National Family History Week
30 Jul 2010 2:30pm - 8 Aug 2010 2:30pm29 Jul 2011 (All day) - 7 Aug 2011 (All day)
- Australia wide
Family history and genealogy are proving 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 organisations so the week will have broad appeal across Australia.
National Family History week is an initiative of AFFHO (Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations). This popular initiative has received broad support from some of Austrlaia's leading government and non-government organisations. Sponsors include:
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- National Archives Australia
- The Australian Bureau of Statistics
- Businesses like Joy Murrin Family History Services and Hamlin Printing
During the week events will be conducted across the country that focus on genealogy, family history, heraldry and related subjects including family reunions, seminars, talks, open days, history walks, book launches, film evening and expos.