The Tasmanian Family History Society Inc. has an annual award for a book on family history. 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, and is open to the general public.  A definition of 'significant' is contained in the Conditions of Entry.


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 by write to  These forms may also be downloaded at


The winner of the 2017 Award will be announced and presented at the Society's Annual General meeting in June, 2018. The closing date for entries is 1 December 2017.