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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 will be scheduled in the coming weeks.
Events can now be registered here for August 2023, and organisations are encouraged to think about what they might like to host, either on-line or in person. For 2023, our NFHM co-ordinator is Alex Daw. She will be posting regularly on Facebook and in various blogs, so watch for these. We will have an opening and a closing ceremony with a speaker and prizes, so plan for these - more info here as it is locked in. Our wonderful 2023 sponsors are an essential part of our ability to sponsor NFHM, so check the sponsor page for the latest information. We usually have prize draws during August as well, so watch for these as prizes are confirmed.
This website allows for organisations to post their events here, (see the menu item 'Add New Events'), and we promote August as National Family History Month throughout Australia and New Zealand. Our Facebook page is the place to go for the latest news and information. See https://www.facebook.com/FamilyHistoryMonthAU
Opening and Closing Ceremonies August 2023
Details will be added here as they are confirmed. We expect both the opening and closing events will be by Zoom, but this will be announced once the details are known.
(details to be confirmed)
**** Please register and request the Zoom login details via this website's contact form, or Email
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 an 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.