The Australasian Federation of
Family History Organisations Inc.


The next Australasian Congress on Genealogy and Heraldry is just around the corner.

The 15th Congress will be hosted by the Society of Australian Genealogists (SAG).

It will be held in Sydney from 9-12 March 2018 at the International Convention Centre, Sydney (Darling Harbour) and the theme is “Bridging The Past and Future”. The SAG last hosted Congress 30 years ago in 1988 which proved to be one of the largest gatherings of family history enthusiasts in our region. 2018 promises to be a great following act!

The Conference website, includes all information and special announcements from the Congress mascot, Bernhard. The website is accessible here and the Congress Facebook page can be located here.

We look forward to seeing you all in Sydney in March 2018!


Number Title Year Location
1st Genealogy in a changing society 1977 Melbourne, Victoria
2nd Our colonial heritage 1980 Adelaide, South Australia
3rd Under the Southern Cross 1983 Hamilton, New Zealand
4th Bridging the generations 1986 Canberra, ACT
5th First International Congress on Family History and Fifth Australasian Congress on Genealogy and Heraldry 1988 Sydney, New South Wales
6th Our heritage in history 1991 Launceston, Tasmania
7th Blending the cultures 1994 Brisbane, Queensland
8th Landfall in southern seas 1997 Christchurch, New Zealand
9th Let records speak 2000 Perth, Western Australia
10th Discovery, deadends and databases 2003 Melbourne, Victoria
11th Family History – The access revolution 2006 Darwin, Northern Territory
12th Preserving the past for the future 2009 Auckland, New Zealand
13th Your ancestors in their Social Context 2012 Adelaide, South Australia
14th Generations Meeting across Time 2015 Canberra, ACT
15th Bridging the Past and Future 2018 Sydney, New South Wales