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.

2019 Major Sponsors

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Registrar-General Queensland
For Historical Birth, Marriage and Death Records
The 2019 Family History Month is on again this year, and events may now be enterred. Select the ‘add an event’ menu option, login or create a new login, and follow the prompts to enter events.
2019 Launch Event and Sponsor
Opening Ceremony will be co-hosted by the National Archives of Australia, Victoria,
and the Public Record Office Victoria.
Friday 2 August, 2019 2.30 pm at the Victorian Archives Centre, 99 Shiel Street, North Melbourne VIC 3051


2019 Family History Month Closing Event
The 2019 closing event this year – to be confirmed.

Upcoming Events


Free research
Open day
Casino, Australia


OATLEY NSW, Australia
01/08/2019 12:00 AM




Lithgow, Australia
02 6353 1089
01/08/2019 9:00 AM


Coffs Harbour, Australia
02 6651 6126 during our normal opening hours
01/08/2019 10:00 AM


Newcastle, Australia
02 4957 8296