Nov 12 2019

Southern Alberta Pioneers and Their Descendants Book Fair

The Southern Alberta Pioneers and Their Descendants invite you to a Book Fair on November 30 from 10:00 to 3:00 P.M. at our Memorial Hall (3625 Fourth Street S.W., Calgary, Alberta). Come start your Christmas shopping with a large selection of books from a variety of publishers/authors and private collections.

Oct 31 2019

GenFair 2020

Alberta Genealogical Society will be holding GenFair 2020 on April 25, 2020 at Wetaskiwin, Alberta. For information visit the GenFair website.

Oct 21 2019

DNA: Integrated Tools

AFHS received the following announcement from Family History Fanatics:

DNA: Integrated Tools is designed for the intermediate genetic genealogist (or the beginner that wants to push themselves some more). The workshop will cover various aspects of clustering matches and how to use this information with other tools to identify the relationship of unknown matches. This online eWorkshop will be held the evenings of Dec 5th, Dec 12th, and Dec 19th. Participants will learn how to integrate tools from various DNA websites to further their genealogy research.  Six hours of interactive instruction for the early bird price is $24.99 through November 18th and $29.99 thereafter. More details and registration can be found at: //www.familyhistoryfanatics.com/dnaworkshop.

Sep 30 2019

Workshop

Family Genes Workshop

Would you like to have your own website to store your family tree safely? Family Genes can do that for you. Family Genes is an AFHS project for the preservation of members’ family tree studies. Using a web-based application, known as TNG, our members can upload, display and archive their family information. Whether you are just beginning or struggling to figure out how to use Family Genes, this workshop will help you.

 

DATE:   Saturday, November 30, 2019

TIME:   9:00 a.m. to noon

COST:   $15 (coffee and tea provided)

NOTE:  The workshops are reserved for members of the Society

PLACE:  Alberta Family Histories Society Library

712 – 16 Avenue NW

Calgary, Alberta

Space is limited!

Limited parking available behind the library.  Note: The parking lot adjacent to the library is reserved for patrons of the next-door restaurant.


This is a hands-on workshop. Please bring your research and laptop or other device with you. (The AFHS library has a limited number of computers for use.) Jim Benedict and Don Duncan will introduce you to the Family Genes website, then participants will have an opportunity to learn how to enter their own information. Volunteers will be available to help you!

For those who do not have their own TNG application, you can still join in and learn about the features of this website version of your family tree.  If you decide you want to start using TNG, the software subscription licence can be purchased at the meeting.  The Society is permitted to sell you the one-time licence fee of $40.00.

Payment can be made by cash, cheque, credit or debit card at the workshop.

 

Contact events@afhs.ab.ca to register.

 

 

Following the Trail

Are you getting every bit of information from documents you find? Do you know where to look next? The research cycle includes finding a record with your ancestor on it, fully analyzing that record, and deciding where to search next. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn techniques to gather all the information from a document and tips on where to look for the next record.

DATE:   February 29, 2020

TIME:   10:00 a.m. to Noon

COST:   $15 (coffee and tea provided)

PLACE:  Alberta Family Histories Society Library

712 – 16 Avenue NW

Calgary, Alberta

 

Space is limited!

 

This is a hands-on workshop. Please bring your research and laptop or other device with you. (The AFHS library has a limited number of computers for use.) Tara Shymanski will begin with an informative talk. Participants will then have the opportunity to put their new knowledge to work with help from volunteers.

 

Payment can be made by cash or cheque at the workshop.

 

Contact events@afhs.ab.ca to register.

Sep 28 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 War and Peace (November) and Holiday Gatherings (December).  Amber can be contacted at chinookarch@afhs.ab.ca