Family history is one of the most popular past-times around. In Australia, more than 250,000 people are members of family history related groups and organisations, and August in Australia and New Zealand is National Family History Month which is a month dedicated to furthering the knowledge and skills of those doing family history, while also introducing family history to newcomers.
Libraries, archives and other organisations around Australia and New Zealand participate in National Family History Month by holding open days, seminars, webinars, book launches, walking tours or archive tours, encouraging people to come and visit and discover more history.
Other’s (including us here at Gould Genealogy) have some National Family History Month specials happening for the month. So here’s a quick overview of who’s offering what for NFHM 2019:
Gould Genealogy & History – Special Prices
As a genealogy bookstore/webstore we have been supplying products to the genealogy community for over 40 years, and currently list over 7000 titles on our website. From guide books to genealogy software, from historical data on CD to scrapbooking, from archival storage supplies to charts – we have it all. We are offering a small selection of these special prices for National Family History Month. Click here for details www.gould.com.au/specials. These specials are valid until 31 August 2019.
NSW Transcriptions – Save on Transcriptions
If you’re after New South Wales Birth, Death or Marriage certificates, but can’t justify the cost of an official copy, why not get a transcription copy. As a special for National Family History Month, NSW Transcriptions are offering customers full transcripts of certificates for just $18 (normally $20). More details on their website http://nswtranscriptions.com.au. This offer runs until 11 August 2019.
Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Victoria – Certificates Special
As a NFHM 2019 special, the Victorian Registrar has reduced the price of their downloadable uncertified historical certificates to just $20 (normally $24.50). For details on this and to order certificates, head on over to their website: https://www.bdm.vic.gov.au/. This offer is valid until 31 August 2019.
Queenland Family History Society – No Joining Fee
As a special for National Family History Month throughout August, the Queensland Family History Society are waiving the usual $14 joining free for new members this month only, so you only pay the Membership cost which is $70 for an individual, or $105 for a couple. As an bonus of being QFHS member, you can access the popular genealogy site MyHeritage from your home computer via the QFHS website! The cost of a MyHeritage Data Subscription is $169 or more, so this is a much cheaper way to be able to access this site, giving you access billions of global historical records and browse through family trees and photos www.myheritage.com. Join here: www.qfhs.org.au/join-us/join-qfhs-or-renew-membership/. Access for members here: www.qfhs.org.au/members-area/. This offer is valid until 31 August 2019.