Western Australian Genealogical Society Inc.

Font Size

SIGs > Writers group

Writers group

About the WAGS Writers Group

  • PDF


The WAGS Writers Group was established in September 2018 to facilitate, support, encourage and motivate each other to write our families history.

We meet monthly at 10am on the first Wednesday of the month (except January).  Between meetings we are encouraged to write a short article on a specific topic. Our meetings will be divided into 2 parts.  In the the first part we will be in small groups and postively critique the monthly writing assignment.  The second part will include talks and discussions on basics (how to write, how to start, timelines, etc.) which will provide information and resources for members setting out to write their family history.

We welcome new WAGS members who want to get and give encouragement, support and help in writing about their families history.

Last Updated on Friday, 12 October 2018 14:32

Meetings & contacts

  • PDF

my-storyWAGS Writers Group Forum:  

All and any questions are welcome in the Forum, which is open to everyone to read, but you do need to be a WAGS member to comment and contribute.

 Meetings are held at WAGS Unit 4/48 May Street, Bayswater.

Co-Convenors: Liana Fitzpatrick and Rob Smith

Contact: SIGS Contacts - Convenors - Writers Group

Committee:  Desma Wachtel, Fran Schifferli, Heather Simon, John Hall, Liana Fitzpatrick, Rob Smith

View WAGS Event Calendar

Next meeting - Wednesday 7 November 10am - 12pm

Topic: Geoff Barber will share hints and tips on using Microsoft Word for writing and in small groups we will positively critique the stories already submitted about "my favourite ancestor'.


Last Updated on Friday, 12 October 2018 14:35

Writers Resources

  • PDF

Resources for learning about writing family history for genealogists

pdfUTAS FH Course information general.pdf712.07 KB

pdfUTAS Writing Family History Unit Outline.pdf207.25 KB

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 22:37

Writers group index to Members Only Area (MOA) resources

  • PDF

 The Writers Group is making many resources open to the public, but some are restricted to WAGS members only:

  • Writing Family stories: A presentation by Julie Martin
  • WAGS members guide to providing feedback

Members Only Area - click here


Last Updated on Saturday, 13 October 2018 00:06

Writers group minutes

  • PDF

Minutes of meetings

pdf5 September 2018 meeting notes56.92 KB

pdfOctober 2018 Writers Group minutes.pdf72.59 KB

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 22:23

You are here SIGs > Writers group