Publish your family history

Provides advice and resources for publishing your family history.


 Publishers of family histories in Victoria have additional responsibilities and opportunities, in the form of legal deposit and family history awards.

It is a legal requirement for copy of works published in Victoria to be  deposited with State Library Victoria under section 49 of the Libraries Act 1988 (Vic). A copy of printed publications is also required to be deposited with the National Library of Australia.

The Alexander Henderson Award is presented annually by Family History Connections and judges the best Australian family history published in Australia in the previous year. You may wish to nominate your family history for this Award. Visit the Family History Connections website for more information.

State Library Victoria


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