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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


WAGS Military SIG - Inaugural meeting

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Inaugural Military Interest Group meeting - Sat 20 Feb 1:30pmWAGS Military SIG

The initial meeting of the WAGS Militiary Interest Group (MIG), held on Saturday 17th October was a huge success and now the first SIG meeting is being held this coming Saturday at WAGS Unit 4, 48 May St Bayswater.

The inaugural guest speaker is one of the most engaging archivists in town, a regular WAGS supporter and member, Marjorie Bly is Assistant Director at the National Archives office in Perth and has great depth of knowledge about the military material within the National Archives collection.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 March 2016 12:28


Unscrambling Eggs

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WAGS CIG Unscrambling Eggs

Saturday 13 February 2016 at 11:00 to 13:00

Topic: Chaos, Clusters, Neural Networks, Family Trees, Story Telling and Unscrambling Genealogy Eggs.

Sounds interesting eh!

Come along and see what these things have in common and how you can put a theme and little used tool to good use.

Last Updated on Sunday, 07 February 2016 22:22


DNA SIG inaugural meeting

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WAGS NEW Genetic Genealogy / DNA SIG meetingDNA image - WAGS DNA SIG

Inaugural meeting of the newly formed DNA SIG - don't miss this - Saturday 06 Feb - 14:00 at WAGS Unit 4, Bayswater

The aim is to collaborate and help one another to interpret and apply their DNA results: helping to confirm their family tree lines, break down “walls”, explore other family connections, as well as being involved in international surname projects and encouraging further exploration of DNA tools.

Guest speaker: Geoff Barber

Last Updated on Monday, 01 February 2016 12:56


The Old Year 2015

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2015 Closes, Welcome The New YearSunset 2015, image per Chris Loudon, poem by Henry Kendall

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 2016 chasing the "elusives" in your family history.

Words to "The Old Year" by Henry Kendall below...

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 December 2015 22:06


The Genealogy Curmudgeon

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Latest from our Guest Blogger - They came on a boat... Small boat lost at sea: painting by C Leipold

Our Genealogy Curmudgeon is showing their frustration at the terminology used by family historians.

Short but sweet, or is that bitter...

Curmudgeons are a special breed of the human condition, generally mistaken for a grump. Family history and genealogy do not escape their attention even here in Perth Western Australia.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 December 2015 22:06


WAGS Grievance Policy

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Code of Conduct scales-of-justice

WAGS Management Committee attend to numerous items in their monthly meetings, all of which is for the benefit of members.

At the November 2015 meeting the committee signed of on a new WAGS Code of Conduct and Grievance Policy which in now available on the WAGS Business page of this website.

Last Updated on Saturday, 05 December 2015 17:46


Genetic Genealogy - Interested?

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Proposed new WAGS Genetic Genealogy SIG  WAGS Genetic Genealogy SIG

Do you know who all of your genetic cousins are?

George Darwin (son of Charles) first used a surname study in 1875 to estimate the frequencey of first-cousin marriages, the results showed an incidence of 2.25% to 4.5% in the population of Great Britain.

The use of DNA test results, in combination with good archival practices, is becoming an increasingly important and valuable tool in the genealogist’s toolkit.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 January 2016 11:44


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