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New Books in the Library
February 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 — Grandparents Day
Sunday 22 March 2015, 2.00 - 4.00pm
Grandparents picnic
 Presenters:  Ann Dixon, Jane Davies and Wendy Brown

Calling all grandparents! Here's your opportunity to share your interest in family history with your grandchildren. Join us at the AIGS Library for an afternoon of entertaining family ‘detective’ themed activities, including stories, puzzles and games.

$15 per family (members & non-members) — bookings are essential

Do you have the ideas, energy and enthusiasm to help lead
the AIGS into the future as a relevant, dynamic society?

Nominations for the 2015 AIGS Council are now open, and will close at 3.30pm on the third Monday in February (16 February 2015). Nomination forms are available from the Office or can be downloaded as a PDF if you click here.

Council consists of the Executive (comprising the President, two Vice Presidents, Treasurer, Assistant Secretary [Correspondence]) and up to 10 Ordinary Councillors, who oversee a number of portfolios. These will be discussed and allocated at the first Council meeting after the Annual General Meeting in April 2015.


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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