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2015 National Family History Month

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August is National Family History Month (NFHM). The NFHM website contains information about events throughout Australia. The Western Australian Genealogical Society (WAGS) will be involved in two major events.

4th August (9:30am - 7pm) and 5th August (9:30am - 3:30pm) - Presentations at the State Library of WA

Sunday 23rd August (10am - 4pm) - WAGS Family History Open Day

For details of other WAGS and State Library events look at the pdfProgram599.38 KB

WAGS Open Day 23 August

Are you just beginning to find out about your family history or have you been doing research for a while but don't know what to do next?  Come along to the Family History Open Day at our Library at Units 4-6, 48 May St Bayswater on 23rd August and browse through our resources, do a bit of research or get help from one of our many volunteers.

You can find information relating to birth, deaths, marriages, cemeteries, occupation, military, shipping, census, plus a lot more - not only from WA but from all over Australia and from around the world!

There will be displays from all the WAGS Special Interest Groups (Computer, Convict, Eastern Australian, Enrolled Pensioner Guards, European, India & South East Asia, Irish, Legacy Users, London and South of England, The Master Genealogist, North of England, Scottish, South Australian, Swan River Pioneers and Western Australia).

Take this opportunity to talk to people about family history in a friendly and informal atmosphere. For further information phone WAGS on 9271 4311 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Presentations at State Library 4th to 5th August

WAGS and the State Library of Western Australia (SLWA) will be celebrating National Family History Month with two days of talks on 4th and 5th August . Topics include:

WAGS and World War I projects, Keeping your History Safe, Storylines, Study of a Convict Guard, Digital Resources at the State Library, Sikhs in WA, Military Records, Overseas Research, DNA testing for Genealogists, APPs for Family history plus more.

Whether you're a beginner or an experienced family history researcher you are sure to learn something new!

Experienced volunteers from the WA Genealogical Society will also be available each day to help you get started or overcome those brick walls.

There are more events during the month.  See the full program and information on how to book at the SLWA website

Last Updated on Monday, 03 August 2015 10:47

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