From time to time I come across all sorts of interesting history and/or genealogy related tidbits that I wanted to share with you, so I’ve have collected them together to make up a new Snippets post.

These aren’t meant to be comprehensive, but rather they are just bits that I’ve found, or been given, and wanted to share with you.

If you have any news that you’d like to share, please do so by emailing Alona at, or your can phone (08) 8263 2055, Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm.


Enter Your Family History Book Now for the Alexander Henderson and Don Grant Awards
Family History Connections (a business name of the Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies) presents these two prestigious Awards annually. The Alexander Henderson Award is for ‘the best Australian Family History’ and the Don Grant Award is for ‘the best Australian historical biography with a family history focus’ submitted for the awards in that year. If you have published a family history book and would like more information about the criteria for the judging of the Awards and an entry form, visit the FHC web site Entries close for the 2018 Awards on 30 November.

Places of Pride: The National Register of War Memorials
Places of Pride, the National Register of War Memorials, is a new Australian War Memorial initiative. The aim is record the locations and photographs of every publicly accessible memorial across Australia. Find out how you can contribute [With thanks to @Infolass on Twitter for this]

Ku-ring-gai Historical Society “Rallying The Troops” Book Launch
In a project that has spanned the past four years, the volunteers at the Ku-ring-gai Historical Society have just released the fourth (and final) volume in their WW1 commemoration project series “Rallying the Troops”. The series commemorates nearly 1800 men and women associated with the nine suburbs of Ku-ring-gai who served in the Great War. These are people who were connected to the region through family, residence, education or work. This new volume relates the stories of 430 of these veterans. The book launch will be held on Sunday, 25 November 2018 at the Hornsby RSL Club (adjacent to the Hornsby Railway Station and opposite the Westfield Centre with ample parking). More details: