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Mapping the Men

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Maps tell a story - The 11Bn Original Enlistments 11th Battalion original enlistments, places of birth

We know that the men who made up the original enlistments of the 11th Battalion in Western Australia came from all over the world, but it's not until you see their places of birth on a map that it hits home just how far flung their birth places were.

This is one of 3 maps that we have added to the 11th Battalion website. Makes interesting viewing.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 July 2014 16:40

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4 New Cemetery data sets

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Karridale, Kurawah, Onslow & Wickepin.onslowpiocem

  New July 2014    - 4 new (small) data sets for the above remote Western Australian cemeteries - These tables have been compiled by WAGS volunteer Terri from information contained on signs at the cemeteries. 

Whilst not a large number, the surnames now available in these tables adds an important dimension to the data for remote and lonely pioneer cemeteries in Western Australia.There are 360 surnames in the 4 tables which will assist some people with their genealogy and family history.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 15:53

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Colonial Secretary's Letters

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A Genealogy Treasure Trove Peter Broun - Colonial Secretary 1828-1846

Colonial Secretary's Office - Inwards Correspondence

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

The letters are indexed by author and by name, both are now available in our Members Only Area (MOA).

Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2014 12:26

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What's in a name?

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Western Australia Week - Success for some2014 WAGS WA Week Library Display

WAGS Open Day (June 5)  saw a good number of vistitors through the door, with 19 new members signing on the dotted line.

So, what's in a name? A good deal apparently!

One of our visitors had a great experience finding out about a relative that they had scant information about.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 June 2014 18:04

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East Perth Cemetery

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New website launchedEast Perth Cemetery1

Lorraine & Cherie, who just happen to be WAGS members, have been heavily involved in the development of this terrific new website.

Supported by The National Trust, The Friend of Battye, and by Lotteries West this new resource is a significant step forward in providing information on the burials at East Perth Cemetery (see link below). It will be greatly appreciated by many family historians around the world, not just here in Perth.

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The Other WAGS

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The West Australian - Inside CoverupLuke has a sister

May the Fourth be with you....

Our friends at The West Australian have given WAGS a couple of free plugs in the recent past, for which we are grateful.

One article in tragic circumstances, when the Fremantle Dockers bombed out of the finals in September last year, was classic (see below). The second article on 22nd April this year was highlighting WAGS success, as opposed to the Dockers lack of same (see below).

Last Updated on Saturday, 03 May 2014 11:31

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Lest We Forget - 2014

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Lone Pine Cemetery2

Poppies Anzac Day - April 25, 2014

 They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;  Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.  At the going down of the sun and in the morning,  We will remember them.

  excerpt from "For the Fallen" (see below),  + short film clip of rare Gallipoli footage & other links ...

Last Updated on Sunday, 27 April 2014 13:04

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Members Only Forum

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A new place to ask questionsWAGS Private Forum

With the revamp of the WAGS Forums we have added a new Section for "Members Only Forums" within the WAGS Forums.

This new Section is a closed Forum; it is not available to, nor can it be seen by the public or people who are just registered on the website. It is only for use by WAGS members, including Associate & Affiliate members, who log in to the website. Members must be logged in to view and post to the categories within this section.

Available at: http://membership.wags.org.au/forum  Please read the following info...

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 April 2014 09:41

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WAGS Forums Re-birthed

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WAGS Forums are Alive and WellWags Forums

The forums have been re-birthed in a different format.

The content is all there, now on one page instead of one each for WAGS & SIG's topics. We still have the sub-groups & topics are the same as they were previously. All posting records are there. Click on the "Forums" menu item above

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 April 2014 16:03

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WAGS website moves

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WAGS Forums down1-respect

Our web hosts have recently moved our websites to a new server.

Unfortunately a couple of our website components have suffered some structural issues, one of these is the WAGS Forums.

We are working to get the Forums back up as soon as possible.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 April 2014 21:48

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