Family History ACT

The Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra Inc.



The Library is now open as usual after the end of year closure.
We note with sadness the passing of our esteemed Fellow and Life Member Eunice Marian Fletcher (nee Sciffer)
We are offering a new course on 3 December to help people read 16th and 17th century script.
The council appointed at the AGM held on 1 November 2016
Our long time member, Cedric Pratt, passed away on Thursday 8th September not long after his 90th birthday. Cedric joined HAGSOC on 3rd July 1968 and was a keen researcher at HAGSOC and NLA and a regular attendee at our meetings. He was pleased to be able to attend our Conference in 2013 and Congress in 2015. As many family historians are, Cedric was very keen on visiting cemeteries and, in HAGSOC early days, contributed taped recordings of details of headstones in many small and isolated cemeteries that he visited. We will remember Cedric with fondness and he will be missed.
September Monthly Meeting invited talk "Richard Brooks: From Convict Ship Captain to Pillar of Early Colonial Australia." – Christine Maher
The meeting was entertained by a short play
One day Conference at the NLA
Get more out of Trove 7
John Grenham's quick and dirty list
The Library of Lionel A. Gilbert
The National Library has announced that they are releasing an major upgrade of TROVE.