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 June 4th. Join us for our Volunteer Appreciation Event. Bring your brags and questions!
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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 May Celtic SIG meeting will be on Saturday, May 26, at the AFHS library.   For further information, contact Susan Butler.
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When: Monday evening, May 8, starting at 7 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 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, May 19th, between 10 a.m. and noon, at the AFHS library. There will be three parts to the meeting: First a  sharing of photos and information on graveyard headstones, then a quiz - with prizes - and, as it's our last meeting until the fall, tea and goodies. Small quantities of goodies would be very welcome. . Ann Williams, SIG Coordinator Read More

Family Tree Maker SIG

Next Meeting: Saturday, May 5th.

From 10 am until noon, at the AFHS Library.  See the AFHS calendar for other details. Our May meeting will be on Saturday May 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am in the AFHS Library.  If you are considering making and printing a family book, you may want to attend this meeting. A book created using the Family Tree software will be presented. Join us and get ideas on how to do one yourself. We will also continue discussing aspect of the software. Bring any questions, discoveries or interesting ideas you may have. 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 NOT be meeting in May. The Ontario SIG will meet on Monday, June 11th, from 10 am until noon at the library. This will be last meeting until the fall and we will hear a report of the recent OGS Conference from Lorna and try and find answers for at least some of your Burning Questions. Read More

Genealogy Computing Group Meeting

     The AFHS Genealogy Computing Group will meet on Saturday, May 12th, 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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