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== [[Genealogy and Family History Education]] ==
== [[Genealogy and Family History Education]] ==
There are many groups in WA who provide [[education courses]] on how to go about genealogical or family history research and [[research methods]].
=== Courses ===
The Western Australian Genealogical Society is a leader in this area and has a comprehensive [http://membership.wags.org.au/membership-mainmenu-44/education Education Programme] covering many aspects of research.
Many of the local studies libraries provide short courses on their own collections, and also have outside speakers on family history topics.
[[Country based societies]] run their own courses from time to time and draw on their local knowledge and talent as well as guest speakers.
=== Talks ===
In addition to specific courses on genealogy and family history, there are various [[discussion groups]] in the Perth Metropolitan area, and also in country WA, who conduct [[informal talks]]. Some of these groups meet on a regular basis, others are more ad-hoc, but all provide an interesting mix of topics.
=== Special Interests ===
[[Special Interest Groups]] provide a place to pursue specialist knowledge.
Many organisations hold courses on specialist topics, e.g. WAGS Special Interest Groups, WA Museums, The Royal Western Australian Historical Society, and others.

Revision as of 17:30, 3 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.

It is not intended that WAGS GenWiki 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.

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.

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