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FamilyHistoryWA

Western Australian Genealogical Society Inc, operating as FamilyHistoryWA, is the largest society of its type in Western Australia. We have been incorporated to assist members in researching the family history in Western Australia, as well as all corners of the world.

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  • When you go looking for your family history, it is easy to become buried under a mountain of records. But a simple method of naming both hard copy and digital files will help you to keep everything under control. Whether you are just starting your search, or you have been doing this for years, there's something to be learned in this informative session.
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • TMG may have been discontinued by Wholly Genes Inc. but we are still using it and plan to for many years to come. Its power when combined with John Cardinal's Second Site is second to none in our opinion. So if you are a user do not despair - come along to learn how to get the best out of these programs with people who are active users!
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • The regular quarterly meeting of the Western Australian Special Interest Group of FamilyHistoryWA
    FHWA Meeting Room
  • Regular quarterly meeting of the European Special Interest Group of Family HistoryWA
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • A group of family historians who go beyond names and dates to flesh out the stories behind the ancestors. We share our expertise and help each other to write our stories and our family history. We have optional writing assignments between meetings. Meetings include presentations and discussions to aid our writing plus in small groups we positively critique our submitted stories.
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • The Scottish Special Interest Group of FamilyHistoryWA hold meetings once a quarter on a Sunday afternoon and monthly research sessions on a Friday.
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  • Saturday, 8 Feb 2020, 11am to 1pm
    The regular monthly meeting of the FamilyHistoryWA Technology Special Interest Group.
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • Sunday, 9 Feb 2020, 10am to 12 noon
    Regular meeting of the North of England Special Interest Group of FamilyHistoryWA
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • Monday 10 Feb 2020, 12:00PM to 1:30PM
    Writing your Family Stories with the FHWA Writers Group Have you started writing? Or don't know how to start? Come along and hear how the Writers Group encourages and motivates each other to start writing. See their inaugural book of family stories that was published in December 2019.
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • Introductory course which provides you with all of the information to get you started with your Family History. Learn how to access birth, death and marriage records and to finding relevant records. Instructions also include how to record your findings along with some useful websites to further your research.
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • The Eastern Australian Special Interest Group meeting
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • The regular quarterly meeting of the Military Special Interest Group of FamilyHistoryWA. The primary aim of the group is to enhance the knowledge of members and other interested parties in the research of all things military, in particular from a genealogy or family history perspective.
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • Tuesday, 18 Feb 2020, 2-4pm
    The regular meeting of users of Millenia Corp's Legacy Family Tree software
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • For new members or those intending to join, or those members just wanting a refresher. Discover what services and resources are available at FamilyHistoryWA. Topics and demonstrations include our Library – how to use the Library catalogue and information on the Library computers, Special Interest Groups, Activities program, bookshop, genealogy software, Facebook, WAGSnet, FHWA Forum and lots more. Coffee & tea provided.
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • The India and South East Asia (ISEA) Special Interest Group of FamilyHistoryWA meets in February, May, August and November. Our aim is to increase our knowledge and understanding of this area and discover information about our ancestors who lived there.
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • The South Australian Special Interest Group of FamilyHistoryWA meets once a quarter to assist people with South Australian ancestry to research their family history.
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • Tuesday 25 Feb 2020, 1:00 - 3:00pm
    Do you use your computer or other device and the internet for family history? You have a digital footprint! How do you take care of your digital estate after you die, who could be your digital executor(s), and what is their role? Jenni Ibrahim will explain these concepts and guide you through activities to get you started in preparing your Digital Will.
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • The FTM User Group holds bi-monthly meetings at Bayswater. Our main topic in March will be "Sources" - How to correctly record your source citations in FTM (Part 1 of 2).
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • The North of England Special Interest Group of FamilyHistoryWA convene four group meetings per year (March, June, September and December) and four research sessions per year (February, May, August and November).
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  • Monday, 9 Mar 2020, 12:00-13:30
    Family reunions are great fun and a wonderful way to share your family history research. Liana Fitzpatrick has organised quite a few hockey and family reunions -some with a unique theme. Come and get some hints and tips on what to do. If you have organised any reunions bring along your ideas This is a free session for members, but you are asked to book your place to help us with the logistics.
