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Until the current pandemic restrictions are lifted all events for FamilyHistoryWA will be conducted ONLINE.
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

  • Wednesday 8 April 2020
    This online session will be run by Activities. On Tuesday evening you will receive an email containing a Google Meet invitation code. Once you have the email, you simple click on the code to join the meeting. Feel free to join the meeting up to 30 minutes ahead of time if you are concerned about using this technology. Boil the kettle make a cuppa and join us Online to share your genealogy stories. Engage in conversation, learn and enjoy being with fellow members Please book thru trybookings
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Friday 17 April 2020
    This Brickwalls session is targeted at members who are having problems researching their ancestors in all parts of the world. Grab a cup of coffee/tea and join us and other members to discuss new ways and alternative ideas to breakdown some of those walls. On Thursday evening the 16th April you will receive an email containing a Google Meet invitation code. Please click on the link to join the session. Please book through Trybookings, the link is available on the FHWA website
  • Saturday 18 April 2020
    At our first online meeting, Jenny Ibrahim is going to give us a presentation on "Serendipity - Good luck in finding things unintentionally with DNA", a story about NPE in her first cousins.
  • The regular meeting of users of Millenia Corp's Legacy Family Tree software
  • 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
    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.
    Online Video Conference
  • Our first online meeting will continue exploring the use of source citations that we started in March.

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