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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.
Quick links:          
   Congress website - https://affhocongress2022.com/Congress
   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.

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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