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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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FFHS Highly Commended Award 2010


Heritage Week in Whitehorse
8–15 September 2016

As a part of Heritage Week 2016, the AIGS is holding an event on Wednesday 14 September from 7.30pm – 9pm entitled ‘The Art of Finding Family’. Tell your friends and family about this free session where they can learn how to begin their family history journey.
      Where : AIGS Library, 1/41 Railway Road, Blackburn
      Bookings essential : 9877 3789 or via

Seminar - Finding Ancestors in the Pre-1920 British Army
Sunday 25 September 2016, 2.00 - 4.00pm
Military Gunslingers
 Presenter:  Alex Glennie

Where can you locate and look up the military records of your male ancestors who served in the British Army of the 18th and 19th Century? Come to our seminar to find out!


The AIGS Library will close at 4pm on Friday 9th December, to enable the server, network and computers to be upgraded before Christmas. It will reopen at 10am on Monday 9th January, 2017.


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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