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Lilian Watson Family History Award

If any readers have Tasmanian connections you may be interested in entering the Lilian Watson Family History Award

The Tasmanian Family History Society Inc. will be making an award for a book on family history in 2016.

The Lilian Watson Family History Award honours the memory and the contributions to genealogy and family history of Mrs Lilian Watson who died in March 1996.

The award is for a book however produced or published on paper, dealing with family or biographical history and having a significant Tasmanian content.

A definition of 'significant' is contained in the Conditions of Entry.

The competition is open to the general public as well as to AFFHO members.

The 2014 Award was won by Lorraine Dooley for Building on firm foundations: the Cooper family in Tasmania: stonemasons, builders and architects. The winner of the 2015 Award will be announced and presented at the society’s Annual General Meeting at Ross on Saturday 18 June 2015.

The Conditions of Entry and Entry Forms are available from the TFHS Inc. Branch Libraries or by applying to the Family History Award Co-ordinator, PO Box 326, Rosny Park, Tasmania, 7018 or email These forms may also be downloaded at

The closing date for entries is 1 December 2016

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