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Access to indexes, information and publications, including Financial Report for 2016
  The Genealogist 
December 2015 Edition

New Resources in the Library
March 2017


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

  New Interest Group
Bristol Suspension Bridge
Bristol, Gloucestershire and Herefordshire
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AIGS Events

AIGS Surname Interest Database
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FFHS Highly Commended Award 2010


* * *   AIGS Annual Luncheon 2017   * * *
Sunday 28th May 12.00 noon for 12.30

This year we are proud to present Dr Madonna Grehan as our guest speaker
"A Caring Miscellany: Nurses, Midwives and Attendants in Victoria, 1840-1940"

Cost: $45 per head (drinks at own cost)
Bookings are essential for this event and must be received with payment by 12th May 2016.
Booking form and details

* * *   Overseas Newspapers Online   * * *
Sunday 23 April 2 pm 4 pm

Trove newspapers online is wonderful for Australia, what is there for other countries?

Presented by Gail White

AIGS members:$15.00 | GSV members:$17.50 | Non-members:$20.00
Bookings are essential for this event.
Phone 9877 3789 or book via to reserve your place.


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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