History Society Inc.
The two principal awards given by the Society are the Lilian Watson Family History Award and the Meritorious Service Award.
The aim of the Lilian Watson Award is to encourage family historians to present the results of their research for others to read and enjoy. The Award was established in 1983 and first awarded in 1984. In 1996 it was renamed the Lilian Watson Family History Award to honour the memory and the contributions to genealogy and family history of Mrs Lilian Watson who died in March 1996. She was the Foundation Chairman of the Society in 1980 and the first Fellow of the Society, elected in 1995.
The Meritorious Service Award and the Fellowship Award were commenced in 1995. The Fellowship Award was discontinued in June 2002 and the Meritorious Service Award became known as the Tasmanian Family History Society, Inc. Award.
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