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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.

Current Events

Past Events

  • 18 August 2019 2:00 PM
    The regular meeting of the Scottish SIG of FamilyHistoryWA
    FHWA Unit 6 Workshop
  • 20 August 2019 2:00 PM
    The regular meeting of users of Millenia Corp's Legacy Family Tree software
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • 24 August 2019 10:30 AM
    Cemeteries in India and South East Asia. We will discuss where you can find burials and graves and will be demonstrating the British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia (BACSA) website. If you have had success in locating burials in India or South East Asian cemeteries, please bring along the information to share.
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • 24 August 2019 1:30PM
    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
  • Saturday 31 August 2019
    A Two Hour session for new members or those intending to join, or those members just wanting a refresher. Discover what services and resources are available at WAGS (Western Australian Genealogical Society) Topics and demonstrations include WAGS Library – how to use the Library catalogue and information on the Library computers, Special Interest Groups, Activities program, bookshop, genealogy software, WAGSnet, WAGS Forum and lots more. Coffee & tea provided.
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • 4 September 2019 10:00 AM
    A group of family historians who go beyond names and dates to flesh out the stories behind the ancestors.
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • 6 September 2019 2:30 PM
    The regular research session of the Scottish SIG of FamilyHistoryWA
    FHWA Unit 6 Workshop
  • Saturday 7 September 2019
    The quarterly meeting of the DNA Special Interest Group of FamilyHistoryWA. Details of guest speakers will be announced closer to the date.
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • 8 September 2019 10:00 AM
    Regular meeting of the North of England Special Interest Group of FamilyHistoryWA
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • 9 September 2019 12:00 PM
    Genealogical Software with Chris Harris An open and interactive session talking about the types of software available to record your family history. 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
  • 10 September 2019 7:00 PM
    The guest speaker for this social evening is Mike Murray who will talk about his Hidden DNA and how “it was a combination of revelation,twists and turns and part-solution of the family mystery!” Wine and cheese from 7:00 to 7:30 before the presentation with coffee & cake afterwards.
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • Thursday 12 September 2019
    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
  • 14 September 2019 11:00 AM
    The monthly meeting of the FamilyHistoryWA Technoloby Special Interest Group (formerly known as the Computer SIG).
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • Wednesday 18 September 2019
    For new members or those intending to join, or those members just wanting a refresher. Discover what services and resources are available at WAGS (Western Australian Genealogical Society) Topics and demonstrations include WAGS Library – how to use the Library catalogue and information on the Library computers, Special Interest Groups, Activities program, bookshop, genealogy software, WAGSnet, WAGS Forum and lots more. Coffee & tea provided.
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • Saturday 21 September 2019
    The regular quarterly meeting of the London, South of England and Wales Special Interest Group of FamilyHistoryWA
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • Sunday 22 September 2019
    The regular meeting of users of Millenia Corp's Legacy Family Tree software
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • Monday 23 September 2019
    "What Do I Do Next?" is an interactive session where we can encourage each other with suggestions for the next research step. Problems can be presented and suggestions made to get through, around or over. These sessions are informal and your participation is encouraged. Bring your lunch to eat around the table. Afterwards the library will be open to continue your research.
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • Tuesday 24 September 2019
    Demonstration how to navigate through the National Library of Australia's website TROVE. This hands-on 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
    FHWA Unit 6 Meeting Room
  • Wednesday 2 October 2019
    A group of family historians who go beyond names and dates to flesh out the stories behind the ancestors.
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • Friday 4 October 2019
    The regular research session of the Scottish SIG of FamilyHistoryWA
    FHWA Unit 6 Workshop
  • Thursday 10 October 2019
    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
  • 12 October 2019 11:00 AM
    The monthly meeting of the FamilyHistoryWA Technology Special Interest Group (formerly known as the Computer SIG).
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • Sunday 13 October 2019
    Speaker TBA The Convict SIG Committee will give you an Update on the amazing stories emerging from the WA Convict Publication Project research.
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • Monday 14 October 2019
    The 1939 Register, released online by Findmypast in partnership with The National Archives, can be seen to be the only surviving overview of the civil population of England and Wales spanning the period 1921-1951. It bridges a census gap that risked losing an entire generation, and is a fascinating resource for anyone interested in family history research. 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 w
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • Wednesday 16 October 2019
    For new members or those intending to join, or those members just wanting a refresher. Discover what services and resources are available at WAGS (Western Australian Genealogical Society) Topics and demonstrations include WAGS Library – how to use the Library catalogue and information on the Library computers, Special Interest Groups, Activities program, bookshop, genealogy software, WAGSnet, WAGS Forum and lots more. Coffee & tea provided.
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • 19 October 2019 10:00 AM
    Special Interest Group EPG
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • 20 October 2019 2:00 PM
    The meeting of the Irish Special Interest Group (Workshop) Continuing with our 2019 focus on Back to Basics, the theme for our Oct meeting will be a workshop to put all that you have learnt into practice. We will be running a Brick Wall session in Unit 4 concurrently with the use of the computer room and library in unit 5 and 6 for personal research.
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • 27 October 2019 2:00 PM
    The regular meeting of users of Millenia Corp's Legacy Family Tree software
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • Tuesday 29 October 2019
    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
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • 1 November 2019 2:30 PM
    The regular research session of the Scottish SIG of FamilyHistoryWA
    FHWA Unit 6 Workshop
  • Saturday 2 November 2019
    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
  • Saturday 2 November 2019
    The regular quarterly meeting of the Western Australian Special Interest Group of FHWA
    FHWA Meeting Room
  • 3 November 2019 2:00 PM
    Regular quarterly meeting of the European Special Interest Group of Family HistoryWA
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • 6 November 2019 10:00 AM
    A group of family historians who go beyond names and dates to flesh out the stories behind the ancestors.
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • 9 November 2019 11:00 AM
    The monthly meeting of the FamilyHistoryWA Technology Special Interest Group.
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • 10 November 2019 10:00 AM
    A time to do research uninterrupted on your Northern English Ancestors. With the help of fellow members, you can research, ask for guidance and knock down those brickwalls. So come along and do some research and see what we can discover together!
    FHWA Unit 6 Workshop
  • 11 November 2019 12:00 PM
    Using military records for family history - Military records can be a rich source of information for family historians. Come along and share your stories of how you have used these records to help your research. 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
  • 16 November 2019 10:00 AM
    The Eastern Australian Special Interest Group meeting
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
  • 16 November 2019 1:30 PM
    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
  • 19 November 2019 2:00 PM
    The regular meeting of users of Millenia Corp's Legacy Family Tree software
    FHWA Unit 4 Meeting Room
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