Welcome to National Family History Month (NFHM) which is held in Australia every August,
an initiative of AFFHO (Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations).

Family history and genealogy is one of the most popular hobbies around the world. There are over 250,000 Australians who are members of family history related organisations and the month has broad appeal across Australia. Libraries, archives and other organisations also participate in National Family History Month.

During August events will be conducted across Australia and online that focus on genealogy, family history, heraldry and related subjects. Check your state for details of local events and remember to check online events which you can do at home.

2018 Major Sponsors

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Registrar-General Queensland
For Historical Birth, Marriage and Death Records
2018 Launch Event and Sponsor
Once again, we welcome the National Archives as our launch sponsor. Launch event will be Wednesday
1 August 2018, at the State Library of Tasmania, 91 Murray St, HOBART. Co-hosts will be Libraries Tasmania.


2018 Family History Month Closing Event
The 2018 closing event this year is sponsored by Geelong Regional Libraries and is being held in the architecturally spectacular Geelong Library & Heritage Centre on Thursday August 30th, commencing at 1.00pm. Activities include a special guest speaker and the AFFHO Society and Individual prize draws. The event is being coordinated by the Geelong Family History Group in partnership with the Geelong Heritage Centre. Download the event flyer here.

Upcoming Events


NFHM 2019 Planning
Online activity
01/02/2019 9:00 AM


Geelong Heritage Centre - Geelong, Australia
08/08/2019 1:00 PM


Geelong, Australia
15/08/2019 1:00 PM


Geelong, Australia
22/08/2019 1:00 PM


Geelong, Australia
29/08/2019 1:00 PM