A Family History Exhibition will be held in conjunction with Congress in the Exhibition Hall of the Canberra National Convention Centre. The Exhibition will be open to attendees and the public. We are pleased to host our exhibitors who will  make available great products and services, give demonstrations and presentations in the speakers corner.

Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations

The Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations Inc. (AFFHO) is the umbrella organisation for family history societies in the region and is the group responsible for the annual  Nick Vine Hall Award, National Family History Month and  the triennial Australasian Congress on Genealogy and Heraldry.


Ancestry.com.au, Australia and New Zealand’s leading family history website, offers members access to one billion searchable Australian, New Zealand and UK family history records, including the convict and free settler lists, passenger lists, Australian and New Zealand electoral rolls and military records, English, Welsh and Scottish censuses, birth, marriage and death records as well as user-contributed family trees.


Anthologie Group

Everyone has a story, we make books that tell your unique story. Compile all your family history, treasured memories and important pictures into a format that’s beautiful, easy to share and will be treasured by generations. At Anthologie we offer story consultation, professional editing and scanning of photos and documents, publishing and lots of helpful advice along the way. Tell your story today.



At Apia we believe the more you live life, the better you get at it. This is why we’re rewarding over 50’s, with competitive insurance prices and better cover. So come and have a chat with our team whilst at the Congress and see how Apia Rewards Experience.


Archive Digital Books Australasia

We have digitised 2 million pages of old and rare books with approximately 150 million names. First published on 2000 data CDs, these are now also offered in 52 major collections with master indexing and up to 90% discount.


Carol Baxter, The History Detective

Carol Baxter helps genealogists improve their skills with her free monthly History Detective newsletter and her genealogical ‘how to’ books: Help! Historical and Genealogical Truth: How do I separate fact from fiction? (2015), Help! How do I find my ancestor’s surname? (2015) and Writing Interesting Family Histories (2010). She has another five ‘how to’ books in the pipeline.


Congress 2018

Congress 2018: The Society of Australian Genealogists is hosting the next AFFHO Congress in 2018 in Sydney. Register your interest and find out more at our booth.


Endangered Heritage

Endangered Heritage has a fully equipped laboratory to enable the conservation of artwork, artifacts and significant heritage items. We ensure the delivery of preservation services to National Heritage institutions, private collectors and individuals. Endangered Heritage stocks a wide range of archival and conservation products that individuals can use at home to ensure the safety and life of valuable and sentimental items for the next generation to cherish.


Families in British India Society

The Families In British India Society (FIBIS) is a self-help organisation for people who had European or Anglo Indian ancestors living or working in India or South Asia between 1600 and 1947. The FIBIS website offers a free database of over 1.3 million records, a fibiwiki, an image gallery and a library of digitised books.



FamilySearch.org is the largest free collection of online resources for family history research. With billions of historical records, powerful search tools, family trees, and an active community, FamilySearch.org helps people everywhere to discover, preserve, and share their family history.



Findmypast makes original historical documents available to search online, so that people can explore a collection of over two billion records to find their ancestors and trace their family tree from the comfort of their own home worldwide.



The ebooks division of Gould Genealogy & History currently offers over 50 books published by Unlock the Past and 120 by Archive Digital Books Australasia. These are available as digital downloads.


Genealogy SA

Genealogy SA is the leading resource for South Australian family history information. We have in excess of 30,000 books, 100,000+ microfiche, including copies of original early Certificates for Births, Deaths and Marriages. Our current project is to place hundreds of volunteer created indexes on our website in the coming months. Much will be publicly available, with extra information for Genealogy SA members.


Guild of One-Name Studies

The Guild of One-Name Studies is the worldwide centre of excellence in One-Name studies. The Guild provides its members with the means to share, exchange and publish information about One-Name studies. It also encourages and assists all interested in One-Name studies by means of seminars, projects, and other activities.


Gould Genealogy & History

Gould Genealogy & History has been a supplier of products for family and local historians since 1976. With over 9000 products it still has one of the widest ranges of worldwide genealogy products anywhere.


Huguenot Society of Australia Inc.

The Huguenot Society of Australia is a family history & historical society dedicated to spreading knowledge of the Huguenots, the Protestants of France. Since 1788 thousands of Huguenot descendants have come to Australia from many lands. We have state chapters in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland & the ACT, and members throughout Australia.


