August is National Family History Month. To celebrate your family history endeavours there are opportunities for you to win prizes IF YOU ARE QUICK!
Simply enter your details in the draw for PRIZES provided by the good sponsors of National Family History Month – BUT YOU HAVE TO QUICK – closing 20 AUGUST!
AND you can enter your writing in the GSV 2018 Writing Competition which is on now – CLOSING 31 AUGUST.
NATIONAL HISTORY FAMILY HISTORY MONTH PRIZES – CLOSES 20 AUGUST
There are lots of events and some terrific prizes to be won including DNA kits, Ancestry and MyHeritage subscriptions, a Nikon camera and more. For details on how to enter the prize draw go to http://familyhistorymonth.org.au/sponsors/
GSV 2018 WRITING COMPETITION – CLOSES 31 AUGUST
Our 2018 writing competition is still open but entries close soon – 31 August. It is open to all GSV Members. We are very pleased that Ancestry™ has very generously offered a 12 months subscription to their ‘UK Heritage plus’ option as the prize.
Last year’s prize was won by Helen Pearce with her article: Thomas Owen: the skeleton in my family’s closet. This is the story of her ancestor Thomas Owen who was transported to Australia for ‘uttering’ – the passing of forged notes. Helen began her story with her memory that her mother was adamant that there were no convicts in her family, even though she was from a long line of Tasmanians. The real story was uncovered by Helen too late to let her mother know the facts – perhaps just as well – but Helen was excited with her discovery. It is interesting how a better understanding of the times has changed the way we receive this knowledge. You can read her story in Ancestorjournal December 2017 (vol 33 issue 8)
It is not too late to make your final edits to that family story you have been researching – or even to write up that material you have been promising to put in better shape for the family. And the winning article will be published in the December 2018 issue of GSV’s award-winning journal. What better way to make your story available for the family down through the generations!
For full details of conditions of entry click HERE.
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