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Looking for the previous site?  Visit: archive.afhs.ab.ca

Please stay tuned!

Sep 17 2017

Family Genes – about

Family Genes

Family Genes is a society project for the preservation of members’ family tree studies.  Using a web-based application, known as TNG, or: “The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding”, our members can upload, display and archive their family information.

Explore the site at Family Genes and check out the dozens of family studies that have been posted.  You might find your ancestors.

The Family Genes group meets during the Genealogy Computing Group sessions on Saturdays.  The meeting are held at the AFHS Library each second Saturday, from 9:30 am until noon, except for the summer months of July and August.

Sep 17 2017


Family Tree Maker TEST

First Saturday of each month, at the AFHS library.

10 am until noon.


Saturday, October 7: 10 am to noon.

FAMILY TREE MAKER USER GROUP: Our October meeting will be on Saturday October 7, 2017 @ 10:00 am. The newest version of the Family Tree Maker software is now available so that we can explore what it has to offer. We will also continue to discuss and help each other with the features of older versions of the software.

You might also want to consider attending the Conference on September 23, 2017 where FTM User Group’s very own Bev Smith will be presenting a session with Marion Peterson called “Our Stories on Our Computer”.

Sep 08 2017

AFHS General Meeting

Putting the History in your Story

A presentation by Christine Hayes


The next AFHS General Meeting will be at the church on Monday, December 11th at 7 pm.  See the AFHS calendar for location.

The program:

Sometimes the family story needs a little bit of history to add authenticity and colour. Finding the historical details that create the background for your family history can be painless and even fun (yes it can!) Christine Hayes will present some tips on how to find the details to make your family history more than just a pedigree chart.

At this meeting we will also be collecting donations to the Veteran’s Food Bank (monetary donations only and we won’t be able to give receipts) and we will also be having a longer break than usual so we can all mingle and enjoy the goodies that you are going to bring.

Join us – even if you can’t bring goodies. We’ll be very glad to have you.

Jul 05 2017

Celtic >>

Celtic SIG

Note: The Celtic SIG will NOT be meeting in December.  The next meeting will be January 27, 2018.  Agenda to be posted later.

The Celtic SIG is for anyone with Scottish and/or Irish Ancestry. We meet on the fourth Saturday of most months (except December, July, and August), at 10:00 a.m. at the AFHS Library.

For further information, contact Susan Butler.

Jul 03 2017

Ontario >>

Ontario SIG

The Ontario SIG is looking for someone to help co-ordinate its meetings. If assistance comes forward, the intention is to meet informally a few times during the year. For more information or to volunteer contact: Helen Backhouse at ontariosig@afhs.ab.ca