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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


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


What's your story?

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The impact of a man Geoffrey Bolton ex www.abc.net.au

WAGS Blog is back up and running and while we are re-populating the blog with previous articles, we are also looking for new material.

Bloss the blogger has come to the party with a challenge for all of us (read the article here). Bloss outlines the impact that one man had in telling the history of Western Australian in particular - his advice to all was ... first of all, recall and record your own history’. What's your story?

Vale Professor Geoffrey Bolton A.O.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 October 2015 14:03


WAGS Military SIG - Underway

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Initial Military Interest Group meeting a success Bugle Call for WAGS Military Interest Group

The initial meeting of the WAGS Militiary Interest Group (MIG), held on Saturday 17th October, has resulted in a new SIG formation request being formally forwarded to the WAGS Management Committee for approval at their next meeting.

Initial SIG pages are here - WAGS Military SIG pages - The inaugural Meeting of the MIG group is scheduled for Saturday 20 February 2016 at 1:30 to 3:30. It is planned to hold quarterly meetings on the third Saturday of the months; the others for 2016 being 21 May, 20 August and 19 November.

Last Updated on Sunday, 25 October 2015 17:38


Bugle Call - WAGS Military SIG

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Initial Meeting - WAGS Military Interest Group Bugle Call for WAGS Military Interest Group

There has been significant interest in forming a Military Special Interest Group that would cover any thing Military - militia, army, airforce, navy, any country, any battle, active service, peacekeeping, resistance;  service is not restricted to Australia or Western Australia, or in any specific time frame.

Most people would have someone in their family tree who has fought for their country in some capacity and finding and interpreting records can be  incredibly confusing.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 October 2015 14:15


CSO Acc36 Inwards Correspondence 1829-1830

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Colonial Secretary's Office - Inwards CorrespondencePeter Broun - Colonial Secretary 1828-1846

The CSO's inwards correspondence Letters from 1829 to June 1835 have been indexed by Graham Bown on behalf of the Western Australian Genealogical Society’s Special Interest Group, the Swan River Pioneers 1829-1838.

The letters are indexed by author and by name on our CSO Letters and Names Index page.

The items on this page are the actual letters as described in the accession Volumes 1-2 and 4-8 click the links to the respective public or members pages open the files.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 September 2015 22:09


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