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8 Reasons to Join a Family History Society

Posted by Web Operations on May 6, 2019 in Australia, New Zealand, Tips and Hints There are lots of family history societies around Australia and New Zealand and they play a key role in genealogy research. Membership fees are typically very reasonable, so here are some great reasons why it’s worth joining up. 1. They […]

Information on Twentieth-Century West Australians

Genealogists researching ancestors and relatives in Australia now have access to a much wider range of electoral rolls than were available until recently. And, with electoral rolls being the nearest thing we have to census information about individuals living in Australia, that’s important. The rolls provide name, address, occupation (up to 1983) and gender. You […]

Easier Access to More Resources

Not only has the Mandurah Family History Society launched its new, easy-to-use website, it has also upgraded access to information on the computers in our Research Rooms. These resources are in addition to the resources on our website. Mandurah Family History Society research computers now provide carefully-selected links to genealogical resources for Australia generally, the […]

June 2019, Speaker – Dr Shane Burke

Last Saturday – 8 June – Dr. Shane Burke presented a talk to the MFHS General Meeting based on the Peeltown (Western Australia) encampment near Rockingham in 1829. Shane spoke of the difference between ‘history’ and ‘archaeology’, emphasizing the need to seek out primary sources as much as possible to tell the story of events […]

New Website Launched

If you are reading this then you already know. The Mandurah Family History Society now has it’s own website. This one! Much kudos to the development committee. It’s taken a lot of work getting to this point with more yet to come. We want your feedback Ultimately this site is for you, our members. We […]