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It's good news week - or not It's Good News Week

Doesn't matter really what the news is, or where it is, if you want to keep up to date with newspapers worldwide, you just have to use this special Newspaper Map.

WAGS and Western Australian genealogy and family history included, if you are wanting to know what local newspaper is current for just about anywhere in the world, you can't go past this. All states of Australia included, and massive numbers of newspapers worldwide available at the click of an icon.

Magic stuff with newspapers and maps....

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 January 2015 23:04


WAGS in Top 100 Genealogy Websites

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Genealogy in Time annual survey - WAGS is a winner top 100 genealogy website 2015

WAGS has well and truly made it into the Genealogy in Time's worldwide Top 100 Genealogy Websites - first time in and arriving at number 71.

This is a terrific achievement by WAGS considering that we are up against the monsters in the genealogy world of websites. This including the likes of Ancestry, FamilySearch, FindMyPast, GeneaNet, Geni.com and a whole swag of other paysites.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 January 2015 11:05


Mr Bonsey's Bible

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2014 Christmas Eve gift for Florida familyWm Bonseys Bible

On Sunday 5th March 1916, William Hollington Bonsey was presented with a bible.

It was a small, compact volume covered in black hide with an inscription on the flyleaf …….

Last Updated on Monday, 12 January 2015 23:40


WA artist seeking subjects

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Local Gallipoli artist sees both sides Gallipoli Beach - Painting by Lev Vykopal

Lev Vykopal is an Australian artist who embarked on a residency on the Gallipoli peninsular in 2013 with the support of the Australian War Memorial, he is now searching for 11th Battalion descendants for portrait studies.

For more details see the full article on the WAGS 11th Battalion website

Last Updated on Monday, 12 January 2015 22:58


11th Battalion - Video interview

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Descendant talks about her father Beth and dad

Thanks to Beth for sharing her insights about her father James Rule's experience in this short video by The West Australian's digital editor Kate Ferguson. The West has been most generous in supporting our project and we thank them for their continued support of our 11th Battalion project.

For a full list of names of the soldiers who may be in the Cheops photo, go to the WAGS 11th Battalion website

Everyone is welcome to attend the Commemoration Service at Kings Park on 10 Jan 2015. Please click the following links; Update on the Commemoration Service details, and if a descendant of an 11th Battalion soldier (he doesn't have to be in the Cheops photo) please fill out the Registration form. Video is below....

Last Updated on Sunday, 21 December 2014 07:30


New Associate Member - Bassendean

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WAGS Welcomes - Bassendean Local Studies Basendean Logo

Bassendean has a long history of Aboriginal settlement, and as one of the earliest areas of European settlement in Perth, it also has a rich history of gentleman farmers, convicts and Pensioner Guards.

Further information is available via email or at the Local studies collection at the Bassendean Library.

WAGS welcomes the Bassendean Local Studies Collection as an Associate member of WAGS.


Last Updated on Thursday, 11 December 2014 09:42

Remembrance Day 2014

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Ode of Remembrance

Remembrance Day 2014

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 21:23


ANZAC Cottage Commemoration

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Field of Remembrance Anzac Cottage - Field of Remembrance 2014-1

Anzac Cottage is holding a Commemorative Service and "Field of Remembrance Crosses" display on 9 November 2014 at 10:45.

Crosses are available from ANZAC Cottage on 1 and 2 November between 10:00 and 17:00.

See details on the flyer below..

Last Updated on Monday, 13 October 2014 11:58


11th Battalion Website

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WAGS 11th Battalion website crash! - Now fixed Was he there for this photo

Due to the extremely high level of internet traffic to our 11th Battalion Cheops website had gone down.

We are sorry for the inconvenience caused... Now back up and hopefully we won't have any more problems

The Western Australian Genealogical Society Inc. (WAGS) is appreciative of the high level of interest in our project and thanks the various media outlets across the country for their fantastic support.

Last Updated on Sunday, 26 October 2014 21:24


Western Ancestor recognised

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Nick Vine Hall Award 2013 - 2nd placeNick Vine Hall AM

The Journal of the Western Australian Genealogical Society, Western Ancestor, has just been awarded 2nd place in the Nick Vine Hall Award for a magazine or newsletter produced in 2013 in Category B.

Congratulations and thank you to Jennifer Lydon, Western Ancestor Editor, and to all those who contribute to the award winning WAGS journal.

Winning entries show below.


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