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Nick Vine Hall Award

 

The Nick Vine Hall Award is awarded annually to member societies (in two categories based on membership) for the best family history journal/newsletter in Australia and New Zealand. AFFHO provides this award to encourage its member societies to produce quality journals/newsletters, and to honour Nick Vine Hall AM.

The late Nick Vine Hall fervently supported and represented AFFHO at a National level in a S ave the Census Campaign in the mid 1980's. Nick utilised his personable skills as a researcher, author, radio presenter, and speaking engagements towards the final achievement that was announced by the Federal Government of their acceptance of the Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs report Saving our Census and Preserving Our History . This permitted citizens across Australia to “opt in” and allow retention of their 2001 and future Census information, under closed access for 99 years, by the National Archives of Australia, and in so doing, made a valuable contribution to preserving Australia's history for future generations.

Prizes

 

First prize – Wall plaque and $300 to the Society; Certificate to the Editor

Second prize – Certificate and $100 to the Society; Certificate to the Editor

 

Award winners

2008

Category A 1st Links ‘N' Chains , Liverpool Genealogical Society

Category B 1st Western Ancestor , Western Australian Genealogical Society

 

2009

Category A 1st The Endeavour , Botany Bay Family History Society                     

2nd Newcastle Journal , Newcastle Family History Society

Category B 1st Ancestor , Genealogical Society of Victoria                       

2nd The Ancestral Searcher , The Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra

 

2010

Category A 1st The Compass , Adelaide Northern Districts Family History Group

2nd The Murrumbidgee Ancestor , Wagga Wagga and District Family History Society

Category B 1st Queensland Family Historian , Queensland Family History Society

2nd The Ancestral Searcher , The Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra

 

2011

Category A 1st Footsteps , Port Macquarie and Districts Family History Society

2nd Spreading Branches , Narre Warren and District Family History Society

 

2012

Category A 1st Kith & Kin , Cape Banks Family History Society                     

2nd Dust of Ages , Armidale Family History Group

Category B 1st Ancestor, The Genealogical Society of Victoria                      

2nd The Ancestral Searcher , The Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra

 

2013

Category A 1st Journal Issue 200 , Newcastle Family History Society                      

2nd Timespan , Nepean Family History Society

Category B 1st Genealogist , New Zealand Society of Genealogists                 

2nd The Ancestral Searcher , The Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra

 

2014

Category A 1st Footsteps , Port Macquarie and Districts Family History Society                      

2nd The Crossing Place, Casino & District Family History Group Inc.

Category B 1st The Genealogist , Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies                 

2nd Western Ancestor , Western Australian Genealogical Society

 

All member societies of AFFHO are encouraged to select one of their journals/newsletters published in 2013 and enter it before the closing date of 30 April 2014. Prize winners will be announced during National Family History Month in August 2014.

 

Please download Conditions of Entry and Entry Form

 

 

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