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RSL WA - May Circle Project

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RSL WA Project to Enhance May Circle, Kings Park  May Circle, May Drive Honour Avenue Kings Park Perth, WA (Google Maps image)

Kings Park Honour Avenue - May Drive

May Drive in Kings Park was opened on 23 July 1901 by Princess May, Duchess of Cornwall and York, later Queen Mary.

May Drive became the first Honour Avenue in Kings Park and Botanic Garden in 1919. Relatives and friends of men and women who died during World War I (1914-1918) planted 400 oak and plane trees during a planting ceremony.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 March 2015 08:59

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Geni Software Poll Feb 2015

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Have Your Say  Vote

The last time we did a poll of who was using what Genealogy Software was in Jan 2012.

Since then things have moved on quite a bit, there is more online activity and new options, a couple of the popular proprietary software programs have, or are about to become defunct, and there is a change in our use of operating systems with more Mac and Linux users around.

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Scotland Forever!

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Battle of Waterloo at Scottish SIG Scotland Forever

Tracing an ancestor who was involved at the Battle of Waterloo is the topic for discussion at the Scottish SIG on Sunday Feb 15 @ 2:00pm.

This yearis the 200th anniversary of the defining Battle of Waterloo, 18 June 1815, saw the final defeat of the French leader and emperor Napoleon Bonaparte.

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Computer SIG meeting - Mike's DNA (they found some)

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Mike's DNA v's The Giants dna1

The Computer Group’s first meeting of the year will be on Saturday 14 Feb at WAGS, Unit 4, starting at 11am (and competing with The Giants and Valentine’s Day…Hmmm).

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 February 2015 19:54

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Newspaper Map

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Christmas 2014

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Christmas Wishes from WAGS Christmas greetings from the front

WAGS management committee extends our best wishes to all of our volunteers, members and their families for Christmas and the New Year.

We hope to see you all back safe and sound to continue your genealogical journey in 2015.

WAGS reopens on Monday Jan 12, 2015 at 09:30

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 December 2014 11:23

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

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