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March 2014 Edition

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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

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FFHS Highly Commended Award 2010


SUNDAY OPENINGS -- Don't forget!
From now through to October, the AIGS Library in Blackburn is open on the third Sunday of each month, from 12 noon to 4:00 pm.
  June 15   July 20   August 17   September 21   October 19
Seminar - Workhouses in England
Sunday 29 June 2014, 2.00 - 4.00pm
Detail of St James Parish Workhouse
 Presenter:  Jenny Harkness

Many family historians have found family in a Workhouse, such as the St James Parish Workhouse shown above why were they there, what was life like for them there, and how might we find out more about them?

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.
For example, the AIGS will be producing a booklet to commemorate the lives of those from Nunawading, Blackburn, Mitcham and Vermont areas who served in WW1. For more information on this initiative, go to our News and Events page.

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.

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