Hello Everybody, our website is currently being updated.  Some links and Query databases have not yet been migrated over, sorry for the inconvenience. 

Looking for the previous site?  Visit: archive.afhs.ab.ca

Please stay tuned!

Feb 01 2018

Transportation Coordination

It has been pointed out that some Members, for various reasons, would benefit from having Transportation to meetings in order to participate more.

If you need a ride, or could offer a ride within your area, please contact me with your area (ex. Beltline, Canyon Meadows, Strathcona) and I will match people according to location.

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Contact:  Membership@afhs.ab.ca


Jan 27 2018

Genealogy Basics Workshop

Genealogy Basics Workshop

What: A workshop for beginners or people wanting to improve their skills. All participants should bring one ancestor they want to research and all information they have already covered.

When: Sunday, February 25, from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Where: at the AFHS library.

Cost: AFHS members: no charge. Non-members: $40.00.

Topics: Identifying what you and your family know about your ancestor. Getting organized. Setting research goals. Finding records. Evaluating what you find.

Organizer: Tara Shymanski. Contact her at tshymanski@gmail.com for details and if you plan to attend.

Jan 27 2018

AFHS Annual General Meeting

AFHS Annual General Meeting coming up in April

The April general meeting, on April 2, is also our Annual General Meeting.  The annual report and financial statements will be made available to members in attendance.  Please set aside that evening to attend, as it is one of the more important events of the Society.  There will be further details in the next Windsock edition.

Jan 20 2018

Bookmaking Workshops – Get your Family History into a Book!

Do you have some stories or a pile of photos that you’d like to put into a book? These workshops will show you how you can produce a book that you’ll be proud to share with your family and friends.

You will be shown how to use the Blurb Booksmart program as well as tips that will help you design a book that will be both pleasing to the eye and well organized. (A Booksmart Guide and plenty of handouts will be provided to help you practice on your own between workshops.)

As these are hands-on workshops, you will be working on your own laptop. If you do not have a laptop, there are computers at the AFHS Library that are available to participants on a first-come first-serve basis.

Dates:   Monday, March 12 & 26

Time:    12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Cost:     $40 (members)  $50 (non-members)

To register email editor-chinook@afhs.ab.ca 

Jan 20 2018

Is it time to write down those stories? Join our next Writing Workshop!

Join the AFHS Life & Family History Writing Workshop this winter. This small group will provide ideas on how to write down your family stories.     Previous participants have found these workshops to be not only fun, but also a great motivator to get those stories on paper!

Next group runs at the AFHS Library for 10 Tuesdays, February 13 – April 17 at 1:00 – 3:15 pm. Cost is $170 (members) or $200 (non-members).

To register email editor-chinook@afhs.ab.ca