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Location: River Park Church,
3818 - 14A Street SW (map)
Next Meeting: Monday, Sept. 8,

7-9 p.m.
Speaker: John Smiley
Topic: Using Evernote for Your Research


At our first meeting of this new season John Smiley will give his talk (that was so rudely pre-empted by naughty technology) about using Evernote in your genealogy research.


Evernote is a note taking app that almost seems made for genealogists. It will make your genealogy research (and maybe even your life) so much easier.  Easier is better, right?  


Join us on Monday September 8th and make your life easier.



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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.


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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!


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 September 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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Windsock is a members-only email list that is used to communicate with AFHS members on important matters quickly. For instance, we have used it to notify you of library closures due to a blizzard, to remind you of the AGM, and to let you know about upcoming events.


Since Windsock is very likely going to be the way we send members a link to download digital Chinook, it is very important that we have your email address. If you are not receiving Windsock (or don't know whether you are or not), please to confirm your information.


Upcoming events


We have created a new page that lists upcoming events. Imagine attending a seminar in Parksville or Southern California! Check out the listings. (Updated 04 Sep 2014)


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Thousands of new database records added


Our cemetery database now contains 22,800 new records, bringing the total to a whopping 197,000 records!


Search our Cemetery Database now.


Our Births, Marriages and Deaths (BMD) database has 2500 new records and now contains over 34,000 records! It will continue to grow over time and is supplemental to the Newspaper announcements page.


Search our BMD database now.


Join our discussion board


Our new mailing list is growing and we now have 100 members signed up. Don't miss out on announcements and general discussion!



If you have any difficulty signing up for the new mailing list, please contact Dawn (webmaster) .


Cemetery records are also available on DVD


Our Projects Committee, which transcribes cemetery data, works tirelessly to bring us mounds of data, which is available on DVDs! View the collection here.