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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

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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

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WAGS Journal - Back Issues - Vol. 07 1997-1999

Western Ancestor - Volume 7 WA073-199703

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 7, from Issue No. 01 in March 1997 through to Issue No. 12 in December 1999 - A total of 48 editions of the journal published up to that date are now available online.

Last Updated on Sunday, 17 December 2017 08:20

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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