National Family History Month 2016 – we are currently building a new website and will launch it in early March. Please visit again as we have some exciting plans for August 2016.
Family history and genealogy is one of the most popular hobbies around the world. Family history is the second biggest subject on the web with sites receiving billions of hits per year. There are over 250,000 Australians who are members of family history related organisations so the month has broad appeal across Australia.
National Family History Month is an initiative of AFFHO (Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations). 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 a week in August, it was expanded to include the whole month in 2013 to allow greater participation across Australia.
For genealogy and family history societies, archives, libraries etc, a list of 2014 events is available here for ideas on what to do in 2015. A copy of the 2015 flyer is available here and it can be used to help promote your own events. Please remember to add your event to the NFHM web calendar to ensure everyone knows about your events. The web calendar is now closed for 2015 events.
The 2015 launch was held in Adelaide. The launch which now moves around Australia and the last three years were in Canberra, Brisbane and Melbourne respectively.