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FamilyHistoryWA

Until the current pandemic restrictions are lifted all events for FamilyHistoryWA will be conducted ONLINE. Instructions on how to join an online meeting are here https://tinyurl.com/ya3s4on4.
All our activities are run on Western Australian time, so please adjust accordingly for your location.

Current Events

Past Events

  • Between Tuesday 27 October 2020 and Tuesday 24 November 2020
    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
    Online
  • Tuesday 27 October 2020
    Explore the resources on the Ancestry.com website. Go beyond the General Search. David Haimes will share hints and tips to help you use this wonderful database NB: this is not an ancestryDNA workshop.
    Online
  • Between Wednesday 28 October 2020 and Saturday 31 October 2020
    Bookings for use of resources at May Street in Units 5 and 6. You must not come to May Street if you are waiting on the results of a COVID-19 test, have a fever, are displaying symptoms of cold or flu, or if you have been exposed to another person who may be suffering from COVID-19 or who is awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test. Only one person per booking is permitted to ensure that accurate tracking information is collected as required by the WA Health Department.
    Library & Resource Centre
  • Between Wednesday 28 October 2020 and Wednesday 25 November 2020
    A tour of our FHWA premises including demonstrations of the range of information on bookshelves and computers. COVID-19 distancing requirements limit numbers.
    FHWA Unit 4 Workshop
  • Between Wednesday 28 October 2020 and Wednesday 25 November 2020
    This is a BEGINNERS workshop and is in addition to the normal monthly meetings. We will be covering - how to enter data into FTM from the very basics - name, dates, places - how to add a profile photo - how to add media - how to add a source - how to add parents - how to add children Normal workshop pricing will apply to tickets for this session.
    ONLINE
  • Between Saturday 31 October 2020 and Thursday 3 December 2020
    This online session will be presented by Ian Simon. It is for new members, those intending to join, or those wanting a refresher. Ian will explain about which resources are available on our website, how to communicate with members and how to research your family history during these difficult times of Covid-19. Two hours before the session you'll receive an email containing a Google Meet invitation code. Please click on the link to enter the session and then select JOIN.
    Online
  • Between Monday 2 November 2020 and Saturday 14 November 2020
    Bookings for use of resources at May Street in Units 5 and 6. You must not come to May Street if you are waiting on the results of a COVID-19 test, have a fever, are displaying symptoms of cold or flu, or if you have been exposed to another person who may be suffering from COVID-19 or who is awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test. Only one person per booking is permitted to ensure that accurate tracking information is collected as required by the WA Health Department.
    Library & Resource Centre
  • Tuesday 3 November 2020
    This presentation is targeted at researchers who want to learn more about the available on-line sources for getting information about their WA Ancestors and Relatives and how to get maximum benefit from these sources. It will also cover other key WA source material available at FHWA to help you link up the fragments of your extended family into a solid coherent tree. Neil Bradley, the presenter, has been researching his Family Tree for more than 20 years.
    Online
  • Between Wednesday 4 November 2020 and Friday 1 January 2021
    Are you writing your family history or don't know where to start? Join this group of family historians who go beyond names and dates to flesh out the stories behind their ancestors. Monthly meetings include presentations and discussions to aid our writing. We have optional writing assignments and in small groups we positively critique our submitted stories.
    Online
  • The Scottish Special Interest Group of FamilyHistoryWA hold meetings once a quarter on a Sunday afternoon and monthly research sessions on a Friday.
    Online
  • Saturday 7 November 2020
    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! The May 2nd, 2020 Meeting will be held on-line using Google Meet
    Online
  • The NoESIG meet to help others with their family history journey. We specialise in the North of England, including the Island of Mann and down to Rutland.
    Click here to see upcoming meetings
  • Monday 9 November 2020
    Grab a coffee, bring your lunch and join us. A monthly topic will focus our discussions and discoveries. Find out how to source information from other FHWA members.
    Online
  • Between Tuesday 10 November 2020 and Thursday 10 December 2020
    The monthly meeting of the Perth FTM User Group is held online (due to COVID-19 restrictions).
    ONLINE
  • Between Thursday 12 November 2020 and Thursday 10 December 2020
    DNA Focus Group. Small group session to discuss and provide assistance with any DNA related queries, including testing and using websites. Numbers are limited to 6 people.
    Online
  • The regular monthly meeting of the FamilyHistoryWA Technology Special Interest Group. Join us for a fascinating tech topic, get the latest tech news, ask a tech question or just enjoy the tech talk.
    Online
  • The regular meeting of users of Legacy Family Tree software. This will a online meeting via google meet so please book on Trybooking.com so an email link will be sent to you to enable you to join our meeting.
    Online
  • Tuesday 17 November 2020
