Family History ACT

the home of the

Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra


Library Opening hours
Tuesday11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Thursday11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Saturday2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Sunday2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Annual Closure – the library will
close at 3:30pm on 13 December
and reopen at 11:00am
9 January 2018.

Check the Events calendar for
public holiday and other closures.

Welcome to The Heraldry and Genealogy Society of Canberra. We look forward to seeing you in the Library, at our monthly meetings or at one of our education sessions.

2017 AGM Outcome

Council members at the AGM
Gina Tooke, Jenny Higgins, Anne Beasley, Robyn Coghlan, Sue Pillans and Nick Reddan

At the AGM held at the Cook Community Hall the following were elected Nick Reddan, President; Jennifer Higgins, Vice-President; Gina Tooke, Secretary; and Anne Beasley, Robyn Coghlan, Clare McGuiness, Rosemary McKenzie and Sue Pillans – Council Members. Congratulations on their election.

While we are sure these will form an effective committee, it is disappointing some council positions remain unfilled and in particular no one has nominated for Treasurer.

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.

Non-member cost = $35.00; Member cost =$31.50 plus postage of $14.00

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

Join the society

Click here to read our brochure setting out member benefits.

If you have an interest in genealogy you are welcome to join our society. Please visit our shop to join or to renew your membership.

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