Family History ACT

The Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra Inc.



Sue Pillans has highlighted the importance of using maps in research and included references to get started.
October 3, Saturday afternoon just over 60 people met in our first face-to-face event since COVID shutdown. The winner of the E.M. Fletcher writing award was announced and presented by the committee and the judges.
Sue Mann and Jo Rush let us know some of the interesting things that are available through the selection of exchange journals now available in the Members Area of our website.
With the HAGSOC Library opening up again, Barbara Moore gives us an insight into some of the gems in our library of over 14,500 books, both Australian and overseas.
HAGSOC has benefited from the ACT Heritage grants on two projects which lift our profile in the community and extend our searching capability for the Father Brian Maher collection.
Recently Gina Tooke lead a project team continuing to index the Admission Registers for one of our local schools. The HAGSOC Library now holds a copy of the indexes.
A number of organisations have made their in house databases and/or their subscription sites available for FREE online during the COVID-19 lockdown. Sue has provided a short-list and description of some of these sites.
The 16th edition of "Family History for Beginners and Beyond" is a resource that everyone researching their Australian roots should have as a reference guide.
In this age of technology there are so many genealogy tools to choose from and everyone wants to know which ones are best. Ann Peut has put together a list of her favourite tools. (The article was also in the July HHH.)
With National Family History Month in August, Sue Pillans has put together some hints and tips for getting started (and continuing) with your family history.
Clare McGuiness, convenor of the Writers SIG, encourages us to get writing.
Writing Competition CLOSING SOON The 2020 E.M. Fletcher competition closes on 15 July. Read about the judges tips!
Time to learn some indexing skills.
Search options for the Ancestral Searcher
At the AGM on 5 November the council for the next year was elected
DNA Down Under early bird registration closing soon
Vale Rhonda Kerr
AGM Results
The ABC has published an interesting story about Cheddar Man's DNA