The Australasian Federation of
Family History Organisations Inc.

Nick Vine Hall Award

The Nick Vine Hall Award is awarded annually to member societies (in two categories based on membership) for the best family history journal/newsletter in Australia and New Zealand. AFFHO provides this award to encourage its member societies to produce quality journals/newsletters, and to honour Nick Vine Hall AM.

 

The late Nick Vine Hall fervently supported and represented AFFHO at a National level in a Save the Census Campaign in the mid 1980’s. Nick utilised his personable skills as a researcher, author, radio presenter, and speaking engagements towards the final achievement that was announced by the Federal Government of their acceptance of the Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs report Saving our Census and Preserving Our History . This permitted citizens across Australia to “opt in” and allow retention of their 2001 and future Census information, under closed access for 99 years, by the National Archives of Australia, and in so doing, made a valuable contribution to preserving Australia’s history for future generations.

Prizes

First prize – Wall plaque and $300 to the Society; Certificate to the Editor

Second prize – Certificate and $100 to the Society; Certificate to the Editor 

Award winners

2017
Category A
1st The Endeavour No 129, December 2016, Botany Bay Family History Society
2nd Tulle Volume 34 No 4 November 2016 , Australian Society of Lacemakers of Calais Inc

Category B
1st The Genealogist Volume 15 No 4 December 2016, Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies
2nd Queensland Family Historian Vol 37 No 4 November 2016 , Queensland Family History Society Inc.


2016
Category A
1st Journal Issue 209, Newcastle Family History Society Inc.
2nd Genie Allergy , Coffs Harbour District Family History Society Inc.

Category B
1st The New Zealand Genealogist, New Zealand Society of Genealogists
2nd Queensland Family Historian , Queensland Family History Society Inc.


2015
Category A
1st Kith & Kin, Cape Banks Family History Society Inc. 2nd
Genie Allergy , Coffs Harbour District Family History Society Inc.

Category B
1st Ancestor, The Genealogical Society of Victoria Inc.
2nd Western Ancestor , Western Australian Genealogical Society


2014
Category A
1st Footsteps , Port Macquarie and Districts Family History Society
2nd The Crossing Place, Casino & District Family History Group Inc.

Category B
1st The Genealogist , Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies
2nd Western Ancestor , Western Australian Genealogical Society


2013
Category A
1st Journal Issue 200 , Newcastle Family History Society
2nd Timespan , Nepean Family History Society

Category B
1st Genealogist , New Zealand Society of Genealogists
2nd The Ancestral Searcher , The Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra


2012
Category A
1st Kith & Kin , Cape Banks Family History Society
2nd Dust of Ages , Armidale Family History Group

Category B
1st Ancestor, The Genealogical Society of Victoria
2nd The Ancestral Searcher , The Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra


2011
Category A
1st Footsteps , Port Macquarie and Districts Family History Society

2nd Spreading Branches , Narre Warren and District Family History Society


2010
Category A
1st The Compass , Adelaide Northern Districts Family History Group
2nd The Murrumbidgee Ancestor , Wagga Wagga and District Family History Society

Category B
1st Queensland Family Historian , Queensland Family History Society
2nd The Ancestral Searcher , The Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra


2009
Category A
1st The Endeavour , Botany Bay Family History Society
2nd Newcastle Journal , Newcastle Family History Society

Category B
1st Ancestor , Genealogical Society of Victoria
2nd The Ancestral Searcher , The Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra


2008
Category A
1st Links ‘N’ Chains , Liverpool Genealogical Society

Category B
1st Western Ancestor , Western Australian Genealogical Society


All member societies of AFFHO are encouraged to select one of their journals/newsletters published in 2017 and enter it before the closing date of 31 March 2018. Prize winners will be announced during National Family History Month in August 2018.

Please download Conditions of Entry and Entry Form