    BYO wine and cheese. Let's spend some time to get to know you, our fellow historians better. There will be a presentation with Q & A. Continue the conversations and grab a coffee to complete the evening.
    Online
  • Sunday 22 November 2020
    The South Australian Special Interest Group of FamilyHistoryWA meets once a quarter to assist people with South Australian ancestry to research their family history.
    Online
  • Tuesday 24 November 2020
    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.
    Online
  • Friday 27 November 2020
    Bring your family history discoveries along so we can exchange tips, skills and new places to search. The topic will guide each "Exchange", so we stay on track!
    Online
  • Saturday 28 November 2020
    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.
    FamilyHistoryWA
  • Saturday 28 November 2020
    FindMyPast boasts they have in excess of 2 billion historical records from around the world including the largest collection of British and Irish records available online. FamilyHistoryWA's librarian, Edwina Shooter, will show you techniques and tips to get back further in your family tree.
    Online
  • Tuesday 1 December 2020
    Ian will demonstrate how to navigate through the National Library of Australia's website "new" TROVE. This workshop will give participants time to brush up on search techniques. Explore the wealth of Family History material available at your fingertips Non-members and members welcome
    Online
  • Wednesday 2 December 2020
    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.
    Bert Wright Park (To be confirmed)
  • Thursday 3 December 2020
    This Introductory course will provide 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.
    Online
  • Saturday 5 December 2020
    The regular quarterly meeting of the London, South of England and Wales Special Interest Group of FamilyHistoryWA will be online
    Online
  • Saturday 5 December 2020
    The regular meeting of the DNA SIG of FamilyHistoryWA will include an overview of techniques and tools used in analysing DNA matches.
    Online
  • Sunday 10 January 2021
    The quarterly meeting of the Convict Special Interest Group of FamilyHistoryWA. Come and stretch your legs on a "Cobblers and Convict" Town of Claremont Meander. Starting from the Claremont Railway Station from 2pm , Sunday 11th October to stroll around nearby convict related buildings and who knows where we will end up....
    Online
  • Between Sunday 10 January 2021 and Sunday 9 January 2022
    In 2021, the Convict Special Interest Group will be meeting online until further notice.
    Online
  • Between Sunday 17 January 2021 and Saturday 1 January 2022
    The Irish Special Interest Group will meet four times during 2021 following whatever restrictions are in place at the time. Information about 2021 events will be updated as the situation dictates closer to the time.
    Online
  • Between Sunday 31 January 2021 and Saturday 1 January 2022
    The meetings of the Legacy User Group in 2021 will occur monthly on alternating Sundays and Tuesdays from January to November. The meetings may be online, face-to-face or mixed mode depending on the situation at the time and this information will be updated as it becomes available.
    Online
  • Between Wednesday 3 February 2021 and Wednesday 1 December 2021
    Are you writing your family history or don't know where to start? Join this group of family historians who go beyond names and dates to flesh out the stories behind their ancestors. Monthly meetings include presentations and discussions to aid our writing. We have optional writing assignments and in small groups we positively critique our submitted stories. Meetings in 2021 will continue to be online until government restrictions are lifted and/or it is safe to hold face to face meetings.
    Online
  • Between Saturday 6 February 2021 and Saturday 1 January 2022
    The Master Genealogist Special Interest Group will meet quarterly online on the first Saturday of the month in 2021.
    Online
  • Between Sunday 7 February 2021 and Saturday 1 January 2022
    Regular quarterly meeting of the European Special Interest Group of Family HistoryWA will resume once the emergency restrictions have been lifted.
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • Between Saturday 13 February 2021 and Saturday 1 January 2022
    The regular monthly meeting of the FamilyHistoryWA Technology Special Interest Group. Join us for a fascinating tech topic, get the latest tech news, ask a tech question or just enjoy the tech talk. In 2021, meetings will continue to be online with a possible expansion to mixed-mode meetings once current restrictions have lifted.
    Online
  • Between Sunday 14 February 2021 and Saturday 1 January 2022
    The NoE SIG meet to help others with their family history journey. We specialise in the North of England, including the Island of Mann and down to Rutland. In 2021, meetings of the NoE SIG will be held online until further notice.
    Click here to see upcoming meetings
  • Between Saturday 20 February 2021 and Saturday 1 January 2022
    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. In 2021, the quarterly meetings of the group will be held online until further notice.
    Online
  • Between Saturday 27 February 2021 and Saturday 1 January 2022
    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. In 2021, the group will meeting online until government restrictions and the risk associated with COVID-19 has abated.
    FamilyHistoryWA
  • Between Saturday 13 March 2021 and Saturday 1 January 2022
    The DNA Special Interest Group will meet four times during 2021 following whatever restrictions are in place at the time. Information about 2021 events will be updated as the situation dictates closer to the time.
    Online
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