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Impact of COVID-19

In March the Committee reluctantly cancelled all public meetings, including the Branch AGM and closed the Branch Library in response to the COVD-19 pandemic. Some activities have been able to continue.


Members continue to receive the regular quarterly Tasmanian Ancestry. Perhaps this is an opportunity to write an article for inclusion in the journal – something you have been meaning to do, and now you have the time to do it.

Email Newsletters

Regular email newsletters are also continuing as usual and we also welcome any contributions to that.


At its June meeting the Committee decided to proceed with the Branch Annual General Meeting at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 21 July.  It will be conducted as a Zoom  video-conference.  Special arrangements have been made to support members who may have difficulty with this approach Further details may be found in our June Member Update.

Branch Library

The Committee is working towards the re-opening of the Branch Library. The target date, yet to be confirmed, is 1 August 2020 but this will depend on government restrictions and requirements in place at the time, the development of a COVID-19 plan (in line with the government requirements) and availability of library assistants to resume their volunteering. Initially, use of the Library will be restricted and bookings will be required.

DNA Interest Group

The regular DNA Interest Group is continuing to meet via, now monthly, Zoom video-conferences.

Member Assistance

Many of you will turn to your own family research and tidy up the files, and in this instance, we can still offer research assistance to our members; the first hour is free. Please email us for details or requests.


Our best wishes go to all TFHS members and their families in this difficult period.

Updates will be provided on this page as the situation evolves.

Information current at 25 June 2020

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Site last updated June  2020   COVID-19 Impacts
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