Inside History magazine

Inside History magazine is for people passionate about Australia’s genealogy, history and heritage. Whether you want to explore convict history, find your Anzac, identify photographs or trace your family tree, our trusted expert advice will help you discover your past.


Momento Pro

Momento is Australia’s first and finest photo book company devoted to preserving past and present photo memories in premium, hardcover coffee-table books. Our free software makes it easy for anyone to layout their photos with text and graphics, ready for us to print and handcraft with care.  They’re perfect for one or many copies of memoirs, family history, anniversary, birthday books and annuals.


National Archives of Australia

The National Archives of Australia holds the memory of our nation – collecting and preserving Australian Government records that reflect our history and identity, and tracing events and decisions that have shaped the lives of Australians. Visitors can explore our collection, online or in person, to discover their family history and learn more about Australia’s story.

Visit the Archives in all capital cities to view original records, search for records on RecordSearch, discover hundreds of thousands of historical photographs on PhotoSearch or explore our collection online.


National Library of Australia

The Library’s collections offer a wealth of resources to the Australian family historian. With family history resources on microfiche and microfilm and access to digital and electronic resources, the National Library of Australia is a home for Australia’s stories.

Trove helps you find resources from Australian libraries, archives, museums and more. Explore our free collection of more than 150 million digitised newspaper articles to unearth those forgotten family secrets, or put your family history into a broader historical context. Be warned – it’s addictive!  But Trove is more than newspapers, with millions of photographs, objects, archives and publications from around the country. What connections can you discover?


NSW and ACT Association of Family History Societies

The Association has over 50 member societies in New South Wales and the ACT and will be holding its annual conference at Port Macquarie in September.


Openbook Howden Print

Openbook Howden Design & Print is a specialist in book design and print, with decades of experience in producing District and Family histories. We will be happy to discuss with you the many options that are available to assist you in the production of your History.


Preservation Australia P/L

Preservation Australia is a specialised business that offers services in the conservation of archival material (documents, letters etc), artwork on paper, maps and plans, books, and photographs. We also run an extensive range of workshops in conservation practices. Through our subsidiary, Conservation Resources, we offer a full range of archival products. We can accommodate all your preservation requirements.

preservationaustralia.com.au or conservationresources.com.au


ReplayU, where genealogy comes alive.  Capturing your story with you speaking directly to generations to come.


South Australian Genealogy & Heraldry Society Inc

Genealogy SA is the leading resource for South Australian family history information. We have in excess of 30,000 books, 100,000+ microfiche, including copies of original early Certificates for Births, Deaths and Marriages. Our current project is to place hundreds of volunteer created indexes on our website in the coming months. Much will be publicly available, with extra information for Genealogy SA members.


State Records NSW

State Records NSW holds and provides access to the NSW State Government archives.  State Records holds a wealth of records of interest to the family history researcher, from probates to immigration and convict records, and more.


Teapot Genealogy

Teapot Genies have produced indexes from State Records NSW which are now searchable by a Surname. Most of the indexes are unique to Teapot Genealogy.

CONGRESS SPECIAL 20% discount on pre orders for the Congress contact [email protected] for further details


Unlock the Past Cruises

International history and genealogy conferences at sea with leading Australasian and international speakers. Past and committed cruises have included Australia, New Zealand, the British Isles and elsewhere. Cruises 2015-2016 include the Baltic, Transatlantic, Queensland, Auckland to Fremantle and a European River Cruise.



VICGUM is a self-help group and assists its members to make better use of their genealogical software, scanners, internet etc. by way of monthly talks, workshops, newsletter, mailing list (GUMNET) and user groups. VICGUM imports genealogical software, sells to VICGUM members and the Australian family history community and has become an ‘authority’ in Australia on the use of this software.




Family History Exhibition

A Family History Exhibition will be held in conjunction with Congress in the Exhibition Hall of the Canberra National Convention Centre. This is a beautifully designed space with plenty of natural light and allowing free flow of people passing all exhibits.

The venue is accessible, all on one level and with easy access to parking.

The Congress Program has been structured to allow plenty of time for participants to wander in the Exhibition space. Congress catering will be provided within the space.

This will be an excellent opportunity for Exhibitors to showcase their products and services and to network with new and existing customers.

For full details of the opportunities available, prices of exhibition space options, and suggestions to make the most of your exhibition experience, click here for the Exhibitor Prospectus