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IFHAA Genealogy Chat

Weekly Chat Meetings

The IFHAA Australian Genealogy Chat Sessions provide a forum for Australian Genealogists and Family Historians and others who are actively researching Family History in the Australia/pacific region. These sessions are intended to provide a venue for you to put forward details of your research problems/deadends and to receive research assistance from other researchers.

These meetings used to be themed around a different research topic each week but are now open topic sessions.

Members who would like to host a session on a set topic can send an Email, detailing the proposed topic to the IFHAA Coordinator


To participate, direct your IRC (Internet Relay Chat) client program to the following :

Server irc.iigs.org
Port 6667 or 7000
Channel #Australia 
Date Every Saturday
Time 8pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (6pm West Australian Time)
10am Greenwich Mean Time

If you need to download an IRC client program go to http://www.pirch.com/

The IFHAA acknowledge the assistance of the International Internet Genealogy Society (IIGS) and Rootsweb for hosting the Australian Genealogy Chat sessions on their server.

The logs for the themed chat sessions from December 6 1997 onwards are available for download.
Logs generally become available the week following the session. All logs are in txt format and are stored in zip files. You will require PKZip to expand the files.

Log Download Site

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Last modified: March 20, 2006