News Archives
2022
Martyn Killion, Director of Collections at NSW State Archives joins us to look at what’s new July Monthly Members Meeting 2nd July 2022
Martyn Killion, Director of Collections at NSW State Archives joins us to look at what’s new.
Find out about the upcoming Irish research talks on Sat 2 July and Sat 9 July. 
Book your place now! RESEARCHING IRISH ANCESTORS 2nd July 2022
Find out about the upcoming Irish research talks on Sat 2 July and Sat 9 July. Book your place now!.
The 2022 E.M. Fletcher Writing Competition closes on Friday 15th July. Enter your story now. WRITING COMPETITION: CLOSES SOON 2nd July 2022
The 2022 E.M. Fletcher Writing Competition closes on Friday 15th July. Enter your story now..
A three-week on-line course with Michelle Leonard to advance your DNA research skills 1027 Advancing DNA research 30th June 2022
A three-week on-line course with Michelle Leonard to advance your DNA research skills.
Expressions of interest for the Irish History Retreat at Galong in November 2022 close June 30! Express your interest today! 17th June 2022
Expressions of interest for the Irish History Retreat at Galong in November 2022 close June 30!.
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Join Lynn Palermo, the Armchair Genealogist in a short course to enliven your writing Shaping Research into Stories 10th June 2022
Join Lynn Palermo, the Armchair Genealogist in a short course to enliven your writing.
Join our Convict SIG meeting on 8 June 2022 to learn about Convicts in the Parramatta Region The Convict era in Parramatta 27th May 2022
Join our Convict SIG meeting on 8 June 2022 to learn about Convicts in the Parramatta Region.
Come to a meeting on Saturday, 4 June 2022 10:30am to 12:30pm to discuss researching British India. British India Family History Discussion 22nd May 2022
Come to a meeting on Saturday, 4 June 2022 10:30am to 12:30pm to discuss researching British India. .
See the latest exhibition at the Cook Community Hub about cricket on the Limestone Plains. Fooling Around in Flannels 8th May 2022
See the latest exhibition at the Cook Community Hub about cricket on the Limestone Plains..
16 May 2022 Brian Donovan presents a Zoom seminar Tracing Poor & Destitute Irish 8th May 2022
16 May 2022 Brian Donovan presents a Zoom seminar "Tracing the poor and destitute Irish"..
Enter your short story into the 2022 E.M. Fletcher Writing Competition. Prizes to be won! Writing Competition OPEN NOW 8th May 2022
Enter your short story into the 2022 E.M. Fletcher Writing Competition. Prizes to be won!.
Join us between 10am and 2pm on Sunday 1 May for the FHACT Library Open day. 
All Welcome. Curious FHACTs Library Open Day 25th April 2022
Join us between 10am and 2pm on Sunday 1 May for the FHACT Library Open day. All Welcome..
Dr Richard Reid delivers the Inaugural Father Brian Maher Lecture : April Meeting: Dr Richard Reid 2nd April 2022
Dr Richard Reid delivers the Inaugural Father Brian Maher Lecture :"The Irish in Canberra".
9 April 2022 Visit us at Duntroon Dairy as we take part in the Canberra Heritage Festival FHACT Stall at Duntroon Dairy 2nd April 2022
9 April 2022 Visit us at Duntroon Dairy as we take part in the Canberra Heritage Festival.
The English & Welsh SIG hosts special guest Ian Waller for a talk on researching in London. Ian Waller: In & Out of London 4th March 2022
The English & Welsh SIG hosts special guest Ian Waller for a talk on researching in London..
March 26 Join us at Morning Tea for a library tour and learn about being a Library volunteer. Volunteer at Family History ACT 3rd March 2022
March 26 Join us at Morning Tea for a library tour and learn about being a Library volunteer. .
Mary-Anne Gourley (FIBIS) joins our Monthly meeting to talk about research in British India. British India research tips 25th February 2022
Mary-Anne Gourley (FIBIS) joins our Monthly meeting to talk about research in British India..
Finding Convicts at the NSW State Archives & Records - including a Question & Answer session NSW Archives Convict Records 23rd January 2022
Finding Convicts at the NSW State Archives & Records - including a Question & Answer session.
Get your 2022 DNA Research off with a bang at our DNA Summer session live with Diahan Southard FHACT DNA SUMMER SCHOOL 2022 8th January 2022
Get your 2022 DNA Research off with a bang at our DNA Summer session live with Diahan Southard.
