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Location: River Park Church,
3818 - 14A Street SW (map)
Next Meeting: Monday, June 6,

7-9 p.m.
Speaker: Robin Kirk
Topic: Metis Research


Robin "Peepeechew" Kirk is Metis, a mix of French, Ukrainian, and Scottish blood. However, with blonde hair and blue eyes she obviously has predominately Ukrainian DNA. While her siblings got their status cards without any problems, Robin's case was denied. She set out to prove she was "Metis". Because of this research she became quite good at what she did. Her passion now is to help others prove their Metis heritage.


Robin has a BA in History and for 13 years she apprenticed with Geoff Burtonshaw at the Glenbow Museum. After his death she was hired by the Glenbow to copy all of his documents. As part of that agreement she was able to make copies for herself. Robin will be bringing her collection of primary and secondary sources for Metis research with her to the presentation.


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New: AFHS Historic Calgary Week Presentation


Date/Time: Thursday, July 28, 10:00 - 11:30
Location: Room B (basement) of the Calgary Public Library, 616 - Macleod Trail SE, Calgary
Title: “Where Will All The Family Records Go? Succession-Proofing Your Family History”


We all have them somewhere in our homes: the boxes, papers, letters, photographs, heirlooms, family records and even genealogical information like family trees, and birth, marriage and death records and certificates. As we age, we wonder “where will all the family records go?” when we’re gone, especially if you’re the family historian and/or genealogist, and these records are part of your legacy.


Mr. Jim Benedict, Board member and Director with the Alberta Family Histories Society (AFHS), will speak on and demonstrate the preservation of this information forever through electronic means; the Family Genes Project.


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