The Victorian Association of Family History Organisations (VAFHO) is an umbrella organisation of family history and genealogical societies together with State Government instrumentalities.

The committee has provision for ten members – four city-based groups, which must include the Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies, FamilySearch, the Genealogical Society of Victoria and at least one state government instrumentality plus six additional groups.

The Committee meets March, June, September and December. The Annual general meeting is held around September as advised each year.

Full membership is available only to organisations in Victoria. However, Associate membership is available to individuals & groups outside the state of Victoria.

Aims & Purpose

  • To promote and encourage the study of genealogy, heraldry, family history and allied subjects throughout Victoria.
  • To promote and arrange easier public access to public records and record repositories throughout Victoria.
  • To promote and encourage the preservation of records for family history research.
  • To co-ordinate the conduct of regular family history conferences and events in Victoria.