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Alberta Family Histories Society (AFHS) is a non-profit organization supporting worldwide family history research through education and the encouragement of preservation of information.
The Society and its Library are located in Calgary, Alberta.

    • The next AFHS monthly meeting is November 18  at 7 pm at The Village.  Join us when Jason Nisensen, Archivist at the University of Calgary’s Military Museum, will tell us how the Museum can help us with our research. (Note the change of date due to Remembrance Day.)
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These groups hold their own meetings at places and times determined by the participants. The latest times/places can also be found on our online Calendar. Where the AFHS Library is referenced, it is at 712 - 16 Avenue NW.

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Celtic SIG

When: The fourth Saturday of most months (except December, June, July, and August), at 10:00 a.m. at the AFHS Library.
Next meeting is Saturday, September 28 from 10 am until noon. The Celtic SIG is for anyone with Scottish and/or Irish Ancestry. Check the AFHS online Calendar for dates of upcoming meetings. For further information, contact Susan Butler.
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DNA SIG

Meetings: Check the calendar for the meeting dates and times. We do not meet in July and August. Where: AFHS Library at 712 - 16th Avenue NW
We discuss what is happening in the world of genetic genealogy and try to help you make sense of your DNA results. If you have questions about your DNA test results, remember to bring your NUMBERS – your DNA kit number and your password. If you would like to receive the Thermometer DNA SIG newsletter please contact us at dnasig@afhs.ab.ca and we will add you to the email distribution list.
Date Program
April 9
May 14 TBA
June 4 TBA
July no meeting
August no meeting
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English/Welsh SIG

When: The English/Welsh SIG next meeting is on Saturday, September 21 from 10 am until noon at the AFHS library.
Ann Williams, SIG Coordinator englishwelshsig@afhs.ab.ca
Date Program
Sept. 21 TBA
Oct. 19 TBA
Nov. 16 TBA
Dec. 21 TBA
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Family Tree Maker SIG

When:The Family Tree Maker SIG meets on the first Saturday of the month, excluding holidays, 10 am - noon at the AFHS Library.
Are you new to Genealogy? Been working on your tree for a while? Not sure which software to use. Join us and see the if this program is what you are looking for. All are welcome to join us. Bring any questions, discoveries or interesting ideas you may have.
Check the AFHS online Calendar for dates of upcoming meetings. For more information, contact ftmsig@afhs.ab.ca
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Legacy Users Group

When: The Legacy Users Group meets about four or five times a year, usually on Sunday afternoons. Where: AFHS Library at 712 - 16th Avenue NW
We will next meet on Sunday, September 29 from 1:30 pm to 3 pm at the AFHS Library. The topic will be "Reports". Everyone is welcome, from those just considering Legacy to beginners to users with lots of experience. We learn from each other. For more information contact:  Marion Peterson.
Date Program
Sunday, September 29 Reports
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Ontario SIG

When: The Ontario SIG Group meets every other month on the fourth Monday at 10 am, at the AFHS Library.
The Ontario SIG next meets Monday, September 23rd from 10 am to noon at the AFHS library. The topic will be "Using Literature." This meeting will be a time to share about a book you have read that added to your knowledge about life in Ontario during the time of an ancestor. For more information contact Helen Backhouse at ontariosig@afhs.ab.ca
Date Program
June No meeting
September 23 Using Literature
October No meeting
November 25 TBA
December No meeting
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Digital Genealogy SIG

Meetings: The Digital Genealogy SIG meets on the second Saturday at 10 am. Where: AFHS Library at 712 - 16th Avenue NW
Check the AFHS online Calendar for dates of upcoming meetings.
Date Program
June 8 Using Scanners and Cameras for Digital Preservation
September 14 TBA
October 12 TBA
November 9 TBA
December 14 TBA
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Family Genes

Family Genes is a Society project for the preservation of members' family tree studies. Using a web-based application, known as TNG, "The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding", our members can upload, display and archive their family information. Explore the site at Family Genes and check out the dozens of family studies that have been posted.  You might find your ancestors.
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