Update on National Family History Month August 2014

27 June 2014

National Family History Month is is an initiative of AFFHO, the Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations and started as a week in 2006 and extended to a month from 2013. It is held annually in August in Australia and New Zealand and there are just over four weeks to go.


Major sponsors for 2014 are AFFHO, Ancestry.com.au and FamilySearch. The National Archives of Australia have agreed to host the launch again, something they have done since 2006.


Prize sponsors this year include in alphabetical order: AFFHO, AFFHO Congress 2015Ancestry.com.au,  Australian Family Tree Connections, Biographical Database of Australia, FamilySearch, Findmypast.com.au, genEbooks, Gould Genealogy and History, Inside History Magazine, MyHeritage, National Institute of Genealogical Studies, NSW & ACT Association of Family History Societies,  Shauna Hicks History Enterprises and Unlock the Past. There are prizes for participating genealogy and family history societies and individuals. Details of the competitions and prize draws will be announced closer to August. Visit the Sponsors page on the NFHM website for prize details.


There is a NFHM Facebook page and recently we reached 1000 Likes. Why not help us reach 2000 Likes!


Genealogy and family history societies, libraries, archives and others have been placing their events for the month in the NFHM web calendar. Visit the web calendar to see what events are being held near you. Events are still being added to the calendar and notices of new events are being advertised through the Facebook page.


It would be wonderful if everyone could encourage their local genealogy and family history society to do an event in August. It could be as simple as renaming the August monthly meeting to NFHM monthly meeting or having one of the library days as an open day for NFHM. Public libraries, archives, historical societies, museums and anyone interested in genealogy and family history are welcome to add their events. This year for the first time there is a category for online events. It is easy to add an event, simply click on the link and provide all the details, including time of event.


The NFHM 2014 flyer is available on the NFHM Home page. The flyer can be used to help promote your events and if you are stuck for ideas, have a look at the 2013 list of events which is also available from the NFHM Home page.

Please join AFFHO and our sponsors in making NFHM 2014 our biggest and most successful August ever!

Related Posts

Accentuate the Positive Geneameme 2023

Accentuate the Positive Geneameme 2023

I invite you to take part in this activity by responding to the following statements/questions, several of which are new, in a blog post. Write as much or as little as you want and complete as many statements as you wish. If you wish to take part and don't have a...

RootsTech 2023: the in-person view of a first timer

RootsTech 2023: the in-person view of a first timer

RootsTech 2023 has come and gone, and this report is a bit delayed as I spent a further three weeks in the USA. A few days in Florida in Fernandina Beach with a friend then off to Fort Lauderdale for a 7 night cruise in the Caribbean. We visited the Bahamas, Jamaica,...

Report on Family History Down Under November 2022

Report on Family History Down Under November 2022

It was good to finally attend FHDU 2022 a four-day event in person after the delays of Covid. Getting to Castle Hill in Sydney and staying at the Hills Lodge was not cheap but worth it. Most of the speakers were staying there and quite a few of the attendees who I...

Review of Sands of Time Conference Redcliffe October 2022

Review of Sands of Time Conference Redcliffe October 2022

Despite the very unkind weather over the weekend, the Sands of Time genealogy conference was a big success. Three days of genealogy at the Dolphins Leagues Club at Redcliffe, Queensland. Just down the road from where I live if you don’t factor in the highway traffic....




  1. Family History Month Challenge 2014 by Shauna Hicks | TravelGenee - […] explains on her website Shauna Hicks History Enterprises that “National Family History Month is is an initiative of AFFHO,…

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.