Are you interested in writing your family history? After researching for years and investing money, time and energy, many family history researchers start to direct that energy in the telling and sharing of their unique story.
The Alexander Henderson Award (best Australian family history) and the Don Grant Award (best Australian historical biography with a family history focus) are presented annually by Family History Connections (formerly Australian Institue of Genealogial Studies). Former award winners can serve as inspiration for your writing project including the joint 2018 winner:
Särka to Westgarthtown The history of a Wendish German family who migrated to Victoria just before the gold rush and settled in Westgarthtown, near Thomastown. It contans numerous individual detailed biographies of family members and their descendants.
Suggested guidelines for entries are outlined under three categories: Objectives and Research, Content and Presentation. Including evidence of scope and planning, organisation and research, a ressearched pre-Australian component, a comprehensive index (essential), layout and format.
Entries with application form need to be submitted to the Awards Co-ordinator by the 30th November.