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  The Genealogist 
December 2015 Edition

New Books in the Library
October 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 . . .
2014 Alexander Henderson Award winners
2014 Don Grant Award winners

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FFHS Highly Commended Award 2010


AIGS 2016 Annual Luncheon
May 29th

This year's guest speaker, Dr Liz Rushen, is the author of a number of books on early female migration to Australia. Hear the announcements of the winners and entrants of the Alexander Henderson and Don Grant Awards for 2015 while meeting the winners and browsing their books, over a delicious sit-down luncheon.

For more details, download the booking form by clicking on this link, request it by email from the or by phone on 9877 3789.

Please note bookings cannot be taken without payment, and due to catering commitments, no payments can be accepted after May 15th, 2016.

Seminar - Beginning Your Irish Research
Sunday 26 June 2016, 2.00 - 4.00pm
Irish countryside
 Presenter:  Lyn Thorne

Learn how to get started, which records to look for, and useful strategies to help build your Irish family tree. Come and find out, at this month's Seminar.
Bookings are essential.


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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