Nov 01 2017

No Computer group meeting in Nov.

Genealogy Computing Group

No meeting in November

The next meeting would land on November 11th.  Because this is Remembrance Day, the next computing group meeting will be December 9th.  Let’s commemorate Remembrance Day, wear a poppy and hug a veteran.
Oct 31 2017

Request for new editor for Chinook

New Chinook Editor Required

It is with regret that I announce I will be resigning from the role of Editor on June 30th, 2018.

I volunteered for this role October 2015 at my very first AFHS General Meeting. Yes, it was a bold move, but I’m not disappointed I did it. The saying that you receive more than you give has certainly been true for me. I have met some wonderful people who are passionate about family history. The role of editor has allowed me to learn about topics and people that I would never have come across in my day-to-day life.

Although I will no longer be editing, I will still design and layout Chinook. This means the new editor will be able to focus entirely on the job of editing.

I won’t say this position will not take some time and effort, but I can say, it will be worth it. I don’t often quote Margaret Thacher, but her words ring true for me:

“Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.

It’s not a day when you lounged around doing nothing.

It’s when you’ve had everything to do, and you’ve done it.”

If you feel like making a bold move that will enhance your life and lives of AFHS members, please email me at editor-chinook@afhs.ab.ca

Michele Buhler

Oct 31 2017

CHINOOK – Call for Articles

Education in a New Land

School children with teacher in front of  school in Ontario about 1900. Wikipedia.com

For most of us, education in Canada appears to have always been as it is now: children go to school at a certain age, they progress through a graded system, they are taught by qualified teachers, they are given instruction in a variety of subjects, and eventually they graduate with a diploma, certificate or degree. This, however, has not always been true. Education in this new country was full of fits and starts, controversy and conflict. Differences occurred at almost all levels from the family, the differing religious and immigrant affiliations, right up through to the governing bodies of the day. If you have a story that will expand Chinook reader’s minds, please send it our way!

Oct 31 2017

Legacy group in December

The Legacy SIG

The AFHS Legacy Users Group will meet Sunday, December 10, at the AFHS library (712 16 Ave NW) from 1:30 to 3 pm. Tentative topics include how to add a location, using bookmarks and the To-Do feature. Everyone is welcome to attend – longtime users, new users and people considering Legacy as their genealogy software. For more information contact:  Marion Peterson.

Oct 31 2017

DNA SIG meeting in November

DNA SIG

When: Tuesday, November 14th 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 dnasig@afhs.ab.ca and we will add you to the email distribution list.