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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 Thursday 24 September 2020 and Saturday 3 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 Thursday 24 September 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 8 people.
    Online
  • Thursday 24 September 2020
    Learn to build a classy website using only a GEDCOM file and GedSite 3.0. GedSite is the best way to publish your GEDCOM data in HTML format. It has more features and provides more control than any other GEDCOM-based method. If you are serious about publishing your genealogy data on the Web, or if you are sharing your data with family members on thumb-drives or DVDs, you need GedSite!
    Online
  • Between Friday 25 September 2020 and 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
  • 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 Thursday 1 October 2020 and 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
  • 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 Sunday 4 October 2020 and Thursday 10 December 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
  • Between Thursday 8 October 2020 and 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
  • The regular monthly meeting of the FamilyHistoryWA Technology Special Interest Group.
    Online
  • 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 Monday 12 October 2020 and 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 13 October 2020 and 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
  • Between Wednesday 14 October 2020 and 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
  • Thursday 15 October 2020
    This session will run through the tools and techniques available to make AncestryDNA a major element of your family history research.
    Online
  • Sunday 18 October 2020
    This online meeting will include  Cheryl Hebbs who will lead a team, to help break down your Irish Brick Wall using a strategic approach, along with a visitor, Laura Colleran who will be joining us from Ireland Reaching Out to help with local Irish knowledge.
    Online
  • Tuesday 20 October 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
  • Between Wednesday 21 October 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
  • Between Wednesday 21 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
  • Tuesday 27 October 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Between Sunday 17 January 2021 and Sunday 17 October 2021
    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 Saturday 6 February 2021 and Saturday 6 November 2021
    The Master Genealogist Special Interest Group will meet quarterly online on the first Saturday of the month in 2021.
    Online
  • Between Saturday 13 March 2021 and Saturday 11 December 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.
    Online