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June 2015 Edition

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June 2015


Alexander Henderson Award and Don Grant Award
for the best Australian family history and the best Australian historical biography.
Details of both awards and entry forms . . .
2014 Alexander Henderson Award winners
2014 Don Grant Award winners

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FFHS Highly Commended Award 2010


Seminar Newspapers Online
Sunday 23 August 2015, 2.00 - 4.00pm

Learn how to find out more about your ancestors from online newspaper archives, both here and overseas.

Presented by Gail White

AIGS members $15 ; GSV members $17.50; Non-members $20

Bookings are essential

Where Do I Come From? Lilydale's Family History Weekend

Whether you come from Lilydale or not, you might still be interested in the Family History Weekend that's being held by the AIGS and Lilydale & District Historical Society at the Old Lilydale Courthouse, 61 Castella St, Lilydale, on Saturday & Sunday August 15 and 16, between 10am and 2pm.

Experienced genealogists and researchers will be available to help anyone with an interest in tracing their family history. You can download a flyer by clicking here.

The latest publication by the AIGS, 'VICTORIAN CROWN GRANTEES INDEX, Part 3' has now been released for use on Windows PCs.

It's available for purchase from the AIGS Library for only $99.00 plus $5.00 postage. This CD contains 164,000 names from 701 parishes in Victoria who were the first buyers or selectors of land from the Crown.

To order, please ring the Office on 9877 3789 or .

Bendigo Family History Group has recently catalogued some 38,000 images and listed over 55,000 interments from the Bendigo Public Cemetery.
The first burial on the cemetery register was in 1858. The cemetery was gazetted in 1875 and was originally known as Back Creek Cemetery.

These valuable research records are available on CD for $40, or optionally on a 16Gb USB key for $45 (plus $7 postage & handling for each within Australia). These and other early Bendigo records can be ordered through the "Sales" page of the Bendigo Family History Group's web site.

The latest publication by the AIGS, 'For God King and Country, They Answered the Call: a Salute to the Blackburn, Mitcham, Nunawading and Vermont Volunteers' by Shirley Devery, has now been released!

It's available for purchase from the AIGS Library for only $20.00.

Please ring the Office on 9877 3789 for postage costs.

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