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Jan 01 2018

Event: RootsTech Conference in February


Date: Tuesday February 27 to Tuesday March 6, 2018 (or February 27 to March 13)

Join the Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society. Jane MacNamara organizes this trip (her 23rd) so it’s well planned.  You can attend RootsTech or not.  Research at the Family History Library for hours! Go to the website for more info, costs, form, etc.

www.wherethestorytakesme.ca/salt-lake-city-trip/ or https://torontofamilyhistory.org

  • information from Lorna Laughton
  1. Friday June 1 to Sunday June 3, 2018
Jan 01 2018

AFHS Membership Fees Are Due

January 1st is the start of a new season of Alberta Family Histories Society for 2018.

It is time to renew your society membership if you have not already done so.


Renewals can be done by:

Filling out a Membership Form with a cheque / cash.

– Mail it to our Library/Office @ 712-16thAvenue N.W. Calgary, AB T2M 0J8

– Submit it to the Membership Chair at the Monthly MeetingRenew online on our Website www.afhs.ab.ca.

You can pay using Paypal or your Credit Card.   (This is the preferred method please).


Please see AFHS 17/12/21 Notice for complete Instructions.


Please contact the Membership Chair, Jacquie McGowan at membership@afhs.ab.ca. if you have any questions.

We look forward to your renewal.



Jacquie McGowan UE

Membership Chair





Dec 01 2017

Join Our Winter 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

Nov 01 2017

No Computer group meeting in Nov.

Genealogy Computing Group

No meeting in November

The next meeting would land on November 11th.  Because this is Remembrance Day, the next computing group meeting will be December 9th.  Let’s commemorate Remembrance Day, wear a poppy and hug a veteran.
Oct 31 2017

Request for new editor for Chinook

New Chinook Editor Required

It is with regret that I announce I will be resigning from the role of Editor on June 30th, 2018.

I volunteered for this role October 2015 at my very first AFHS General Meeting. Yes, it was a bold move, but I’m not disappointed I did it. The saying that you receive more than you give has certainly been true for me. I have met some wonderful people who are passionate about family history. The role of editor has allowed me to learn about topics and people that I would never have come across in my day-to-day life.

Although I will no longer be editing, I will still design and layout Chinook. This means the new editor will be able to focus entirely on the job of editing.

I won’t say this position will not take some time and effort, but I can say, it will be worth it. I don’t often quote Margaret Thacher, but her words ring true for me:

“Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.

It’s not a day when you lounged around doing nothing.

It’s when you’ve had everything to do, and you’ve done it.”

If you feel like making a bold move that will enhance your life and lives of AFHS members, please email me at editor-chinook@afhs.ab.ca

Michele Buhler