FamilyRoots 2018 DNA Conference 2018

Beyond Ethnicity: Finding Family with DNA

  • Date: Monday and Tuesday, October 1-2, 2018
  • Location: River Park Church and Fort Calgary
  • Program and Registration, go to: FamilyRoots2018


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 General Meeting is on September 10th, at the new location.  Check the AFHS calendar for details


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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

The Celtic SIG is for anyone with Scottish and/or Irish Ancestry. We meet on the fourth Saturday of most months (except December, July, and August), at 10:00 a.m. at the AFHS Library. The September Celtic SIG meeting is CANCELLED. We will next meet on October 27.   For further information, contact Susan Butler.
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When: Tuesday, June 12 at 7 p.m. 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 and we will add you to the email distribution list. Read More

English/Welsh SIG

The English/Welsh SIG will not be meeting until September. Over the summer, questions on English or Welsh research may be directed to Ann Williams, SIG Coordinator   Read More

Family Tree Maker SIG

Our June meeting will be on Saturday June 16, 2018 at 10:00 am in the AFHS Library.  Please note the change of date from the usual first Saturday of the month. For more information contact Read More

The Legacy SIG

The Legacy Users Group will meet on Saturday, September 29 from 10:00 to 11:30 am at the AFHS Library. The tentative topic is Reports and Charting. Please bring your questions, too. 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. Read More
Ontario SIG The Ontario SIG will meet on Monday, September 24 from 10 am until noon at the library. For more information contact Read More

Genealogy Computing Group Meeting

 The AFHS Genealogy Computing Group will meet on Saturday, June 9, starting at 9:30 am at the AFHS Library. We will be working on our family trees using the Family Genes website and the TNG tree application.  Here is your chance to get your family tree, photos and documents safely uploaded and stored on the AFHS Family Genes website.  If you have not tried this service of AFHS yet, come on down to find out how to preserve your research for the next generation.
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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, or: "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. The Family Genes group meets during the Genealogy Computing Group sessions on Saturdays.  The meeting are held at the AFHS Library each second Saturday, from 9:30 am until noon, except for the summer months of July and August.
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