May 30 2018

Upcoming meetings – June General Meeting and more!

Monday, June 4: The General Meeting on the 4th is going to be our volunteer appreciation meeting so there won’t be a speaker.  As you all also know, the most interesting family members are those we don’t always get to talk about.  Bring your story of your black sheep and we’ll have a vote on whose story is the most scandalous – you may even win a prize! See you at River Park Church at 7 p.m. For more information contact

Monday, June 11: The Ontario SIG will meet from 10 a.m. to noon at the AFHS Library. This will be the last meeting until the fall. We will have a report of the recent OGS Conference from Lorna. Bring your Burning Questions, and we will try to find answers. For more information contact

Tuesday, June 12: The DNA SIG will meet at 7:00 p.m. at the AFHS Library. Email your DNA comments or questions to

Saturday, June 9: The Genealogy Computer Group will meet from 9:30 to noon at the AFHS Library. Similar to the last meeting, there will be discussion of individual problems and shared solutions. For more information contact

Saturday, June 16: The Family Tree Maker Users Group will be meeting at the AFHS Library from 10:00 a.m. to noon. (Please note the change of date from the usual first Saturday for this month only.) For information contact

The June Celtic SIG meeting is CANCELLED. Please contact for information.

The following SIGs will not be meeting until September:

English/Welsh SIG: The next meeting will be September 15 at 10:00 am at the AFHS Library. Over the summer, questions on English or Welsh research may be directed to

The Legacy Users Group will meet on Saturday, September 29 from 10:00 to 11:30 am at the AFHS Library. The topic will be Charting using Legacy and Charting Companion. For more information contact

May 30 2018

Register Now for Family Roots 2018

Beyond Ethnicity: Finding Family with DNA

October 1 and 2, 2018

Featuring Blaine Bettinger and Lesley Anderson

Blaine Bettinger, The Genetic Genealogist, is coming to Calgary this fall! He is a well-known expert on DNA, and I am really looking forward to hearing him speak. I tested my DNA and contacted a few obvious matches but want to learn more. How do all the other matches fit into my family tree? How do I figure out how we are related? These lectures are sure to set me on the right path.

We will also have Lesley Anderson from Ancestry Canada as a guest speaker. She’ll explain the benefits of attaching your tree for DNA results and tell us a heart-warming story of an adopted woman who discovered her biological parents using DNA.

For more information and to register go to FamilyRoots 2018

Submitted by AFHS Events Chair, Tara Shymanski – 

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

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.