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • The regular monthly meeting of the FamilyHistoryWA Technology Special Interest Group.
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • Monday, 16 Mar 2020, 10:00-12:00
    Whether it's the elusive relative, skeleton in the cupboard, great granddad the miner in Cornwall or the General that fought in the Crimean War, it is all part of us and our history. Lets share our stories and get to know our fellow members in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Come and join us for a coffee or tea and share your genealogy story. Engage in conversation, learn and enjoy being with others that share your interest. A gold coin donation appreciated Please book thru trybookings
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • Tuesday, 17 Mar 2020, 19:00-21:00
    A Dangerous Gift : Shining a Light on Terrible Tommy Walker Peter Burke is a medical doctor with a passion for history whose work has been shortlisted for the WA Premier's Book Award. In this fascinating expose, he outs the real culprit who drove WA's Engineer-in-Chief C Y O'Connor to suicide in 1902. Wine and cheese 7 to 7.30pm followed by presentation. Coffee and cake afterwards
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • The regular quarterly meeting of the London, South of England and Wales Special Interest Group of FamilyHistoryWA
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • The regular meeting of users of Millenia Corp's Legacy Family Tree software
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • Tuesday, 24 Mar 2020, 13:00-15:00
    Stephanie Baily, professional paper conservator, will provide an overview of the damage and deterioration that paper and photograph collections are subject to (physical, biological and chemical) and outline what can be done in the home to prevent or slow these processes. Bring along any items of concern for appraisal
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • The DNA Special Interest Group of FamilyHistoryWA hold quarterly meetings with a continuing with focus on case studies using DNA analysis and available tools. The group also run a number of special events throughout the year focusing on specific aspects of genetic genealogy and workshops providing instruction in the use of analysis tools. A gold coin donation at the door is appreciated.
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • The quarterly meeting of the Convict Special Interest Group of FamilyHistoryWA.
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • Between Saturday 18 April 2020 and Saturday 21 November 2020
    The Enrolled Pensioner Guard Special Interest Group meets three times a year at FamilyHistoryWA and also holds an annual outing to a place of interest.
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • Researching your Irish Ancestors With 2020 Vision! SESSION TIME: 19 JANUARY 2020 2:00 PM - Guest Speaker : Christine Cavanagh "Using DNA Testing and Tools to Give Details and Insights into the Families and their Backgrounds of Her Irish Ancestry"
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • Wednesday, 22 Apr 2020 13:00-15:00
    FindMyPast boasts they have in excess of 2 billion historical records from around the world including the largest collection of Irish records available online. FamilyHistoryWA's librarian, Edwina Shooter, will show you techniques and tips to get back further in your family tree.
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • Monday, 11 May 2020, 12:00-13:30
    The Convict SIG research subcommittee has been working on a WA Convict Publication Project for the past 18 months. Broadly speaking it is intended to source, collate and review all available materials relating to convicts in WA and for it to be presented in a freely and easily accessible manner. This is a free session for members, but you are asked to book your place to help us with the logistics.
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • Tuesday, 19 May 2020, 19:00-21:00
    Jocelyn Mitchell is the Country Women's Association's (CWA) Archivist The fight for women's rights isn't a new phenomenon. It was that fight and the realisation that strength lies in unity that led to the formation of the CWA. Let Jocelyn, a member of one of WA's pioneering families, give you an insight into this remarkable organisation, its history and its influence on the Australian community. Wine and cheese 7 to 7.30pm followed by presentation. Coffee and cake afterwards
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 13:00-15:00
    Ian will take you on a tour of the FamilySearch website. He will demonstrate how to use the Catalogue to find an enormous amount of indexed images to further your research. He will also show you how to locate and view online records, plus how to use the Wiki to learn where to find record collections
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • Monday, 8 Jun 2020, 12:00-13:30
    Having problems moving forward with your research then join us and other members for a session to discuss new ideas and ways to help bring down some of those walls. Bring your lunch - tea and coffee will be available. This is a free session for members, but you are asked to book your place to help us with the logistics.
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • 26 June 2019 12:00 PM
    You are invited to the *Four Courts Memorial Lunch* To mark the anniversary of the  Explosion at the Four Courts Building in Dublin in 1922  And the tragic loss of Genealogical Records RSVP by 19th June
    Rosie O'Gradys Irish Pub
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