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
Jan 02 2018

Event: Genealogy Basics Workshop

Genealogy Basics

What: A workshop for beginners or people wanting to improve their skills.  All participants should bring one ancestor they want to research and all information they have already covered.

When: Sunday, February 25, from 1:30 to 3:30 pm.  Where: at the AFHS library.

Cost: AFHS members: no charge.  Non-members: $40.00.

Topics: Identifying what you and your family know about your ancestor.  Getting organized.  Setting research goals.  Finding records.  Evaluating what you find.

Organizer: Tara Shymanski.  Contact her at for details and if you plan to attend.

Jan 02 2018

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

Jan 01 2018

Event: Genealogy Summer Camp in Toronto


Monday June 4 to Friday June 8, 2018

This is a five-day, hands-on program for family historians with Ontario roots – mainly designed for out-of-towners. Campers will visit the Archives of Ontario, Toronto Reference Library, City of Toronto Archives and their choices of the four denominational archives in Ontario. It’s a great experience for anyone who wants a concentrated week on research in Ontario records. Most of the records at these repositories are NOT ONLINE. Local experts guide the campers at the repositories – so helpful!

Jane MacNamara leads this program. Accommodation is ‘basic’ and reasonable in residence at Massey College, University of Toronto, downtown.

Website information at:

  • information from Lorna Laughton
Jan 01 2018

Event: Ontario Genealogical Society Conference 2018


Friday June 1 to Sunday June 3, 2018

There are so many great workshop and lecture topics – a few are: aboriginal family research, preparing your family tree for publication, Ireland, British Parish Chest, and DNA.

For costs, accommodation and more info:

Presentation topics:

  • information from Lorna Laughton
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. or

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