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March 2014 Edition

New Books in the Library
June 2014


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

  New Interest Groups for 2013

London & South-East England

Early Victoria & Tasmania
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FFHS Highly Commended Award 2010


August is National Family History Month and the AIGS will be holding two free Family History Classes for (non-member) Beginners at the Library between 10 am and 12 noon on Sunday 3rd and 10th August. Bookings are essential, so call 9877 3877 or email to reserve your place. Come and see how AIGS can help you get started and what resources we have to help you in your research.

August 2014 marks 100 years since the start of the First World War (1914 - 1918). Across the globe, the war's centenary will be marked by millions of people, in places of special importance and in ways that are personally meaningful to them.
Across Victoria, local communities will be able to plan their own memorials and to share in the stories of those who served, through the Victorian Government's ANZAC Centenary web site.

Our contribution will be to launch "For God, King and Country -- The Great War 1914 - 1919 : They Answered the Call" at Blackburn RSL, Diggers' Walk, off South Parade, Blackburn at 2:30 pm on Sunday, August 3rd.

Cr Helen Harris OAM will be officially launching the publication, and the Guest Speaker will be Dr David Holloway, Former President, Royal Australian Armoured Corps Assoc (Vic); Shrine of Remembrance Medal winner 2011; and Patron of the 4th Light Horse Association. ALL WELCOME.
Seminar - Short Family History Hands-On Workshops
August 6 / 11 / 20 / 27, 3.00 - 5.00pm
Presenter:  Alex Glennie

A presentation of some family history resources, with Scottish examples, showing how to find elusive ancestors in a variety of ways.
All sessions will run from 3.00 to 5.00 pm -- each session is the same, and will include some "Hands-On" time.
Maximum 10 participants per session, and bookings are essential -- ph. (03) 9877 3789 or e-mail to book a seat.
Cost for AIGS members: $15; Non-members: $17.50

SUNDAY OPENINGS -- Don't forget!
Through to October, the AIGS Library in Blackburn is open on the third Sunday of each month, from 12 noon to 4:00 pm.
  August 17   September 21   October 19

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