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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


WAGS Library Closed for Christmas

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Library ClosedLibrary - Christmas New Year Break

Just a reminder that the WAGS Library will be closed until Monday 12 January at 09:30.

WAGS management committee wishes all of our members and their families a safe and happy Christmas and New Year. We look forward to seeing you all back with renewed vigour in 2015.

In case you missed it before, click read more for the case for libraries v's computers....

Last Updated on Saturday, 20 December 2014 10:26


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

2014 Raffle Winners

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Raffle Winner 13Congratulations to 1st Prize Winner: 
Sheena Bartley - Mt Barker is celebrating

Nicely done by Sheena - bit of extra cash for Christmas is very handy.
4 Runner prizes of $250 went to:
Meadow Burns (Karrinyup) - Should be some new bones in the garden soon - Ruth Dunwell (Corrigin) - Arrowsmith family (Darlington) &  Sally Warner (Cloverdale)

Prizes were drawn on November 25 at WAGS Volunteers morning tea, by WAGS member Yvonne Coate.

Congratulations to all our winners, and our thanks for supporting WAGS - good deal all round.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 December 2014 21:03


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


Early Bird Winner 2014

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earlybirdRaffle Early Bird Prize Winner

The WAGS annual raffle early bird prize was drawn on 8th October, at WAGS.

The winner was WAGS Member Peta Borsboom - Congratulations to Peta - $'s in the pocket is great.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 October 2014 23:16


Mix and Mingle - Genealogy Cruises

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Mix and Mingle sessions are a chance to meet other WAGS members and listen to an interesting genealogy related topic in a social atmosphere.

Jenni Ibrahim will talk about her experiences and  adventures on the 5th Unlock the Past genealogical cruise aroung the UK, and genealogical cruises in general.

21 October 2014 at WAGS -

Last Updated on Monday, 20 October 2014 22:25


Going to the Perth Royal Show 2014?

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WAGS Stand at the ShowDon't miss the WAGS exhibitionAgricultural Hall of Fame - at the Claremont Showgrounds

WAGS will be at the show in 2014 in the Agricultural Hall of Fame building (pictured here - Show Map Ref l5), just to the right of the entrance at the Showground Railway Station. Family History and Genealogy aka WAGS will be there for the full period of the show - from 27 September to 4 October Open 9am to 6pm - Special Membership Show Discount

Show Special - Join between now and 20th October and SAVE the $15.00 Joining fee

Last Updated on Sunday, 28 September 2014 11:21


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