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June 2014 Edition

New Books in the Library
March 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 . . .
2013 Alexander Henderson Award winners
2013 Don Grant Award winners

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FFHS Highly Commended Award 2010


Seminar Great-Grandma Was A Convict!
Sunday 24 May 2015, 2.00 - 4.00pm
Presenters:  Marion Taylor and Noelene Goodwin

Discover how to find your female convict ancestors, the records that are available and the kind of stories that you can bring to light.

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

Bookings are essential


It's on again! This year's AIGS Annual Luncheon will be held on Sunday, May 31st, at the Box Hill Golf Club, 202 Station Street, Box Hill. Doors open at 12.00 noon for 12.30, and the cost will be $50 per head, with any drinks at your own cost.

Mix with other AIGS members and friends in picturesque surroundings! You will hear the announcement of the winners and entrants of the Alexander Henderson and the Don Grant Awards for 2014 whilst having the opportunity to meet the winners and browse their books. The price of your ticket includes a delicious sit-down luncheon and a special guest speaker, this year representing the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne.

Booking forms can be downloaded from here, or can be requested from the Office Manager or by calling 9877 3789. Please note that no applications will be accepted after May 13th, 2015, and that bookings will not be accepted without payment.


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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