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2021
“Heritage Matters” Exhibition 7th December 2021
"Heritage Matters" Exhibition at the ACT Heritage Library reopened for viewing until Feb 2022..
What's on your Christmas Wish List? We've done the work for you with our gift suggestions. All I want for Christmas is… 5th December 2021
What's on your Christmas Wish List? We've done the work for you with our gift suggestions..
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Celebrate with Simon Fowler's presentation on Christmas Food and drink through the ages. 2021 Christmas Celebration 14th November 2021
Celebrate with Simon Fowler's presentation on Christmas Food and drink through the ages..
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Family History ACT is pleased to announce and welcome its recently elected office bearers. Welcome to 2021 Councillors 12th November 2021
Family History ACT is pleased to announce and welcome its recently elected office bearers..
 Join us on Monday Nov 15 at 7:00 pm for Dr Janet Few's presentation on Forgotten Women Seminar: Forgotten Women 29th October 2021
Join us on Monday Nov 15 at 7:00 pm for Dr Janet Few's presentation on Forgotten Women.
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‘JUST TELL ME I AM NOT RELATED TO MY BOYFRIEND!’ a frustrated cry that is now a family legend. Write your family history 29th October 2021
‘JUST TELL ME I AM NOT RELATED TO MY BOYFRIEND!’ a frustrated cry that is now a family legend..
How does a genealogy society celebrate its birthday? With friends, music and cake of course! FHACTs Birthday Hootananny 26th October 2021
How does a genealogy society celebrate its birthday? With friends, music and cake of course! .
C&DHS pay tribute to prominent member Father Brian Maher in its October 2021 journal. Father Brian Maher Tribute 18th October 2021
C&DHS pay tribute to prominent member Father Brian Maher in its October 2021 journal..
Learn more about FindMyPast resources in four exciting webinars presented during October. FindMyPast October Webinars 18th October 2021
Learn more about FindMyPast resources in four exciting webinars presented during October..
9 October : Winner of the 2021 E.M. Fletcher Award announced at a special FHACT event 2021 E.M. Fletcher Award – WINNER 9th October 2021
9 October : Winner of the 2021 E.M. Fletcher Award announced at a special FHACT event .
The family of Thomas and Jane Cavanagh - from Tynagh, Ireland to Mulligans Flat, Canberra The Cavanagh Family Canberra 4th October 2021
The family of Thomas and Jane Cavanagh - from Tynagh, Ireland to Mulligans Flat, Canberra.
New book with stories from the 2020 E.M. Fletcher writing competition. Pre-order now. Buy: Every Family has a Story 6th September 2021
New book with stories from the 2020 E.M. Fletcher writing competition. Pre-order now..
During NSW History week, explore some of the records of Early NSW available through FHACT Records of Early NSW at FHACT 6th September 2021
During NSW History week, explore some of the records of Early NSW available through FHACT .
NSW & ACT Family History Conference Conference "With Conviction" 2nd September 2021
NSW & ACT Family History Conference "With Conviction: Beyond reasonable doubt" .
Website: Conference Website
FHACT receives funding for new Canberra Tracks AR videos and the Father Brian Maher project 2021-22 ACT Heritage Grants 24th August 2021
FHACT receives funding for new Canberra Tracks AR videos and the Father Brian Maher project .
Professor Peter Stanley launches our “Heritage Matters” Exhibition 8th August 2021
Professor Peter Stanley launches our "Heritage Matters" exhibition at ACT Heritage Library..
FHACT Member Bernadette Thakur awarded this year's T. T. Reed Family History Award. FHACT Member receives Award 21st July 2021
FHACT Member Bernadette Thakur awarded this year's T. T. Reed Family History Award..
Website: T. T. Reed Family History Award
UPDATED version of app released on 15th February. You can now download the Member Jungle mobile app and stay up to date with what's going on in FHACT. Download our New Mobile App 15th February 2021
UPDATED version of app released on 15th February. You can now download the Member Jungle mobile app and stay up to date with what's going on in FHACT. .
2020
Family History for Beginners & Beyond 16th edition is now in its second reprint. Copies are available from the Bookshop. Family History for Beginners & Beyond 16th edition 18th December 2020
Family History for Beginners & Beyond 16th edition is now in its second reprint. Copies are available from the Bookshop..