The extra mile...Mike and Gary

Whilst the rest of us are preparing for Christmas, some dedicated WAGS members were hard at work to improve the experience of being in the WAGS Library Non-book area. Thanks Ian and Ian and all those assembled for getting this important project underway !

The Server Room

In order to provide a quieter area for research in unit six, WAGS is building an enclosed air conditioned room to house the server machines that share and store data around our organisation.

The project, designed by Simon and Simon, commenced last Saturday 12th December, when members of the Computer SIG assisted in shifting the long computer table away from the rear wall.

Passenger Arrivals and Departures for Swan River Colony 1826-1838 SwanRiver Colony Passenger Arrivals and Departures 1826-1838

This article was first published in August 2012.

This significant set of Western Australian historical data, produced by Graham Bown on behalf of the Swan River Pioneers 1829-1838, (a Special Interest Group of the Western Australian Genealogical Society Inc.), is available to WAGS members via the WAGS website as from 23 August 2012.

A new way to find new acquisitions

Twelve months ago, the bookshelves in the WAGS library were culled of obsolete and duplicated material. Since then, they've been filling up again and members making regular visits to the Society's premises in Bayswater would have seen some of the new titles displayed on the bookcase facing the main entrance into the Library.

Now all members are able to see what new items have been added to the WAGS Library.

GRO Microfiche GRO Fiche

This item was first published in August 2012.

When I first joined WAGS back in the last century, like many of you, I lined up at the large desk in Unit 6 waiting my turn to receive the four GRO microfiche I'd requested.

What's in a number plate

This afternoon I have been digitising some of our family photographs, concentrating on those featuring motor cars. Most of the vehicles in the pics were built from scratch by my Dad, a motor mechanic of extraordinary ability.

My lack of interest in and knowledge about cars is well known (as evidence check out my cellulite ridden Hyundai) but I was curious about the make and model of the vehicles captured in the photos as well as their owners and remembered a source discovered during my working days in the Battye Library. It is now available online.