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WAGS website hacked

WAGS website hacked = email problems WAGS Website Hacked

Folks, just to let you know we have had some trouble with a messy hack of one of our sites.This has resulted in problems with our email system which is taking some time to resolve.

So, if you wish to send an email to one of the email @ wags accounts, it may bounce and not get through to our people.

Please note: Personal details of individuals was not compromised; the perpetrators used the wags website email for their own purposes.

Please bear with us while we work on getting this fixed - will put a notice here when it is sorted.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 August 2015 14:41


Find the Wookie in your family

Finding your family - The truth is out there ...  Ben O'Shea is really Chewbacca in disguise
August is Family History Month

WAGS can help you discover all sorts of connections you didn't know existed

You might remember our friends at Inside Cover of The West Australian giving us at WAGS a bit of cheek last year, to which we responded with an article on the "Inside Coverup" editor having connections to the Skywalker family, but more directly to the Chewbacca Wookie family.

It appears that the erstwhile editor of Inside Cover Ben O'Shea, commonly referred to as Benbacca, really does have connections to Luke Skywalker via the Chewbacca Wookie family...

Last Updated on Monday, 10 August 2015 14:40


WAGS Journal - Vol. 02

Western Ancestor - Volume 2 Western Ancestor Volume 02 Number 01 - March 1982

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 2, from Issue No. 01 in March 1982 through to Issue No. 12 in December 1984, giving a total of 24 editions of the journal published up to that date.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 July 2015 16:10


2015 National Family History Month

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Family History Feast in Augustlogocolv2 2

August is National Family History Month (NFHM). The NFHM website contains information about events throughout Australia. The Western Australian Genealogical Society (WAGS) will be involved in two major events.

4th August (9:30am - 7pm) and 5th August (9:30am - 3:30pm) - Presentations at the State Library of WA

Sunday 23rd August (10am - 4pm) - WAGS Family History Open Day

For details of other WAGS and State Library events look at the pdfProgram599.38 KB

Last Updated on Monday, 03 August 2015 10:47


Mix n Mingle - July 26 2015

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Find & Connect  - Forgotten Australians Find & Connect

Have you looked at Associate WAGS Member - Find and Connect - Featured on the WAGS Website, their website is very informative and helpful for any one who needs to fine that elusive "lost" or "forgotten" Australian, former child migrant or a relative who was in "out of home" care.

Wendy Brown will provide a great introduction to the services available from Find and Connect in pursuing  your family history.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 July 2015 17:53


WAGS Journal - Vol. 01

Western Ancestor - Volume 1 Western Ancestor Volume 01 Number 01 - March 1979

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.

We have just published a page covering Volume 1, from Issue No. 01 in March 1979, through to Issue No. 12 in December 1981 = 12 Issues

Last Updated on Friday, 24 July 2015 18:42


CIG Saturday

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Computer Group Smorgsboard CIG swamp

What's not to like?

The CIG on Saturday the 11th July meeting will be served on a plate of local flavours, a main course of FamilySearch and DNA with a snippet of Trove, followed by cuppa of Spreadsheets, with Raspberry sweets.

Newbies welcome!

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 July 2015 10:36



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The WAGS Annual General Meeting was held on Sunday 28th June.  Members heard about the different areas within WAGS and had a chance to voice their opinions on a variety of subjects. 


It was especially great to see members staying after the meeting to socialise and enjoy the lovely afternoon tea. I would like to thank all those that provided the food and/or helped set up and clean up afterwards.

At the AGM awards were presented to Dr Graham Mahony and Chris Loudon:

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 July 2015 20:57


WAGS AGM - 2015

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36th Annual General Meeting 2015 AGM lift
Sunday 28 June 2015, 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 Wednesday, 24 June 2015 23:25


WAGS @ WA Week

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Family History for WA Week WAGS WA Special Interest Group

Here is your chance to discover a little bit more about your West Australian family.

WAGS Genealogy Centre Volunteers will be on hand to help with your research and the West Australian special interest groups: Convict Group, Enrolled Pensioner Guards, Swan River Pioneers (1829-1838) and Western Australian Group will be available to answer your queries.

You can't rely on commercial sites to help you with your detailed questions, only the experts at WAGS can do that for you. If you miss WAGS at the SLWA, you can always drop into the WAGS Library at Bayswater for whatever it is you want to know.

Last Updated on Friday, 05 June 2015 22:22

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