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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 General Meeting is on May 7th.  Speaker topic: Genealogy and the Little Ice Age


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These groups usually hold their own meetings at places and times determined by the participants. The latest times/places can also be found in our online Calendar. Where the AFHS Library is referenced, it can be found at 712 - 16 Avenue NW unless otherwise stated.

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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 April Celtic SIG meeting will be on Saturday, April 28, at the AFHS library. The topic will be: "History and Searching my Ancestors on the Isle of Bute, Scotland", presented by Don, one of the members of the SIG. For further information, contact Susan Butler.
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When: Sunday, April 8th at 1:30 pm. (calendar) 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. Read More

English/Welsh SIG

The next meeting of the English-Welsh SIG is Saturday, April 21st, between 10 a.m. and noon, at the AFHS library when, together with "Ancestor Chat", discussion of our families, our successes and problems, there will be an opportunity for "Computer Chat" - a sharing of information, tricks and tips on using computers and working in Word. The topic will be: "Occupations: Some Records, Some Occupational Diseases". Ann Williams, SIG Coordinator englishwelshsig@afhs.ab.ca Read More

Family Tree Maker SIG

Next Meeting: Saturday, April 7th, 2018

From 10 am until noon, at the AFHS Library.  See the AFHS calendar for other details. Read More

The Legacy SIG

The Legacy Users Group will NOT be meeting in April. For more information contact:  Marion Peterson. Read More

Ontario SIG

The Ontario SIG will be meeting on Monday, April 23rd, from 10 am until noon, at the AFHS library. Maps and changes of boundaries, place and geographic name changes have made life interesting for some when researching family in Ontario. We will share our finds and maybe able to help find your elusive place. We welcome all who have ancestors in what is now Ontario. Read More

Genealogy Computing Group Meeting

     The AFHS Genealogy Computing Group will meet on Saturday, April 14th, starting at 9:30 am at the AFHS Library. At the general meeting, we had a presentation on Cloud Computing and also on our Family Genes project for family trees.  Anyone with follow-up questions is welcome. 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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