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

7-9 p.m.
Speaker: Tara Shymanski
Topic: Telling Your Family Story


For many of us, the best part of doing genealogy is telling the stories of our family.  Tara will be discussing various techniques we can use to tell our tales.  This is an interactive presentation so please come prepared to share your storytelling secrets.


Nov. 3 meeting: Dona Wheaton - Researching Nova Scotia Ancestors. Dona will show us where to find information in Nova Scotia as well as how to start research on a one room school your ancestors attended. She will bring her successes and how-to materials to share with us.


AFHS library


Our library is located at

712 - 16 Avenue NW in Calgary (map). Check out the Calendar for hours of operation (they can vary) or call the library at (403) 214-1447.


Databases galore


Our cemetery database now contains a whopping 197,000 records!


Search our Cemetery Database


(Cemetery records are also available on DVD.)


Our Births, Marriages and Deaths (BMD) database contains over 34,000 records. It will continue to grow over time and is supplemental to the Newspaper announcements page.


Search our BMD Database



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Proud member of FGS


Proud member of FFHS

Volunteers Urgently Needed


Come join our fabulous team! We have some key positions that urgently need filling. Check them out here and let us know if you can help. We'd love to have you!


New: AFHS Fall Seminar November 15


Featuring much-requested speaker John Althouse and a lineup of our own speakers, this afternoon seminar looks to be a very interesting one. More details here.


New: Beginners Genealogy course


Come and learn the basics of family history research.

Find out more here.


Don't forget to renew your membership


Membership renewals were officially due by the end of August, but we'll take your application anytime.
Download the form here. New members, welcome aboard! Here are some of the benefits of membership.


Updated: Notice of Special Resolution


Because of the storm last week, many members stayed home from the Monday night meeting. As a result, quorum was not met and we could not vote on the new bylaws.


Please do your best to come to the next meeting on October 6 and vote!


Notice is hereby given that a Special Resolution vote will be taken at the October General Meeting on Monday, October 6, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at River Park Church, 3818 14A Street SW, Calgary, Alberta, for the purpose of considering, and if thought fit, to pass a Special Resolution to repeal the Society's bylaws and replace them with new bylaws.


The proposed bylaws can be downloaded here and paper copies will available at the AFHS Library for viewing.


A summary of the major changes can be downloaded here.


For further information, contact .


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