Well, who do you think you are?

The society held an open day with many people taking the opportunity to explore the resources held in our library and computer room (units 4-6, 48 May Street, Bayswater).

It was a fantastic time to highlight the society’s role in the Perth community as a leading family history society.

Special interest groups with a focus on Europe, India, Asia, Ireland, the United Kingdom, WA and other States of Australia were kept busy assisting people with research inquiries.

In the week leading up to the open day, society volunteers were involved with the State Library of Western Australia family history events as speakers and helping visitors at the genealogy centre.

Have you ever wondered about your family history and longed to find more information?

Do you know who your ancestors are? Where did they come from? Where did they live? What did they do?

If you haven’t already started delving into your family history, why not start now?

Don’t worry if you don’t know where to begin. There is a huge amount of resources in our library ” books, maps, journals and databases with information from all around the world ” and volunteers are available to help you.

Our website is also a great place to start. Have a look at the genealogy links and hints and tips on the education page.

Over many years, society members have compiled many valuable research databases and these are on the members-only section.

This includes more than 600,000 passengers arriving in Fremantle from 1829 to 1926, cemetery headstone transcriptions plus lots more.

Free monthly orientation sessions are held to show what resources are available in our library and on our website.

For more information call 9271 4311, email pr@wags.org.au or visit www.wags.org.au