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

Current Events

Past Events

  • Between Sunday 12 July 2020 and Sunday 10 January 2021
    The quarterly meeting of the Convict Special Interest Group of FamilyHistoryWA.
    Online
  • Between Sunday 12 July 2020 and Sunday 16 August 2020
    The Scottish Special Interest Group of FamilyHistoryWA hold meetings once a quarter on a Sunday afternoon and monthly research sessions on a Friday.
    Online
  • Between Monday 13 July 2020 and Monday 9 November 2020
    Grab a coffee or your lunch and join us for this month's Genie Chatter topic which will focus on International Research. Discuss and find out how and where to source information for countries other than the UK and Australia
    Online
  • Between Monday 13 July 2020 and Saturday 25 July 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 15 July 2020 and Wednesday 18 November 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, in our Research Centre 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
  • Saturday 18 July 2020
    The regular meeting of the DNA SIG of FamilyHistoryWA will include an overview of techniques and tools used in analysing DNA matches.
    Online
  • Christine Timoney will be talking about "IRELAND REACHING OUT ", a global network helping people of Irish descent reconnect with their roots’
    Online
  • Tuesday 21 July 2020
    Have you ever considered that cemeteries are time capsules of social and cultural history of their times? Have you ever wondered why particular symbols or epitaphs were used on nineteenth-century headstones? Join historian Sandy Hayward in an overview of the East Perth Cemeteries landscape, as she reviews trends in monuments, symbols and epitaphs, as well as changing social attitudes to life and death in nineteenth-century Perth.
    Online
  • Between Tuesday 21 July 2020 and Tuesday 18 August 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
  • Between Wednesday 22 July 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
  • Thursday 23 July 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 8 people.
    Online
  • Between Thursday 23 July 2020 and Saturday 21 November 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.
    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
  • Between Monday 27 July 2020 and Saturday 8 August 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Tuesday 4 August 2020
    Our July 2020 meeting will deal with the creation and use of Filters in FTM. Our online meetings will continue for the time being, and will almost certainly continue in some form even after all restrictions have been lifted.
    ONLINE
  • 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 regular monthly meeting of the FamilyHistoryWA Technology Special Interest Group.
    Online
  • The NoESIG is a group of people researching ancestors in the North of England, including the Island of Mann and down to Rutland. We meet to help others with their family history journey.
    Online using Google Meet
  • 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
  • Friday 21 August 2020
    This is a Q & A session following up with Questions from the previous Digital Wills with Jenni Ibrahim.
    Online
  • 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
  • The regular quarterly meeting of the London, South of England and Wales Special Interest Group of FamilyHistoryWA will be online
    Online

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