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National Family History Month - August 2023
NFHM is an initiative of the Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations (AFFHO). Updated for 2023.
This popular initiative has received broad support from some of Australia’s leading government and non government organisations since its introduction in 2006. Originally only the first week in August, NFHM increased to include the whole month of August in 2013 to allow greater participation across Australia and New Zealand. NFHM is on again in 2023, although probably we will still be affected by Covid-19. Libraries and all history/genealogy groups are encouraged to hold events as their circumstances allow during August, and we expect some will choose be held on-line. The opening and closing ceremonies are detailed below.
The 2023 National Family History Month was very successful in August, and we now await the 2024 NFHM in August 2024. We will update this page in about April/May with details of events, sponsorship and competitions. See you again soon.
Our Facebook page is the place to go for the latest news and information. See https://www.facebook.com/FamilyHistoryMonthAU. The position of volunteer Family History Month Co-ordinator is currently vacant. It needs a bit of time from May to September, but is a great activity to be involved with. Enquire with our President or message us through the site contact form.
Opening and Closing Ceremonies August 2024
AFFHO is the umbrella organisation for family history and genealogy societies in Australia and New Zealand. It 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 a Volunteer Elected Council, comprising of a voting member from each state and territory in Australia, and from New Zealand. Councillors are elected annually by member societies. The Council also comprises non-voting delegates from those states that have a state association. Currently these are New South Wales/Australian Capital Territory, Queensland and Victoria. Council appoints a volunteer webmaster and a National Family History co-ordinator.