FamilyRoots 2018 DNA Conference 2018

Beyond Ethnicity: Finding Family with DNA

  • Date: Monday and Tuesday, October 1-2, 2018
  • Location: River Park Church and Fort Calgary
  • Program and Registration, go to: FamilyRoots2018
May 30 2018

Fall Writing Workshops by Michele Buhler

Back by popular demand – Michele is planning three writing workshops this fall!

  1. How to Write Your Life and Family History – 10 Tuesdays from October 9 to December 11
  2. Blurb Bookmaking Workshop – 2 Mondays, October 15 & 29
  3. Book Layout and Design Workshop – 2 Mondays, November 26 & December 3

Watch our website for more information or contact Michele editor-chinook@afhs.ab.ca

May 30 2018

Looking Forward to Next Year – A Change in Venue for General Meetings

Heads up for next year! We will be moving our general meetings to “the Village” (except for October’s special event). The Village is located at 4039 Brentwood Rd NW, just west of Brentwood Mall and 5 minutes from the Brentwood C-Train Station.

We are also changing to the 2nd Monday of each month. Meetings will continue to be at 7:00 pm.

Here’s the dates for the 2018-2019 year:

  • September 10
  • October 1 – River Park Church (special event) – doors open at 6:30
  • November 12
  • December 10
  • January 14
  • February 11
  • March 11
  • April 8 – Annual General Meeting
  • May 13
  • June 10

May 30 2018

Calgary Woman’s Show

The Woman’s Show gave us great exposure with quite a few interested people stopping by.

Congratulations to the winner of the Draw for a free 1-year membership G. Yarn.

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! The most recent donation included lots of older journals about Lincolnshire, England. If this is an area you are researching, check the box on the table.

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:

Director – Facilities

We are urgently seeking a volunteer to be our Director of Facilities, and this position must be filled in order to complete our Board. Warren has done a lot of the legwork – the library lease is signed, we have a space for our General Meetings in the fall, the computers and equipment are being maintained, the insurance has been paid and the maintenance at the library is up-to-date. If you could help us out, please contact president@afhs.ab.ca

Editor – Chinook

Do you have content ideas for our journal? No one has stepped forward to be the editor of our quarterly journal Chinook. Michele is willing to help with the layout. 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

Editor – Windsock

Currently our e-newsletter is being generated by content placed on our website. We would prefer to have an editor to make the content more attractive and interesting. It is distributed using Mail Chimp. For more information, contact president@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