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FHWA volunteers have worked to create indexes to Western Australian (WA) records and publish a variety of resources.

1. Projects

These projects have resulted in unique Western Australian records becoming readily available to the public for the first time.

Continuing projects include

  • Births, deaths (1906-2020) and marriages (1897-2020) indexes - from the West Australian newspaper.Reunions and
  • Can You Help? (1988-2020) – entries from the West Australian newspaper
  • Index of Meads Funeral Directors’ records
  • Honour boards and memorials

The Projects Team is also converting the data, previously provided on microfiche and CD by FHWA, to digital format.

Various other projects are also being undertaken, including those by FHWA Special Interest Groups and Affiliated Societies.

We always need Volunteers and with many of our projects you can work from home,  and don’t always need a computer.  The Projects Team also welcomes suggestions for future projects. 

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2. Publications

FamilyHistoryWA produces various publications for members and the general public.

The list below contains links to pages for these publications, and to our online shop where applicable.

Some of these links are for the Members Only and are therefore not publicly available.


2.1. Western Ancestor 2020 Sept cover

The official journal of FHWA commenced publication in 1989. Digitised versions are available online. Members receive the journals as part of their member benefits.  Public subscriptions are also available.

Western Ancestor  current issues

FHWA Financial members can view the previous five years digitised editions of the Western Ancestor

Western Ancestor - Back issues

Public can access to digitised editions from 1987 - 2006

Western Ancestor annual subscriptions:

Western Ancestor 2011-3-V11-9

Western Ancestor subscription online payment option  -  or  pdfWestern Ancestor subscription off-line application form


2.2. FHWA eNews

FHWA monthly newsletter for members

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