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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 Saturday 30 October 2021 and Wednesday 17 November 2021
    Learn about our society of family historians. Discover the resources on our website and how these will help your research: this session is for new members, or people considering joining, or members to update. You will receive an email confirming your booking. For ONLINE sessions this email contains the Google Meet invitation code, so on the day click on the code to enter the session, then select JOIN.
  • Tuesday 2 November 2021
    Yolanda Cool, Heritage Skills Association WA. There'll be wine and cheese beforehand and coffee and cake afterwards.
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • Between Wednesday 3 November 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: Online - July, August, October and November Face to Face - September and December
  • Between Friday 5 November 2021 and Friday 3 December 2021
    The regular research session of the Scottish SIG of FamilyHistoryWA
    FHWA Unit 6 Workshop
  • Saturday 6 November 2021
    The Master Genealogist Special Interest Group will meet quarterly online on the first Saturday of the month in 2021.
  • Saturday 6 November 2021
    The regular quarterly meeting of the Western Australian Special Interest Group of FamilyHistoryWA
    FHWA Meeting Room
  • Sunday 7 November 2021
    Regular quarterly meeting of the European Special Interest Group of Family HistoryWA meet at May Street, Bayswater, unless restrictions dictate.
    FHWA, Unit 4
  • Monday 8 November 2021
    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.
    Research Centre Unit 4
  • Between Tuesday 9 November 2021 and Tuesday 23 November 2021
    Refer to the list of events for workshop or presentation topics and venue.
    May Street Research centre
  • Thursday 11 November 2021
    This introductory course will show you how to begin your Family History research. Learn how to access birth, death and marriage records and find related records. Discover other websites that should provide more routes in your family history journey. Find out ways to record your discoveries.
  • Between Saturday 13 November 2021 and Saturday 11 December 2021
    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.
  • Between Sunday 14 November 2021 and Sunday 12 December 2021
    The NoE SIG meet to help others with their family history journey. We specialise in the North of England, all Counties from the Scottish Border down to Rutland and include the Isle of Man. Meetings of the North of England SIG are held at May Street or online as indicated.
  • Tuesday 16 November 2021
    Tim Moore, Boulder-Kalgoorlie City historian
  • Wednesday 17 November 2021
    After the attending the online FHWA Orientation session, this is a face-to-face small group tour of our Research Centre. Our computer research system will be demonstrated. Participants may stay on to do their own research with assistance from FHWA library volunteers.
    FHWA Unit 4 Workshop
  • Saturday 20 November 2021
    The Eastern Australian Special Interest Group meeting at May Street (unless otherwise advised).
    FHWA Research Centre
  • Saturday 20 November 2021
    November 2021 topic - Researching military ancestors who served in India and South East Asia The group is interested in all things military, including but not limited to: Any service (militia, army, airforce, navy), country, battle, era, and type of military experience including peacekeeping and resistance. Military service is not restricted to Australia or Western Australia, or in any specific time frame.
  • Sunday 21 November 2021
    The Scottish Special Interest Group of FamilyHistoryWA holds its meetings quarterly. Make sure you check the notes attached to the session you are booking to determine whether the session is Face-to-Face at May Street or is being held online.
  • Saturday 27 November 2021
    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 be meeting online until government restrictions and the risk associated with COVID-19 has abated.
  • Saturday 27 November 2021
    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. Meetings will include a summary of news and updates from the testing companies. Members will also tell us their stories of research methods used to tackle brickwalls, or to confirm family trees using DNA results.
  • Sunday 28 November 2021
    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.
  • Sunday 28 November 2021
    The South Australian Special Interest Group of FamilyHistoryWA meets once a quarter to assist people with South Australian ancestry to research their family history. We also plan online sessions on Tuesday mornings in March, May and October.
    FHWA Research Centre
  • Saturday 4 December 2021
    Saturday 11 September 2021 11am Brick Walls - Help with your Research Workshop Session. Please email your queries to Peter Hamersley in good time for the meeting. LSEW SIG meetings will occur quarterly on Saturdays in June, September, December and March. Meetings may be online, face-to-face or mixed mode depending on the situation at the time. This information will be updated as and when it becomes available
  • Saturday 4 December 2021
    The October meeting of the FTM User Group will be held online via Google Meet. The topic will be FACTS.