Thursday, 4 September 2014

Thankful Thursday(s) - a surprise win

This time last week I got an email from Shauna Hicks, co-ordinator of National Family History Month sent me an email to say I had won one of the fabulous prizes from the many sponsors of NHFM.

I won a full registration to Congress 2015 in Canberra next March - the 14th Australasian Congress on Genealogy and Heraldry 26-30 March 2015.

What a wonderful prize!

There’s a great program of talks and workshops, and some amazing venues for the welcome function and dinner.

Then today, it arrived in the post - not just a note on how to register but beautifully presented - a special prize indeed.

I had been intending to register before the early bird registrations end on 31 Oct but hadn't got around to it.

Just like I haven't got around to writing my blog for ages.

Here’s my excuse: This is what I’ve been up to in the meantime: the first Volume of our Society’s WWI Commemorative books.

Maybe this is just the inspiration I need to get back to blogging.


  1. I was so excited when I saw that you had won this prize - nearly as excited as if I had been the winner. I know you have been snowed under with your voluntary work so It's great to see you make a reappearance on the blogging scene.

  2. Congratulations Jackie.

    I haven't registered yet. I would like to go but cannot commit yet.

    It sounds like a wonderful and interesting project that you have been working on. We are so lucky to have such amazing and easily accessible defense records in Australia.