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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

Jan 17 2018

Saskatchewan Conference in April

Your Family History: Finding and Assembling the Pieces


The Saskatoon Branch is hosting the SGS 2018 conference April 20-22, 2018 at the Park Town Hotel in Saskatoon. Pre-conference tours will be offered on Friday April 20 with the conference running from 7:00 PM Friday to 12:00 Noon Sunday.  Within that short time, there will be five plenary sessions, five small group sessions (with 3-4 choices at each time), and the SGS AGM.   Of course, in addition to attending exciting sessions, participants will be able to visit various displays and vendors, win all types of prizes, and network with colleagues and friends – and maybe even find a few new ‘cousins’!  It will be a busy and worthwhile weekend for genealogists of all levels of experience and with many different family history ‘puzzles’ to put together!

Dates: April 20, 21 and 22; 2018

Place: Park Town Hotel in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Website: Saskatchewan Genealogical Society SGS 2018 conference.


Jan 12 2018

Ontario Genealogy Summer Camp in June

Explore your Ontario roots in June!

The Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society is pleased to present a unique summer experience for family historians with research interests in Ontario.

Genealogy Summer Camp is an innovative five-day program that has been coordinated by Branch member Jane E. MacNamara for more than 20 years. Registration is now open for the 2018 Summer Camp, which will run from June 4 to 8, 2018.

Campers will visit the Archives of Ontario, City of Toronto Archives, Toronto Reference Library, and their choices of the four denominational archives in Toronto. Each day will include a tour or tutorial, and plenty of time for family history research, under the guidance of local experts. This program is designed mainly for out-of-towners, but we also welcome Toronto-area researchers. It’s a great way to get acquainted (or reacquainted) with the wonderful genealogy resources and repositories in Ontario’s largest city. We’ll help you spend more time finding information, and less time finding the archives! 

And there’s a bonus! The 2018 Summer Camp will take place right after the annual Ontario Genealogical Society Conference in nearby Guelph. If you’re already planning to attend the OGS Conference, why not extend your stay and enjoy an extra week of concentrated research in Ontario records.  Summer Camp registrants get a special discount on OGS Conference rates!

 Spaces in Genealogy Summer Camp are limited. For more information and the online application, please visit wherethestorytakesme.ca.

Gwyneth Pearce

Publicity – Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society

Jan 12 2018

Kelowna Conference in September

“Harvest Your Family Tree” Conference

SAVE THE DATE!! Friday, Sept. 28 – Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, Kelowna, BC

The Kelowna & District Genealogical Society announces:

“Harvest Your Family Tree” Conference 2018

Exciting Speakers, Genealogical Marketplace, One-on-One Consultations,

Friday Reception, Lots of Great Door prizes, Raffles, Lots of Fun & Lots of Information

Stay tuned for more information coming in early 2018!

Get the scoop on all the conference news by joining our conference mailing list.

Email: conference@kdgs.ca

Website: www.KDGS.ca