Thursday, November 1, 2012

Movember 2012 :: Show us your Hairy Mancestors!

In support of Movember, Inside History is asking people to share photos of their moustached ancestors to help raise funds for men’s heath. For each “hairy mancestor” posted, Inside History will donate 50c to the Movember cause. “We see a lot of great photos running a history magazine — a lot of men of yore sporting hairy top lips,” says Inside History’s co-publisher, Ben Mercer. “Now what better month to reveal the best than November, the month of Movember!”

How can you share your photos of your hairy mancestors?
Simply “Like” Inside History’s Movember Facebook page at and post photos of your moustached ancestors. Include their name, story and the approximate date of the photo. For each “hairy mancestor” posted, Inside History will donate 50c to Movember. To increase our donation on your behalf to $1, post a current pic of yourself (or your partner, brother, father, son) sporting a similarly fabulous moustache alongside your moustached mancestor’s photo, so we can see the resemblance. Remember, beards are not allowed — mow and leave the mo!

For even more mo-tivation, every participant who uploads a photo of their moustached ancestor will go into the draw to win one of two World Heritage Memberships from our friends at Remember to visit the page regularly to check out our ever-growing online gallery of hairy mancestors, from the petite handlebar to the bushy walrus. Get mo-ing!

What is Movember?
During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in Australia and beyond. The aim is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and depression in men. Find out more at

What is Inside History?
It’s a magazine for people passionate about researching their family history. Produced bi-monthly by an independent publisher in Sydney, its 76 pages are packed with terrific features, practical information on family tree research, chances to network with other genealogists, competitions and product reviews. Our November-December 2012 issue is on sale November 7. Read more at

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