Feb 27 2018

Transportation Coordination

It has been pointed out that some Members, for various reasons, would benefit from having Transportation to meetings in order to participate more.

If you need a ride, or could offer a ride within your area, please contact me with your area (ex. Beltline, Canyon Meadows, Strathcona) and I will match people according to location.

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Contact:  Membership@afhs.ab.ca

Jan 12 2018

Kelowna Conference in September

“Harvest Your Family Tree” Conference

SAVE THE DATE!! Friday, Sept. 28 – Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, Kelowna, BC

The Kelowna & District Genealogical Society announces:

“Harvest Your Family Tree” Conference 2018

Exciting Speakers, Genealogical Marketplace, One-on-One Consultations,

Friday Reception, Lots of Great Door prizes, Raffles, Lots of Fun & Lots of Information

Stay tuned for more information coming in early 2018!

Get the scoop on all the conference news by joining our conference mailing list.

Email: conference@kdgs.ca

Website: www.KDGS.ca

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

Sep 20 2017

English/Welsh SIG – about

English Welsh SIG

English/Welsh SIG

Saturday, September 16: 10 am to noon.

Next Saturday (Sep 16th), the English/Welsh SIG has it’s first meeting of the season (10 a.m. – noon at the AFHS library) when we’ll have an Internet Quiz plus an introduction to the treasures of the AFHS library.  Everyone welcome.

Ann Williams, SIG Co-ordinator englishwelshsig@afhs.ab.ca

Anyone with English or Welsh ancestry in their family tree are welcome to come and meet other genealogists with similar interests. Meetings take place in the AFHS library on the third Saturday of each month, from 10 am until noon.

What can this SIG offer?

  • expertise in English genealogy
  • small group discussion
  • individual help with specific problems
  • AFHS library – English section and the convenience of extra browsing time
Sep 17 2017

Life & Family History Writing Workshops

1. Writers Workshop in fall