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WA Passenger Arrivals 1898-1926

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WA Passenger data now availableMS Westralia - abt. 1920

After years of transcription effort by WAGS members we have now made the WA Passenger Arrivals Index 1898-1926 and WA Ship Arrivals Index 1898-1926 available online to WAGS Members.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 August 2013 10:14

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WAGS Patron recognised

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Ruth Reid AM receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Belated congratulations are due to our Patron Ruth Reid AM for recently receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award for her contribution to Volunteering in Western Australia.

Last Updated on Friday, 19 July 2013 21:47

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Gallipoli project

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Who died at Gallipoli?Gallipoli graves

PLC Archivist Shannon Lovelady learned in early June 2013 that the exact number of Western Australian men who died at Gallipoli is not known, but estimated at between 900-2500. In preparation for the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign, she invited WAGS WA Special Interest Group and others to collaborate on a project to determine the exact number of deaths.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 January 2014 09:37

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Western Ancestor - Back Issues

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Western Ancestor back issues online

Members are now able to view back issues of the Western Ancestor on the FHWA Website. We are in the process of scanning every past issue, they will become available in due course. Members will need to log in to view the journals online. A sample is available below...

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 June 2020 22:59

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The Sunny South West

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A National Film & Sound Archive film

Western Australian History on show - This 1930 film made by the Cinema Branch of Film Australia is a 10 minute travelogue which includes scenes of Perth, the Swan River, Kings Park, Rottnest Island, Yanchep park, the Darling Ranges, Bunbury and Albany.

Hope you enjoy the journey.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 20:19

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WA Schools Index

WA Schools Records Index 1891-2005

This index was compiled by WAGS member Dr Neville Green, as part of a paper titled 'Government School Created Records in Western Australia 1891-2005 - A listing of key records in the Western Australian State Records Office'. Dr Green provided WAGS Library with a hard copy, which is available in the Library. There are 2,687 records in the table. See here: WA Schools Records Index

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 August 2013 10:48

Presbyterian Marriage Index

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Certificate Transcriptions

This index is compiled from three booklets of transcriptions, originally compiled by Liz Rowe and Margaret Le May in the year 2000 and donated to WAGS Library. The transcriptions cover the period January 1898 to April 1910, and are taken from original marriage certificates which were found in St. Columba's Presbyterian Church, Keane Street, Peppermint Grove, Perth, Western Australia. St. Columba's Church dates back to 1896. There are 151 entries in the index with 127 male and 127 female surnames.

See here: Presbyterian Marriages 1898-1910

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 August 2013 10:48

Military Seminar

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Military Seminar

Napoleon to the Great War

Tuesday, 9 April 2013 9.30am to 4pm at Army Museum of WA, Burt Street, Fremantle. (plenty of free parking)

Learn about the experiences of your ancestors who were involved in the military - either directly or indirectly.  Five Presenters (Peter Engler, Wendy Brown, Diane Oldman, Nicholas Reynolds, Rhonda Grande) will talk on: Military research can be a battle, Army women, the Crimea War, the Boer War and the Great War.

Cost: $40 or $48 with lunch (Morning tea will be provided).

Last Updated on Sunday, 14 April 2013 09:45

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The Future of Genealogy

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RootsTech 2013 video stream

RootsTech conference, held in Utah during February 2013, has provided video streams of the conference proceedings.

If the only thing that you do in your genealogy this month is watch at least one part of this video, you will have gained an insight to where things are heading in the genealogy world. The Future of Genealogy is worth looking at....

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 April 2013 08:41

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WAGS eNews launched

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WAGS eNews - Issue 1 - April 2013

WAGS eNews

Hard work by a group of people behind the scenes has resulted in the WAGS eNews becoming a reality. Our eNews editor (who shall remain nameless for now) has done a great job in getting the first edition out before Easter.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 January 2019 17:37

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