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  The Genealogist 
December 2015 Edition

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August 2016


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 . . .
2015 Alexander Henderson Award winners
2015 Don Grant Award winners

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Bristol Suspension Bridge
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FFHS Highly Commended Award 2010


Call for Nominations for AIGS Council

Do you have the ideas, energy and enthusiasm to help lead the AIGS into the future as a relevant, dynamic society?? Nominations are currently being invited for elections to the AIGS Council for 2017. To find out more about what's involved, and how to submit your nomination, click here. But don't dawdle, because nominations must be received at the AIGS office by 3.30pm on February 20th.


* * *   ROAD CLOSURE   * * *

December 27, 2016 - January 30, 2017
Blackburn Rd any old day
(Hopefully, ) a soon-to-be-former "normal" peak hour on Blackburn Road

The Victorian State Government's Level Crossing Removal Project is at last coming to Blackburn, where the railway crossing will be closed for the summer to allow excavation and construction works to proceed for its replacement. It is scheduled to re-open as a road bridge over lowered rail lines, at the end of January, 2017. Site works will continue throughout the first half of the year.

If you're planning on visiting AIGS during this period, there are a few things you'll need to know about access to our office, over the road from the railway station. You can find out what they are 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 now catalogued some 42,000 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 a 16Gb USB key for $48 (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, or from the compiler .

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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