Australasian Genealogy Congress 2021


Having considered the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the continuing uncertainty due to ongoing travel restrictions within Australian States and Territories, it is with great regret to advise that the AFFHO Congress 2021 will be postponed until 2022.

The organising committee delayed the decision on postponement as late as possible in the hope that there would be greater certainty around travel and the ability for as many delegates to attend as possible.
However, the reality is that the current situation relating to travel restrictions within Australia is not improving. With approximately one third of attendees and six of our speakers unable to travel to Congress 2021, we feel that it is not fair nor feasible for the event to go ahead.

The organising committee is grateful for the support from the AFFHO committee during the process of making this difficult decision. We apologise to everyone anticipating the event on Norfolk Island and appreciate their patience and understanding in this unfortunate outcome. We also apologise for any inconvenience incurred from the postponement.

The AFFHO Congress has been postponed until the 2nd to 4th August, 2022.
We anticipate there may be some amendments to Speakers and the Program schedule, however the congress inclusions for 2022 will remain the same.

All registration fees will be held in credit for the AFFHO Congress 2022 event.

If you booked with Norfolk Island Travel Centre, they will be in touch with you soon regarding your holiday package and optional tours.
If you booked accommodation, airfares, and car hire with another Agent or Booking Platform, please contact them and advise the congress has been postponed until 2022.
If you booked additional tours or experiences on island (other than via Norfolk Island Travel Centre) you will need to contact the relevant booking agency.

1 to 5 August 2021

Hosted by Norfolk Island Museum

The Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations.
Congress 2021 will be held in one of the most historical places in the Southern Hemisphere – beautiful Norfolk Island.

Come join us for a week of events culminating in the conference, with outstanding guest speakers from a variety of subjects, all designed to help you in your quest for knowledge.

Attend a variety of lectures & workshops, hear Genealogical Experts, and attend the Trade Show

Tour Norfolk Island attractions, Museums, including the World Heritage Listed Kingston

  • Walk in the footsteps of history from four distinct separate settlements from c1300AD to  day.
  • Marvel at the exceptionally preserved buildings from a colonisation era like none other.
  • Meet descendants from one of history’s most famous mutinies.

Accommodation and Travel packages can be booked through the Norfolk Island Travel Centre.
Please book early to ensure your travel needs can be met. Refunds will be available less a small admin fee. Travel insurance is recommended.
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Congress Registration
You can register here  for the Congress, or via the Registration menu item above. Registration should be made through this website, and is tentative and not confirmed until payment is received. Payment needs to be made directly to the Norfolk Island Travel Centre bank account, or by credit card to the Norfolk Island Travel Centre who are handling the entire payment process. Bank details are provided during the checkout stage.

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History in Paradise – AFFHO 2021 Conference