Family History ACT

The Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra Inc.


The 16th edition of Family History for Beginners and Beyond is now available.

FHBB front cover.pngThis book is flying off the shelf and readers are sharing their delight with this revised edition – "it’s easy to read" ... "it’s a gem" … "thank you for developing such a wonderful resource" … "Family History for Beginners and Beyond is a resource that everyone researching their Australian roots should have as a reference guide".

The book is a practical guide to help readers trace their ancestry and family story and includes extensive references for beginners and for the more experienced family historian.  Topics range from practical, “how to” advice for beginners; to the how and why of record keeping; pointers to extensive resources, and through to ways of expanding and sharing family history discoveries.  This 16th edition builds on the solid foundations of previous issues and includes five new chapters – Australian land records, Chinese Australian ancestors, DNA, Military records and writing your story.

This publication has a long history and was first published as Family History for Beginners in 1981. The 10th edition was renamed Family History for Beginners & Beyond in January 1998. The previous, 15th, edition was published in 2017 with major updates and amendments and this new edition includes even more.

Browse the extensive topics and see for yourself what a valuable book this 16th edition of Family History for Beginners and Beyond will be in your collection.

The publication is a B5 size, spiral bound for ease of reading and contains 310 pages of revised, updated, and new material.    BUY NOW.