Jul 30 2018

AFHS Family Picnic on August 25 – Mark Your Calendars!

It’s a Picnic!

Come out to the Annual AFHS Family Picnic at the historic Clarke homestead on Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 2 p.m. until it’s over (supper about 5:00).

Your family is invited. Come out, relax with fellow family historians and enjoy the day!

Tour an historic house.

Bring a heritage item for show and tell.



  • It’s potluck, so bring something to eat and share.
  • Coffee, tea and lemonade will be supplied, but if you’d like something else to drink, feel free to bring it too.
  • Plates, cutlery, etc. will be provided.

A map and how to get there can be found here: Glen and Kay Clarke map

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

Jul 04 2018

Germans from Russia conference – Sept. 8

The Calgary Chapter of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (AHSGM) is hosting a Conference and Banquet on September 8th.  This will be held at the Courtyard Marriott Inn on 2500 – 48 Avenue NE.  The conference is 9 am until 3:15 pm and the banquet starts at 5 pm.

Ticket deadline: August 1st, 2018, no tickets at door. COST:  $75 conference and banquet, $50 banquet only. Mail to AHSGR, Box 31043, Bridgeland RPO, Calgary, AB T2E 9A3.  Call 403-273-8178 or www.calgarychapterahsgr.ca, email: yyc40ann@gmail.com or call 403-273-8178.

– Posting requested by Adena Bauer, AFHS member.

Jun 28 2018

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 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 28 2018

Historic Calgary Week – Aug. 4

Historic  Calgary Week: Ancestor Hunter

Do your genealogy like a seasoned researcher with the help of this hands-on workshop, suitable for beginners.  Participants should bring the name of one ancestor, and laptop if you have one.  Chromebooks will be provided for those who require one.

When: Saturday, August 4, 2018

Where: downtown Calgary Public Library

Note: it is already full, but people can register to be put on the wait list.

Register: Ancestor Hunt

Jun 09 2018

Kelowna Conference in September

“Harvest Your Family Tree”

Kelowna, BC on September 28 to 30, 2018

The Kelowna and District Genealogical Society is hosting a three day conference in their city.  Per their website:

“One of Western Canada’s largest conferences, featuring three days of Learning & Discovery, opportunities for one-on-one Networking and Much More!  Presenting 11 acclaimed speakers from Australia, USA and Canada with 31 topics to choose from.  Whether you are just beginning your family history journey or are a seasoned researcher, this Conference will motivate and inspire you.  Our Marketplace will be bursting with information and the products you need to take your genealogical pursuits to the next level, including Ancestry.  Add to this, the KDGS Family & Local History Research Centre’s Open House, Meet the Speakers Reception, Guided Historic Cemetery Walking Tour and bushels of fabulous Door Prizes and Raffles all set in Kelowna during Apple & Grape Harvest Season… making THIS an event not to be missed!”

The list of speakers include:

  • Lesley Anderson, Ancestry’s Canadian Spokesperson (Ottawa, ON)
  • Blaine Bettinger, DNA Expert, Author and Blogger at The Genetic Genealogist (Syracuse, NY)
  • Geoff Doherty, Genealogical Educator and President of the Genealogical Society of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia)
  • Cyndi Ingle, Creator of Cyndi’s List, Genealogy Technology Specialist (Seattle, WA)
  • Louis Kessler, Genealogist and Software Developer, Creator of Double Match Triangulator (Winnipeg, MB)
  • Andrea Lister, Founder of Absolutely Literate, Genealogist and Communications Expert (Chilliwack, BC)
  • Dave Obee, One of Canada’s leading Genealogists, Founder of CanGenealogy.com and Author (Victoria, BC)
  • Mary Read, Genealogical Researcher, KDGS Newsletter Editor (Kelowna, BC)
  • Tara Shymanski, Genealogical Researcher and Educator, Blogger at Shymanski Genealogy Research (Calgary, AB)
  • Helen V. Smith, Genealogical Educator, Author, Blogger at Dragon Genealogy (Brisbane, Australia)
  • Xenia Stanford, Professional Genealogist, Award-winning Writer and Editor (Kelowna, BC)
  • Susanne Sulzberger, Archivist at Library & Archives Canada (Vancouver, BC)

Visit the conference website at  https://kdgswix.wixsite.com/kdgs for more details.