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The Future of Genealogy

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RootsTech 2013 video stream

RootsTech conference, held in Utah during February 2013, has provided video streams of the conference proceedings.

If the only thing that you do in your genealogy this month is watch at least one part of this video, you will have gained an insight to where things are heading in the genealogy world. The Future of Genealogy is worth looking at....

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 April 2013 08:41


WAGS eNews launched

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WAGS eNews - Issue 1 - April 2013

WAGS eNews

Hard work by a group of people behind the scenes has resulted in the WAGS eNews becoming a reality. Our eNews editor (who shall remain nameless for now) has done a great job in getting the first edition out before Easter.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 January 2019 17:37


Vale Martin Pinnell

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Past President passes on

Martin Pinnell, life member and past president of WAGS (1996-1998) passed away this week (March 13), aged 84.

Martin would be well known to many WAGS members for his untiring work for WAGS.

Our thoughts are with his wife Judith and their children and families.

Last Updated on Sunday, 17 March 2013 13:33


Who's in the East Perth Cemeteries

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East Perth Cemetery - Image by Protographer Michal Lewi, Perth

Swan River Pioneers

Lorraine Clarke and Cherie Strickland look at the lives of five unique pioneers who rest in the East Perth cemeteries.

Using primary source documents they ascertained exactly where they were buried, and can offer a fascinating insight into how these totally different people influenced the Swan River Colony.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 March 2013 15:59


Top 100 Genealogy Websites for 2013

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Genealogy in Time annual survey

WAGS is mentioned in top 100 worldwide genealogy websites for 2013. Just outside the top 100 according to the article by Genealogy in Time Magazine, but right up there with the competition.

The annual review looks at genealogy websites worldwide and compares them according to their Alexa Ranking. We are well ahead of a number of Australian high profile sites, including commercial sites - so must be doing something right.

Last Updated on Friday, 01 February 2013 13:16


WA Surnames Index 1900-1910

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Newly added to Members Only area

Western Australian Surnames Index 1900-1910

This index has been created by WAGS volunteers, primarily from records held in the J S Battye Library of Western Australian History, in the State Library of Western Australia.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 August 2013 10:50


Christmas 2012 - New Year 2013

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 December 2013 09:37

The Countryman "Flashback"

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This new index has been added to the WAGS website Indexes and Databases and is available to the public.

The Countryman "Flashback" Index - Jan 1995 to April 1997

The data was originally donated to WAGS by an unknown contributor some years ago, and has recently been recompiled by WAGS Project team volunteers into the index now available on the WAGS website.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 August 2013 10:52


Swan River Colony Arrivals

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Passenger Arrivals and Departures for Swan River Colony 1826-1838Brig Amity in King Georges Sound (Artist Jackie Woodcock)

This significant set of Western Australian historical data, produced by Graham Bown on behalf of the Swan River Pioneers 1829-1838, (a Special Interest Group of the Western Australian Genealogical Society Inc.), has been made available to WAGS members via the WAGS website. 

This is a great resource of early Western Australian data, painstakingly compiled over a number of years from a wide variety of primary and secondary sources.

We thank Graham Bown, and the Swan River Pioneers group, for allowing us to present this data to members.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 August 2013 10:56


1940 WA BDM Indexes

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1940 WAN BDM Indexes for WAGS members

Compiled by WAGS volunteers from The West Australian newspaper birth, death and marriages family notices columns, we now have available the 1940 WAGS WAN BDM's 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 BDM's indexing is an ongoing WAGS Project Team effort, and will provide additional indexes for the WAGS website as they are completed.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 August 2013 11:00


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