Previous Congresses

No. Year Location Theme Host
17 2025 Brisbane, Queensland Connections: Past, Present, Future Genealogical Society of Queensland
16 2022 Norfolk Island, Australia History in Paradise Norfolk Island Museum
15 2018 Sydney, New South Wales Bridging the Past and Future Society of Australian Genealogists
14 2015 Canberra, ACT Generations meeting across time Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra
13 2012 Adelaide, South Australia Your Ancestors in their Social Context The South Australian Genealogy & Heraldry Society Inc.
12 2009 Auckland, New Zealand Preserving the Past for the Future New Zealand Society of Genealogists
11 2006 Darwin, Northern Territory 'FAMILY HISTORY - the access revolution' Genealogical Society of the Northern Territory
10 2003 Melbourne, Victoria Discovery, Deadends and Databases Genealogical Society of Victoria
9 2000 Perth, Western Australia Let Records Speak Western Australian Genealogical Society Inc (WAGS)
8 1997 Christchurch, New Zealand Landfall in Southern Seas New Zealand Society of Genealogists Inc.
7 1994 Brisbane, Queensland Blending the Cultures Queensland Family History Society
6 1991 Launceston, Tasmania Our Heritage in History Tasmanian Family History Society
5 1988 Sydney, New South Wales First International Congress on Family History and Fifth Australasian Congress on Genealogy and Heraldry Society of Australian Genealogists
4 1986 Canberra, ACT Bridging the Generations Heraldry and Genealogy Society of Canberra
3 1983 Hamilton, New Zealand Under the Southern Cross New Zealand Society of Genealogists
2 1980 Adelaide, South Australia Our Colonial Heritage South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society
1 1977 Melbourne, Victoria Genealogy in a Changing Society Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies



The Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations advises that the 16th Genealogy Congress has been deferred till early August 2022, on Norfolk Island.

All the information and registration info will be updated as planning progresses. As of December 2021, Congress organisers and the Norfolk Island Travel agency have been contacting attendees to update Congress bookings, travel arrangements, and Travel insurance. If you have made travel arrangements elsewhere, you should consider updating your arrangements with them.

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You can also read the final report from the organisers of the Sydney Congress 2018.