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Some members and former members are concerned about what happens to their research when they have passed on.

Are you using a proprietary genealogy or family history program on your computer or one of the online commercial programs to record your family tree and records? Have you thought about publishing on the World Wide Web? Have you thought about what will happen to all of your hard work when you have finished and/or passed on?

FHWA offers a hosting service for family trees on the World Wide Web. FHWA Members, former members and Affiliated Societies are invited to use the FHWA Servers hosted by Media Cloud to host their websites.

What will they look like?

A number of members are already using this service. You can view them here.

It is easy

The process is quite straight forward. Make a payment to FHWA based on the schedule of fees below and we will supply you with IP address, username, password etc so that you can manage your own sub-site within the FHWA Website. Sub-Domain names will be of the form https://xxxxx.members.fhwa.org.au where xxxxx is your membership number. If you have your own domain name, we can arrange to have that connected to your Sub-Domain.

You can purchase the Hosting Service on a per annum basis for as long as you want FHWA to host your web site. Alternatively, for a fee equivalent to 10 years of hosting, FHWA will host your site for as long as the Society exists (“In Perpetuity”). You can choose to pay “up front” as insurance and we will hold it until you are no longer an active member or you can pay when you decide to retire from research. “In Perpetuity” Websites cannot be updated.

Don't have a web site?

For those members who would like to have a website created from their research but who are unlikely to create their own website, FHWA has volunteers who will quote you individually to do the work. Provided you have a GEDCOM with your family tree data in, a simple website could cost as little as $200. Obviously the more work our volunteers have to put in the greater the cost.

What will it cost?

  • 1GB of webspace $50 per annum ($75 for former members)
  • Additional webspace $25 ($35 for former members) per GB per annum
  • “In Perpetuity” website - $500 one off fee for current members. Joining fee will be waived for former members or non-members who wish to join/re-join in order to purchase “In Perpetuity” webspace. As this service is for inactive websites only, you would either need to load the website immediately or else pay an annual fee to enable you to build your perfect website. If our volunteers build the site for you then you would not need to pay the annual fee.
  • Website creation – request a quote from This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • For a copy of our Terms & Conditions see here

How do I pay?

Go to FHWA Shop/Services/Web hosting.  You will need to be logged in with your member login.

I only have paper records

FHWA is also offering a digitisation service for those members concerned that all their years of hard work might be just thrown out. The cost will be dependent on how much time is needed to do the scanning and to compile the records in pdf format.
Records digitisation - request a quote from This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it t

Last Updated on Friday, 05 November 2021 11:17

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