australians who served and died on the Western Front in WW1, Shannon Lovelady said that her team of researchers had discovered 158 soldiers whose names were not on the Western Australian State War Memorial.

You can explore the checklist on the Western Front Dead from Western Australia project page.

This Western Australia project (WFDWA) is the second 'Dead from Western Australia' project supported by WAGS which has been proposed, led and administered by Shannon Lovelady. This project commenced in January 2016.

The project is nearing completion and now honours 5,209 names of Western Australians who lost their lives in World War 1.  Shannon is interviewed on the ABC (see link below) where she talks about some of the highlights of her work and the complexity of the project which involved three years work, by 70 volunteers.

This penultimate database has been added to the WAGS website.

ABC: Unknown WWI soldiers honoured in project to track down all WA men killed on Western Front

- the Commonwealth War Grave Commission's database
- WA's State War Memorial
- Kings Park Honour Avenues plaques
- Various WA battalions’ Rolls of Honour
- Casualty lists 1916-1919

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 August 2019 15:30

Western Ancestor - September 2018 - Issue 159

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Murder and mayhem - this time it's personal

Western Ancestor - September 2018 Issue 159 Vol 14 No. 03 WA159 cover sml

The murder mystery surrounding the Murrays of Lewis leads this edition.  And yes, it is our editor Mike Murray whose family is central to the story set in the far northern reaches of Scotland.  The September Western Ancestor ranges from the ancient roots of primogeniuture to today's wills and inheritance laws, the mid-twentieth century practices of closed adoption to today's open policies.

 

Members can browse or download the electronic copy in the Member’s Only Section (you will have to log in) of this website under the Journal 2018 menu item.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 January 2019 12:13

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Western Ancestor - June 2018 - Issue 158

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From Foundlings to Fremantle and much moreWA158-cover-sml

The June 2018 edition of the journal of the Western Australian Genealogical Society is out, and now,  if you are a WAGS member you can read it online.

As usual, the journal is packed with fascinating stories of families found, and a special feature Fremantle Fortress, about the role played by Rottnest in the defence of the Port of Fremantle during WWII.

Members can browse or download the electronic copy in the Member’s Only Section (you will have to log in) of this website under the Journal 2018 menu item.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 July 2018 19:14

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Western Ancestor - March 2018 - Issue #157

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Western Ancestor - March 2018 Issue - in your letterbox soon... WA157-201803-cover

The March 2018 edition of the journal of the Western Australian Genealogical Society is on the way to a letterbox near you - or maybe you just want to read it online.

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

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 January 2019 12:02

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WAGS Journal - Back Issues - Vol. 08 2000-2002

Western Ancestor - Volume 8 (2000-2002)WA085-200003

The Western Ancestor is published quarterly in March, June, September and December of each year. Each Volume covers a three year period and consists of 12 editions. The first edition was issued in March 1979.

This page covers Volume 8, from Issue No. 01 in March 2000 through to Issue No. 12 in December 2002.  A total of 96 editions of the journal were published up to that date are now available online for WAGS members. 

Public access to back issues is available to Volumes 1 through 6.

Last Updated on Sunday, 07 January 2018 13:36

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Protect your online legacy

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cig 17-12 WillGetting your affairs in order - your 2018  challenge

You've made your Will, you say.  The house, the car, the books, the family albums are all clearly designated for distribution.  Your executors are chosen, your Will is in a safe place.

But what about your online presence? 

"We all have one these days," said Jenni Ibrahim, Convenor of WAGS Irish SIG.  "Email accounts, Facebook, photos on your phone.  Have you made provision for them? Who will responsible for closing them down?  What about your online family tree comprising years of hard work?"

Last Updated on Saturday, 06 October 2018 12:28

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1906-1941 WA Birth Indexes

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For FHWA Members - A little something to keep you busy!bdms family notices

1906-1941 Western Australian Birth Indexes 

Compiled by FHWA volunteers from The West Australian, Western Mail & the Sunday Times newspaper births in the family notices columns, we now have available the 1906-1941 Births Index - in the Indexes and Database section of the Members Only Area of the website. You need to log in to view the data.

The BDMs indexing is an ongoing WAGS Project Team effort and will provide additional indexes for the FHWA website as they are completed.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 February 2020 14:23

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