Family History ACT

the home of the

Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra Inc.


Join the society or renew your membership

Please visit our shop to join or to renew your membership.

If you have an interest in genealogy you are welcome to join our society. Click here to read our brochure setting out member benefits.


The 2020 E.M. Fletcher Writing Award is NOW OPEN. Click HERE for all the information on how to enter.

If you would like to advertise the competition in your organisation or share with your friends please download the poster.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic HAGSOC are asking all volunteers and other members to be vigilant and to follow the recommended procedures for minimising risk to themselves and others.
Following the announcement by the Prime Minister, that all non-essential services be closed, the HAGSOC Library and Education Room will close until further notice.
These include all SIGs, SUGs, education and networking events were previously cancelled.
In support of our membership HAGSOC is looking at a way to communicate remotely with members so they can engage in SIGs, SUGs, support groups and other meetings. Keep an eye on the website for further information.
Continue to be aware of the symptoms of COVID-19, and if you are experiencing flu like symptoms, have been in close contact with someone suspected to be infected with COVID-19 or have been diagnosed yourself, we ask you self-isolate for a period of 14 days.
We will continue to monitor the situation in line with advice from government health organisations.
Previous announcements are available:
HAGSOC contacts for any questions you may have are:
Rosemary McKenzie our Vice-President
Cheryl Bollard, our Secretary
The policy is available here.

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Access to FamilySearch virtual films at Cook

Visitors to the Library now have access to nearly all digital collections on the FamilySearch website – if a record shows as only being viewable at a Family History Library or Affiliate Library that means you can view it at the Library. Access is immediate and you can accomplish a lot in a short time. Moreover, you do not have to pay to get the film posted from FamilySearch. Thank you FamilySearch for setting up this great service!

See the latests news and items of interest on our News blog page.

The 15th edition of Family History for Beginners and Beyond is available.

The March 2017 release of the new 15th edition designed and compiled by Danny O'Neill et al and is published in the convenient B5 size. It contains extensive references useful for beginners and the more experienced family historian.

Reduced price
Non-member cost = $20.00; Member cost =$20.00 plus postage of $14.00

Purchase your copy at our on-line shop or at the Library

Education Room Hire

To make a booking of our education room please visit our SHOP


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