Dec 26 2018

AFHS 2020 Conference

AFHS 2020 Conference

The events committee is hoping to host a genealogy conference in April 2020. They are lots of work but worth the effort. Committee members work together to decide who the speakers are and what people will learn. Please join us and help out.

We need people to lead the following committees

  • Registration
  • Marketing
  • Speaker selection
  • Sponsors / Vendors
  • Food and Hotel Liaison
  • Swag, participant bags
  • Door Prizes Committee

Please contact events@afhs.ab.ca if you’re interested in helping out in any way.

May 30 2018

Library Donations and Materials For Sale

Our library gratefully accepts donations of materials that meet our criteria. Our policy for donations can be found here: Library Donations Policy 8 Aug 2017

Come check out the items for sale in our basement and purchase some summer reading material!

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

May 29 2018

AFHS Volunteer Opportunities

Our volunteers are the lifeblood of our Society.

We just couldn’t manage without all the dedicated people we have doing everything from running the library to setting up new members to organizing audio/visual equipment at meetings. We have a lot of fun working together and enjoy each other’s company.

Positions Available:

Editor – Chinook

Do you have content ideas for our journal? No one has stepped forward to be the editor of our quarterly journal Chinook. You would set the themes and collect the content. For more details, contact Michele editor-chinook@afhs.ab.ca

Social Media Manager

We are currently looking for someone to help manage the Society’s social media accounts. The required weekly time commitment wouldn’t be more than an hour a week and you would be helping us greatly! If you are interested, please contact webmaster@afhs.ab.ca

Society Photographer

Do you like to take photos? A volunteer to take photos for our website and our Society archives would be greatly appreciated. Contact Marion archives@afhs.ab.ca

Sep 20 2017

English/Welsh SIG – about

English Welsh SIG

English/Welsh SIG

Saturday, September 16: 10 am to noon.

Next Saturday (Sep 16th), the English/Welsh SIG has it’s first meeting of the season (10 a.m. – noon at the AFHS library) when we’ll have an Internet Quiz plus an introduction to the treasures of the AFHS library.  Everyone welcome.

Ann Williams, SIG Co-ordinator englishwelshsig@afhs.ab.ca

Anyone with English or Welsh ancestry in their family tree are welcome to come and meet other genealogists with similar interests. Meetings take place in the AFHS library on the third Saturday of each month, from 10 am until noon.

What can this SIG offer?

  • expertise in English genealogy
  • small group discussion
  • individual help with specific problems
  • AFHS library – English section and the convenience of extra browsing time
Sep 17 2017

Family Genes – about

Family Genes

Family Genes is a society project for the preservation of members’ family tree studies.  Using a web-based application, known as TNG, or: “The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding”, our members can upload, display and archive their family information.

Explore the site at Family Genes and check out the dozens of family studies that have been posted.  You might find your ancestors.

The Family Genes group meets during the Genealogy Computing Group sessions on Saturdays.  The meeting are held at the AFHS Library each second Saturday, from 9:30 am until noon, except for the summer months of July and August.