News 1 - Apologies that this site was disabled for a few days from 19 May 2022, due to more suspicious activity, and that I was in a poor internet area in Central Australia at the time. We think we have found the fraudulent access point, so should be all good going forward.
News 2 - We have had to completely re-install this site in December 2021, due to being accessed inappropriately by unknown agents. It will take a while to do this from back-ups, but we will also take time to review and update some of our previous content.
Congress 2022: the Congress on Norfolk Island has been deferred till the first week in August 2022. Current registrants have been notified, and planning is underway to make the 2022 Congress better and bigger. The Congress website will be updated as plans materialise. The latest news will be on the Facebook page.
Congress website - https://affhocongress2022.com
Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/AFFHO2022/
The Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations Inc. (AFFHO) is the umbrella organisation for family history societies in the region.
AFFHO was established in 1978 to coordinate and assist the work of Australian and New Zealand groups with interests in family history, genealogy, heraldry and related subjects.
AFFHO is managed by an elected Council comprising of a voting member from each state or territory and New Zealand. Councillors are elected annually by the member societies within their region. The Council also comprises non-voting delegates from those states that have a state association. Currently these are NSW/ACT, QLD and VIC.
Frederick, Louis, Gordon and Jack MEINCKE, Kapunda, SA
Membership of the Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations (AFFHO) is a great way for genealogy, family history and related organisations to help foster our hobby or passion in Australia and New Zealand. We do many things, but most people will know that we facilitate our National Genealogy Congresses, and Family History Month each August, including related giveaways. We make Award presentations to notable community members and to good genealogical publications. We also stand ready to take up important issues as required, and past activities include advocating for changing the Census destruction process to allow census information to be retained, and challenging the Government when they wanted to reduce the amount of marriage data collected. The AFFHO Council have committed volunteers willing to improve our genealogical environment, and new people, issues and ideas are always welcome.
Membership fees are modest, and vary depending on the size of your organisation. Our membership page, (click this link to go there), has more information.
National Family History Month
August is designated National Family History Month in Australia and New Zealand (Aotearoa). Each year, AFFHO promotes events relating to family history, genealogy and related initiatives, to encourage our community to explore their family connections. We have a dedicated web site here, https://familyhistorymonth.org.au/, and a Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/FamilyHistoryMonthAU. We encourage organisations, libraries and Societies to think about holding events during August, and and you all can post details to our Events list on the NFHM website. It is easy, and I (webmaster) can help if needed. Just message me through the Contact Form.
What else do we Do?
Awards for Individual Service
Nick Vine Hall Award
Advocate on behalf of the family History Community
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