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WA Week - Research your Roots

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Discover Your RootsWA Map 1909

Have you ever wondered where your family came from – when they arrived in Australia or Western Australia? Where did they settle?

Here is your chance to discover more about your West Australian, Australian or worldwide family.

WAGS Western Australia Week Research Day at the State Library

3rd Floor, 25 Francis Street, Perth

Wednesday 7th June 2017 - 09:30am – 1:00pm

Last Updated on Monday, 05 June 2017 23:10


Mothers Day Raffle 2017

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WAGS Mothers Day Raffle Winners 2017 Mothers Day Raffle

Hope everyone had a good Mothers Day including all the daughters, sisters, aunties, nieces, foster carers and many others among us who take on a mothering role.

WAGS Mothers Day Raffle was drawn on Saturday by Thelma CHILTON.

Congratulations to the winners of our two prizes:

Julie Arrowsmith 11056 and Geoff Brade 13928.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 May 2017 10:29

Have a Go Day 2017

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Have A Go Day 

Sunday 9 April 2017 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

City of Bayswater
at The Rise, 28 Eighth Avenue, Maylands

A free community led event providing 'Have a Go' activities. The initiative aims to connect residents to local clubs, groups and businesses that provide opportunities to participate in cultural, recreational or sporting activities.

WAGS will have a stall, so come along and join in.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 October 2017 12:40

WAGS Irish Family History Seminar - May 2017

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Sorry Folks the seminar is now FULL - All places are taken

You could put your name down on a waiting list, in case of cancellations - but no guarantee that there will be any.

Sunday 28 May 1pm-7pm (20 min break at 4pm) 2017 irish seminar

Venue - State Library of WA

Two visiting speakers from the Ulster Historical Foundation in Belfast, who will cover both Republic and Northern Irish records. Fintan Mullan is the Executive Director of the Foundation and Gillian Hunt is the Research Officer.

The program will be available here soon and is likely to include Q&A, Brick Walls, Census Substitutes, Registry of Deeds, Printed sources, 17th century families and the Ulster Plantation.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 April 2017 14:50


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 Section (you will have to log in) of this website under the Journal menu item.

Last Updated on Sunday, 03 December 2017 20:47


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


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