Welcome to the website of the Hungerford and Associated Families Society (HAFS), where you can learn about the Hungerfords who migrated from Ireland to Australia, and their history going back to England in the mediaeval times. As Hungerfords married they developed associations with other families, of course. Some migrated together in the early days of colony, while others formed in the years that followed. Find family trees, read stories and see photos of people and places over the last two hundred years. Start exploring here.
Are you an Australian Hungerford?
Check this list of Surnames of Australian Hungerfords or search our website.
Send us an email if you would like more information or have some to share.
We have over twenty five years of journals and newsletters, containing historical research, memoirs, and eulogies. We also now have indexes and special interest forums online, where you can start a topic of your own. At Pokolbin, we have print publications, original photographs and memorabilia. Whether you’re interested in historical subjects, or just interested in finding out about your branch of the family, you will find something of interest.
And perhaps you can help fill in the gaps and carry on the research for future generations. Share the stories and photos of your parents and grand-parents, so generations of the future can discover their family history. Donations of family objects or documents can be made for safe-keeping, or copies made for sharing. Our enthusiastic committee members can visit to see what you have, wherever you are!
Become a Member
When you join our society, you gain access to online resources for your family research, and receive new articles in our twice-yearly journals and newsletters. Our annual general meeting and other events provide a chance to meet cousins and visit places of historical interest. Your subscription will also help fund our publications and website. Read more about Membership.
Join a Working Bee
We need people to help with working bees and other activities. Any member is welcome to lend a hand with archiving new material at Pokolbin. See the Events for current details.
Make a Suggestion
Do you have an idea of something new that will be of interest to our members? Or attract new members? What can we do that might be relevant for your branch of the Hungerfords? Make a suggestion.
Check the News to see the latest online articles and events that have been posted.
Printed journals and indexes are now available in our online shop, along with books produced by our dedicated members.