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WAGS AGM - 2016

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37th Annual General Meeting 2016 AGM lift
Sunday 26 June 2016, 2pm
Bayswater Senior Citizens Centre, 27 King William St, Bayswater

Need a lift - we have friends in high places who may be able to assist --->>>

Come along to hear what has been happening over the past year and what plans there are for the future. Management Committee positions are vacant and you can make a difference in your Society. Have your say about how you would like your society to develop.

WAGS By-Laws have been amended, see the article below this one, and cast your vote.

Last Updated on Sunday, 26 June 2016 23:00


Western Ancestor - June 2016 - Issue #150 Special

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Western Ancestor - Issue #150 out now... 2016-06-Covp

This special full colour edition of the journal of the Western Australian Genealogical Society is the first of many full colour editions to come in both hard copy and digital copy.

Subscribers and members full colour June edition will be arriving in your letterbox very soon AND you 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. (Thanks to Chris for making it happen).

Last Updated on Sunday, 05 June 2016 12:05


WAGS Operations Manual amendments 2016

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WAGS Operations Manual Amended - April 2016

The Management Committee approved amendments to the WAGS Operations Manual at its meeting on 18 April 2016.

The amendments incorporate changes to some operational procedures to reflect current practice.

SIG Convenors and the Chairs and members of WAGS committees and working groups should familiarise themselves with the updated provisions of the Operations Manual relevant to thier activity areas. The manual can be downloaded from the Members' area under the WAGS Business > Operations Manual section of this website (must be logged in to access).


Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 May 2016 09:37

The Ghost of a moment in time

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The story behind the photograph Bunbury April 2016-2

of the 11th Battalion on the Great Pyramid of Egypt, January 1915

WHERE: Bunbury Museum & Heritage Centre, 1 Arthur St, Bunbury
        WHEN: Thursday 28th April . 10.00-11.30am 
        Presenter: Julie Martin (WAGS Cheops Project researcher)
        Admission:  Free 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 April 2016 21:57


WAGS By-Laws amended 2016

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Notice of Alteration of the WAGS By-Law

The 2016 by-law amendments were reissued on 21 April 2016. The Notice of Alteration of the WAGS by-laws and the 2016 WAGS by-laws can be found in the members only, WAGS business, by-laws area of the WAGS web site.

The Management Committee on 21 March amended the by-laws to remove some inconsistencies with the Constitution and made a new by-law for Associate Members. When the Management Committee reviewed the Operations Manual on 18 April, to bring it up to date with current accepted practice, it was necessary to make some further amendments to the by-laws to allow some of the changes to the Operations Manual.

Any Member can give notice six weeks prior to the next AGM that they intend moving a motion to disallow the new by-law or the amendments to these by-laws. For more information please read the notice posted in the members only area.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 May 2016 21:57

Geni Software Poll Apr 2016

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Have Your Say in our Geni Software Poll for 2016 Vote

The last time we did a poll of who was using what Genealogy Software was in Feb 2015, and before that in Jan 2012.

Since our last Poll there has been quite a bit of movement in the Geni Software industry. There is yet more online activity and new options, Ancestry.com announced the discontinuation of the popular Family Tree Maker and then that they had sold it and it is resurrected, other popular proprietary software programs have become defunct, and there is yet more change in our use of operating systems with more Mac and Linux users around. So, we are taking a fresh look at what is being used in 2016 by users of the WAGS website - not just members, so anyone can enter their preferred option into the poll.

Now on the front page of WAGS website (on the left under the menu bar) - please let us know what you are using.

Last Updated on Sunday, 10 April 2016 17:51


WAGS Journal - Back Issues - Vol. 04 1988-1990

Western Ancestor - Volume 4 Western Ancestor - March 1988 cover page

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 4, from Issue No. 01 in March 1988 through to Issue No. 12 in December 1990 - A total of 48 editions of the journal published up to that date are now available online.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 April 2016 14:17


Mix & Mingle - Wed 16 Mar 2016 7:00pm

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Beyond the Family Tree Molly Tebo SLWA eLearning Librarian

Our next Mix and Mingle (M&M) meeting on Wednesday 16 March in Unit 4, 48 May Street, Bayswater.The venue opens at 7 pm and our guest speaker Molly Tebo will begin her presentation at 7.30. The cost is $5 payable at the door.

Members can mingle both before and after the talk and enjoy nibbles and drinks with coffee and cake to conclude. There isl also be a chance to win a door prize.

Last Updated on Sunday, 27 March 2016 14:05


2016 Top 100 Genealogy Websites

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WAGS gets honourable mention GenealogyInTime 2016 Top 100 Websites - WAGS Mentioned

Well we didn't make the top 100 Genealogy Websites by GenealogyInTime Magazine this year, mind you the competition has hotted up quite a lot and the beheamouths have made it more difficult to get into the topslots, but we did crack a mention in the Genealogy Websites Worth Knowing.

For our society to be mentioned again in the same category as some of the biggest names in Genealogy is still a great result and testament to the hard work that our contributors put into the WAGS website.

Link to the full article and further details below...

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 March 2016 16:36


DNA - Neanderthals in your family?

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Spoilt - Two WAGS DNA events in March Neanderthal family in a cave - Image ex ABC News article, click to view

The WAGS DNA SIG is meeting this coming Saturday (March 5th) and there is a DNA workshop on Tuesday March 22nd.

Are there any Neanderthals in your family? Studies have found that there is Neanderthal DNA tucked away in the human genome, but there is now evidence that there is Human DNA in Neanderthals as well.

Our two events may not cover these issues, but there is a lot to know about how DNA can help in our family as well as our social history, see topics below...

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 March 2016 22:10


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