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

7-9 p.m.
Speaker: Lorraine Cathro
Topic: Bring Your Ancestors to Life Through Short Stories


Note: This is also our AGM night!


Lorraine will share tips on how to bring your ancestors to life on the page by writing short stories about them. She will explain her points by reading excerpts from her book, Roots and Adventures: A Prairie Childhood, about her lineage and growing up in rural Alberta in the 1950s and 1960s.


Lorraine will also talk about the advantages and challenges of self-publishing. Copies of her book will be available for purchase.


AFHS library


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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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Notice of upcoming Annual General Meeting


Notice of the Annual General Meeting is hereby given in accordance with the AFHS Bylaws, which state: "Written notice of the date, time, place and purpose of such General Meeting shall be made available to all members in good standing at least twenty-one (21) days prior to the meeting."
The Annual General Meeting of the Alberta Family Histories Society shall be held on Monday, April 6, 2015 at River Park Church, 3818 - 14A Street SW, starting at 7:00 p.m., during which financial and other reports will be presented, business conducted and elections held.


We have changed our membership year


And the good news is that this year's members will receive a few free months! Our old membership year went from Sep 1 to Aug 31, but now it runs from Jan 1 to Dec 31. For you, this means you get four free months tagged onto the year.


We are hearing from many members who are uncertain as to whether they have renewed or not, so if you wish to make sure you have, please , our Membership Coordinator.


And speaking of memberships, see the next item, below.


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