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FHWA Research Team

As a service to the public, FHWA provides a Genealogy Research Service to people who live outside the Perth Metropolitan area, or for those who are physically unable to visit our premises.

This is a limited service only, and not a comprehensive service that you would expect to obtain through a professional genealogist.

Two hours free research per year is available for members living more than 500 km from Perth.

What to provide

For the Research team to effectively help you, it is necessary that you provide as much data as possible about the person/s to be researched. The more information you supply, the greater the chance of some success.

The person you are researching - information you supply should include the following, where known:

Person/s Full Names (Surname and First Names)
Date/s of Birth, Death and Marriage
Place/s of Birth, Death and Marriage
Father's Full Names, Dates of Birth and Death, where Buried
Mother's Full Names (nee Surname), Dates of Birth and Death, where Buried
Arrival Port/s and Date/s
Ship/s Name
Spouses full Names, Birth and Death dates and Places
Children - Full Names and Birth Date/Place
Any Additional information you can supply

AND - any research forms that you have completed already, e.g. pedigree chart/s; family group sheet/s; repositories already searched;  etc.

An indication of the information that you are seeking.

Your details - please include the following details:

Your relationship to the person you are researching
Your name and address
Your email address
Your contact telephone number
If a WAGS member - your membership number


Fees are in Australian Dollars (AUD) and subject to change without notice.

Service Fee

A service fee of $20.00 is required, and must accompany search enquiries.

Hourly Fees

Fees for this service are payable on an hourly basis:

  FHWA Members          $25.00

  Non-Members             $40.00

If a FHWA Member, please ensure that you state your Membership Number.

(All requests should also provide a contact phone number, full name and address of the applicant, and details of your search request).

Online Payments

You may pay online, by selecting the menu item above, or click to go to  >>  FHWA - Research Fees

Manual payments

To apply for this service manually, please email the  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Over the counter

Post or pay by cash, cheque or credit card at the front counter at FHWA premises, at:

Unit 5, 48 May Street
Western Australia

If you need more comprehensive research to be done on your behalf, we suggest that you look at employing the services of a WA based Genealogist. 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 October 2019 17:07

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