Family History Connections has two annual awards, the Alexander Henderson Award and the Don Grant Award

Don Grant Award (inaugurated 2012)

Don Grant was one of a number of dedicated persons who laid the foundations of  family history research in Victoria. He was co-founder of The Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies Inc. and established a number of organisations to expand the knowledge of genealogy and the study of family history in Australia.

We honour the memory of this respected genealogist with The Don Grant Award, which is presented to the person(s) producing, in the opinion of Family History Connections, the best Australian historical biography submitted for the award. Strong emphasis is placed on a pre-Australian component.

The winners and place-getters are announced at an awards presentation luncheon, which is usually held in Melbourne on the last Sunday in May. All entrants receive a commemorative certificate.

The reports of the Judges are published in The Genealogist, our quarterly magazine.

Alexander Henderson Award

The Alexander Henderson Award has been made annually since 1974 and is awarded for the best Australian Family History.

Alexander Henderson (1883-1968) was one of a number of dedicated persons who laid the foundations of family history research in Victoria. He compiled and published the two great genealogical resources, Australian Families (1936) and Pioneer Families of Victoria and the Riverina (1941). His last great work was The Liber Melburniensis centenary edition, the history of Melbourne Grammar School (1963).

Family History Connections honours the memory of this respected genealogist with the Alexander Henderson Award, which is presented to the person(s) producing, in the opinion of the AIGS/ Family History Connections, the best Australian family history submitted for the award. Strong emphasis is placed on a pre-Australian component.

The winners and place-getters are announced at the Awards Presentation Luncheon, which is usually held in Melbourne on the last Sunday in May. All entrants receive a commemorative certificate. 

The report of the judges is published in The Genealogist, the AIGS Magazine.  Entries from previous years may be inspected at the Library during opening times.