Gould Genealogy & History turns 40 in 2016

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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.

and here’s to the next 40 years!

If you’d like to find out more about the Gould brands, you can do so here.

6 thoughts on “Gould Genealogy & History turns 40 in 2016

  1. Peter Hooper says:

    Congratulations! We are very fortunate to have such a great local (Australian) genealogy company. Very few weeks pass that I don’t use at least one of your products. Gould has such an interesting range – especially Archive Digital books it’s very hard to resist buying more than I can reasonable read and use! Look forward to investing in more. 🙂

  2. Hi Peter, thank you for your kind words, and it’s great to hear that you find our products useful. That’s what we like to hear. And I wish you all the best with your continued research.

  3. Shauna Hicks says:

    Congratulations. It doesn’t seem like 40 years!

  4. Edwina Shooter says:

    Congratulations! I first bought books from you for the Ballarat & District Genealogical Society in the late 90s and am still buying from you for the WA Genealogical Society twenty years later.
    I remember when the printed catalogue came out that it would get passed around with little ticks against everything we’d like to get.
    How things have changed! Now I’m looking forward to the Perth Unlock the Past Seminar with some great speakers.

  5. Cheryl Balfour says:

    Congratulations on your achievement. I remember visiting the your home office back in the early 80s and every time we go to Adelaide a visit to your shop is essential even though I can order online. We often meet at various family history venues and your efforts have made a lot of researchers very grateful for your products and help over the years.

    Hope to see you again in Adelaide in April.

  6. Lesley Avery says:

    Congratulations! I have bought from you in the past 30 odd years and know that I will continue to do so in the future. Your newsletter has been a great innovation and one that I eagerly read.
    Keep up the good work.

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