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== Welcome to ''WAGS Wiki'' ==
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<big>'''Welcome to WAGS ''GenWiki'''''</big>
The objective of this Wiki is to provide a detailed and expanding state wide '''Western Australian''' knowledge base of items on all aspects of family history and genealogical research and education.
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It is envisaged that this Wiki will include: details of the information available; locations of the data, whether held in public or private repositories or collections; whether the data is in hard copy or digital format; and whether accessible online.  
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The objective of WAGS GenWiki is to provide a detailed and expanding knowledge base on all aspects of genealogical and family history research and education, in particular for '''[[Western Australia]]'''.  
  
It is not intended to be an index or list of items available through commercial or online pay sites, nor a catalogue of items available in libraries, these organisations have their own catalogues.
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It is envisaged that WAGS GenWiki will include: details of the information available; locations of the data, whether held in public or private repositories or collections; whether the data is in hard copy or digital format; and whether accessible online.  
  
Public repositories not only cover open collections held by Government jurisdictions, either Federal, State or Local, but also include information held by these jurisdictions which is not readily available to the public. These repositories include [[State & Local Government Cemeteries]], [[State Hospitals]], [[State Libraries]], [[Local Libraries]], [[State and Local Government Museums]], [[State Schools]], [[Universities]] and [[Colleges]], and other government or semi-government institutions such as [[Public utilities]].
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We hope that with the help of contributors, WAGS GenWiki will provide a road map for genealogy and family history research and in particular for Western Australian research.
  
Other research and education organisations may also house public collections, including those run by non-government and not for profit organisations such as [[Genealogical and Family History Societies]], and [[Local History Societies or Groups]].
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Categories in the Wiki include:
  
Public research facilities and repositories would include; [[Local Studies Centers]], usually associated with local libraries; volunteer organisations operating a publicly available facility or service; and purely online research facilities; among others.
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* [[Basics]]
  
[[Metropolitan Repositories]] and [[Country Repositories]], may be public or private, and may also provide education about, and house significant collections of information and data of interest to family historians.
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* [[Computers]]
  
Private collections or repositories, include those held by institutions and other organisations such as: [[Churches and other Religious organisations]]; [[Church Cemeteries]]; [[Public Corporations]] and [[Private Corporations]]; Funeral directors; [[Private Hospitals]]; [[Private Museums]]; [[Private Schools]], [[Private Colleges]] and [[Private Universities]]; and also [[private individual collections]]; all of whom may provide access to their records or collections to members of the public or to specialist researchers, on request.
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* [[Education]]
  
To contribute to ''WAGS Wiki'' you must be registered on the [http://membership.wags.org.au/ WAGS website].
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* [[Research]]
  
Log in to the Wiki is via the WAGS Website log in, and then navigate back to the [http://wiki.wags.org.au WAGS Wiki]. Contributions will be monitored, and moderated if necessary.  
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* [[Repositories]]
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To contribute to WAGS GenWiki you must be registered on the [http://membership.wags.org.au/ WAGS website].
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Log in to WAGS GenWiki is via the WAGS Website log in, and then navigate back to the [http://wiki.wags.org.au WAGS GenWiki]. Contributions will be monitored, and moderated if necessary.  
  
 
All wiki pages are open to the public.
 
All wiki pages are open to the public.
  
We hope that you are able to contribute to the WAGS Wiki of family history and genealogical knowledge base for Western Australia.
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We hope that you are able to contribute to the WAGS GenWiki of family history and genealogical knowledge base.
 
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Consult the [//meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Contents User's Guide] for information on using the wiki software.
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--WAGS Webmaster 15:50, 3 May 2013 (EST)
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Category:[[GenWiki]]

Latest revision as of 08:35, 5 May 2013

Welcome to WAGS GenWiki

The objective of WAGS GenWiki is to provide a detailed and expanding knowledge base on all aspects of genealogical and family history research and education, in particular for Western Australia.

It is envisaged that WAGS GenWiki will include: details of the information available; locations of the data, whether held in public or private repositories or collections; whether the data is in hard copy or digital format; and whether accessible online.

We hope that with the help of contributors, WAGS GenWiki will provide a road map for genealogy and family history research and in particular for Western Australian research.

Categories in the Wiki include:


To contribute to WAGS GenWiki you must be registered on the WAGS website.

Log in to WAGS GenWiki is via the WAGS Website log in, and then navigate back to the WAGS GenWiki. Contributions will be monitored, and moderated if necessary.

All wiki pages are open to the public.

We hope that you are able to contribute to the WAGS GenWiki of family history and genealogical knowledge base.


Consult the User's Guide for information on using the wiki software.


--WAGS Webmaster 15:50, 3 May 2013 (EST)

Category:GenWiki