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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

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.


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


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


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


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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