2016 is an exciting year for us at Gould Genealogy & History. Why? Because this year our business turns 40. The Big FOUR-OH!
This Australian family business started out as Gould Books back in 1976 by Alan and Anthea Phillips who ran it from their home in the Adelaide Hills. 40 years later, with some name changes along the way, and other brands added in to the mix, it is still owned and operated by the same family, with the 2nd and 3rd generation, now also working there.
Anyone that runs their own business knows the incredible time and effort involved, so I won’t go into that. But I will say that over 40 years, we have seen so many changes in genealogy, and the way it’s done.
We were there when it was all done by hand, pre-computers. We were there when DOS genealogy programs were first introduced, and when the Genealogical Research Directory (GRD) was the “MUST HAVE” book of every researcher. There was a time where our printed catalogue was known as the “bible” of genealogy products. And then of course there’s the introduction of our website, which has seen a number of incarnations over the years.
Over 40 years we have helped so many people with their research, either through products, or through advice given, and hopefully inspired some as well. The road to 40 hasn’t always been easy, yet we are still here, and for that we have to thank our wonderful customers.
THANKYOU, THANKYOU, THANKYOU …
and here’s to the next 40 years!
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