In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
Family History ACT (FHACT) the home of The Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra Inc. (HAGSOC) is pleased to announce the release of the 16th edition of Family History for Beginners & Beyond. It contains extensive references for beginners and for the more experienced family historian and is a practical guide to help readers trace their ancestry and family story. A flyer outlining the chapters is attached, and a list of our publications.
This publication has a long history and was first published as Family History for Beginners in 1981. The 10th edition was renamed Family History for Beginners & Beyond in January 1998. The most recent 15th edition was published in 2017 with major updates and amendments.
The 16th edition builds on these solid foundations and includes five new chapters – Australian land records, Chinese Australian ancestors, DNA, Military records, and Writing your story. The publication is B5 in size, spiral bound for ease of reading and contains 310 pages of revised, updated and new material.
Whether you are beginning your research or are beyond the basics, this book is an invaluable reference guide for any family historian.