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Vale Martin Pinnell

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Past President passes on

Martin Pinnell, life member and past president of WAGS (1996-1998) passed away this week (March 13), aged 84.

Martin would be well known to many WAGS members for his untiring work for WAGS.

Our thoughts are with his wife Judith and their children and families.

Last Updated on Sunday, 17 March 2013 13:33


Who's in the East Perth Cemeteries

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East Perth Cemetery - Image by Protographer Michal Lewi, Perth

Swan River Pioneers

Lorraine Clarke and Cherie Strickland look at the lives of five unique pioneers who rest in the East Perth cemeteries.

Using primary source documents they ascertained exactly where they were buried, and can offer a fascinating insight into how these totally different people influenced the Swan River Colony.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 March 2013 15:59


Top 100 Genealogy Websites for 2013

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Genealogy in Time annual survey

WAGS is mentioned in top 100 worldwide genealogy websites for 2013. Just outside the top 100 according to the article by Genealogy in Time Magazine, but right up there with the competition.

The annual review looks at genealogy websites worldwide and compares them according to their Alexa Ranking. We are well ahead of a number of Australian high profile sites, including commercial sites - so must be doing something right.

Last Updated on Friday, 01 February 2013 13:16


Christmas 2012 - New Year 2013

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 December 2013 09:37

The Countryman "Flashback"

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This new index has been added to the WAGS website Indexes and Databases and is available to the public.

The Countryman "Flashback" Index - Jan 1995 to April 1997

The data was originally donated to WAGS by an unknown contributor some years ago, and has recently been recompiled by WAGS Project team volunteers into the index now available on the WAGS website.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 August 2013 10:52


Swan River Colony Arrivals

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Passenger Arrivals and Departures for Swan River Colony 1826-1838Brig Amity in King Georges Sound (Artist Jackie Woodcock)

This significant set of Western Australian historical data, produced by Graham Bown on behalf of the Swan River Pioneers 1829-1838, (a Special Interest Group of the Western Australian Genealogical Society Inc.), has been made available to WAGS members via the WAGS website. 

This is a great resource of early Western Australian data, painstakingly compiled over a number of years from a wide variety of primary and secondary sources.

We thank Graham Bown, and the Swan River Pioneers group, for allowing us to present this data to members.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 August 2013 10:56


1940 WA BDM Indexes

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1940 WAN BDM Indexes for WAGS members

Compiled by WAGS volunteers from The West Australian newspaper birth, death and marriages family notices columns, we now have available the 1940 WAGS WAN BDM's Index  in the Indexes and Database section of the members only area of the website. You need to log in to view the data.

The BDM's indexing is an ongoing WAGS Project Team effort, and will provide additional indexes for the WAGS website as they are completed.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 August 2013 11:00


Remembrance Day - 2009

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November 11, 1918
Lest We Forget
Aust. War Memorial

The Last Post

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 August 2013 11:11

True or False?

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Perth was to be in

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 December 2009 23:58


WAGS Website Wins Award

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2009 FFHS - Highly Commended Award

WAGS website has won a Highly Commended Award from the Federation of Family History Societies. The FFHS award gives recognition to Genealogy and Family History websites under a number of design criteria.

This is a great accomplishment for WAGS in our first year of entry.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 September 2009 21:42


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