Jun 29 2019

Family Heritage Festival at Central Library on August 3

AFHS is participating in the annual Family Heritage Festival that Calgary Public Library is holding in partnership with Chinook Country Historical Society.

We will be helping youngsters (roughly grades 2-7) start a family tree using supplied materials. Volunteers are needed. Please contact Christine programs@afhs.ab.ca if you can help.

This free, family-friendly event will be held in the new Central Library’s Shaikh Family Welcome Gallery August 3 from noon to 3 pm.

Jun 29 2019

Historic Calgary Week talk by Jim Benedict at Central Library on August 2

Where Will All the Family Records Go? Succession-Proofing your Family History

Join Jim Benedict, President of Alberta Family Histories Society, as he presents methods and resources to help preserve the research and documents that make up your family’s history.

Audience: Beginner


All of us start with a shoebox of family photographs, a binder of old documents and likely someone’s hand sketched family tree, maybe with dates if we are lucky. As we learn more about genealogy, we might progress to using a computer, perhaps even a website. There are seven stages of doing family research, and this talk will cover the challenges of moving your study through the stages into the 21st century.

Also discussed is an innovative approach to preserving family trees on the web, in use by several members of a Alberta Family Histories Society. Members can have their family tree set up on the Internet, knowing that the Society will preserve their research into the future.

BMO Room on Level 0 at the Central Library, downtown Calgary, 1 pm

Jun 29 2019

Summer Library Hours

During July and August, the Library will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We will also be open on a few Saturdays (July 13 & 27 and August 10 & 24) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Check the calendar to confirm the open days. Please note all summer hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information, please contact library@afhs.ab.ca

Jun 29 2019

Our Program Committee Needs Suggestions!

Have you heard a really good speaker to recommend for our Monthly Meetings? Maybe you have a talk you could present. Our Program Committee needs your help! We currently do not have a presenter for September. Please contact Christine programs@afhs.ab.ca with any ideas you might have.

Jun 29 2019

We’re Looking for Your Stories

Amber Godfrey, our Chinook Arch editor, is looking for stories for upcoming issues. Each month, we have reserved one page for members to share their tales, so please contact Amber if you would like to contribute. Submissions should be about 400 words plus one photograph. The upcoming themes are Harvest / Round-up (September), Thanksgiving (October), War and Peace (November) and Holiday Gatherings (December).  Amber can be contacted at chinookarch@afhs.ab.ca