The NSW & ACT Association of Family History Societies was formed in 1984. From its formation until 1999 it operated under the name of the NSW Association of Family History Societies and from that year it incorporated the ACT into its name to better reflect the interests of the Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra Inc. which had been a member since the Association's inception.


To foster an interest in family history and to represent the views of its member societies in matters of state, national and international genealogical interests.

The Association does not undertake genealogical research nor does it exist to help individual family historians.

Rather, it can provide researchers with contact details of the most appropriate member society or societies to assist with their enquiries.


The Association is co-ordinated by a Committee of Management of eight members who are elected annually at the Annual General Meeting.

The State is divided into four regions and two executive members are appointed from each region to ensure even representation.

Annual Conference

The NSW & ACT Association of Family History Societies Inc. has an annual conference which is hosted by a member society.

The annual conference is usually held mid September each year and is hosted by a member society.


The association's constitution is available for perusal.

More information

To request more information about the association please contact the secretary of the Association.

Membership Application Form

This link is to a membership application form. Organisations wishing join the Association should complete the form and send it to the membership secretary.

Nominations for the Management Committee

Organisations wishing represent their Region on the Association’s Management Committee should complete this form and send it to the secretary by the specified date.