There are a number of publications produced by or on behalf of AFFHO. 'Newsflash' is our own newsletter produce every two months or so, and has its own page on this website. You can read or download recent newsletters here . . .
There are also publications from the Federation of Family History Organisations (UK), including the 'Australasian Really Useful Leaflet' (see it here), and the more general one 'Really Useful Leaflet', produced more from a UK perspective.
AFFHO have developed a generic Retention and Disposal Schedule to assist our member organisation with the management of their societies’ records.
A Retention and Disposal Schedule provides direction on the minimum retention periods for records relating to common administrative functions and activities performed by organisations. The retention periods in the generic schedule are based on the ACT legislation as that is where AFFHO is incorporated.
As a note of caution, we ask that societies check the appropriate legislation for their state or territory prior to its use.
Download the Generic Retention and Disposal Schedule
The recent Australasian Congress was held on Norfolk Island in the first week of August 2022. Around 140 people registered, plus another 40 social registrations. The organisers regarded this as 'sold out', so it was a great achievement. From all accounts, it was a great success, particularly as we were unable to attract overseas speakers in person.
We will add a more detailed final report soon. The Congress main pages are no longer available due to the hosting having expired. However, this page will continue until the Domain Name expires next year.
The original Constitution and Rules of the Federation were adopted at Special General Meeting of members on 12 November 2001 and registered with ACT Registrar General's Office on 23 November 2001 by the Public Officer.
Two amendments concerning the quorum and provision for electronic means of document transmission were passed at the AGM held on 11 March 2018 and registered with ACT Registrar General’s Office by the Public Officer.
- Objects (outlined on our home page)
- AGM conducted every year between 1 Jan and 31 May
- Council structure: nine elected Councillors, including the President, the Vice-President, the Secretary, the Treasurer, and five Councillors, and an appointed representative of each State Association (where one exists) as ex-officio, non-voting members.
This Section contains lots of articles and advice from AFFHO regarding issues relevant to Family History organisations. We have included it in our re-build of the site, but caution users that much of the information is possibly outdated and should be confirmed with an appropriate professional before being relied on. We will endeavour to update the information in 2022.
Use the sub-menu links above to access the resources, or you can browse the list below to find Resources of interest.
AFFHO Retention and Disposal Schedule read more . . .
Written for the AFFHO Council, but is a guideline for all member organisations. Not recently reviewed.