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May 13 2017

Genealogy Computing >>

Genealogy Computing Group Meeting

The next AFHS Genealogy Computing Group will meet on Saturday, December 9th, starting at 9:30 am at the AFHS Library.

We will be working on our family trees using the Family Genes website and the TNG tree application.  Here is your chance to get your family tree, photos and documents safely uploaded and stored on the AFHS Family Genes website.  If you have not tried this service of AFHS yet, come on down to find out how to preserve your research for the next generation.

The next meeting is in January.

May 13 2017

English/Welsh >>

English/Welsh SIG

No English/Welsh SIG meeting in December.

Hope Father Christmas makes it down your chimney – Ann Williams.

We have no fixed topic but will share stories, tips, websites etc. And, of course, being our last meeting before Christmas, we will finish with tea, goodies and chat. Contributions of goodies would be welcome but not obligatory. Everyone welcome.

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

May 13 2017

SIGs >>

These groups usually hold their own meetings at places and times determined by the participants. The latest times/places can also be found in our online Calendar. Where the AFHS Library is referenced, it can be found at 712 – 16 Avenue NW unless otherwise stated.

Aug 25 2016

SIGs

The SIGs are Special Interest Groups that pursue specific genealogical areas of interest.  The meetings tend to be smaller, with two to twenty participants, depending on the group and topic.  This is an opportunity to meet members with a shared interest in aspect of the hobby, whether a specific family tree application, a national area of origin or of technology.

These groups usually hold their own meetings at places and times determined by the participants. The latest times/places can also be found in our online Calendar. Unless otherwise stated the SIGs meet at the AFHS Library, located at 712 – 16 Avenue NW, Calgary.

 

ACTIVE GROUPS

Celtic SIG

The Celtic SIG is for anyone with Scottish and/or Irish Ancestry.

Meetings: Fourth Saturday of each month (except December, July and August), at 10:00 am.
Next meeting agenda: Visit the Celtic SIG meeting tab.
Contact: For further information, contact Susan Butler.

DNA SIG

The DNA SIG meets to collaborate and discuss our experiences in the rapidly growing area of genetic genealogy. Some of the topics we cover include: Which DNA test should I order, Choosing a DNA testing company, yDNA, mtDNA, Autosomal DNA, DNA blogs of interest, DNA books, Endogamy, Ethics in Genetic Genealogy, Adoption and DNA testing, Accuracy of Ethnicity results, How to use Gedmatch, Organizing your DNA matches and How DNA testing can solve a Genealogy problem.

We have an average of 17 people attending the SIG meetings and we currently have 75 people on our email distribution list. A monthly newsletter called the Thermometer is sent out prior to each meeting.

Meetings: Either the 2nd Sunday or 2nd Tuesday of most months (except July and August). Please check the calendar for the next meeting.
Next meeting agenda: Visit the DNA SIG meeting tab.
Contact: For further information, contact Lorna Laughton or Linda Murray.

English Welsh SIG

English/Welsh SIG

The English/Welsh SIG is for anyone with English and /or Welsh ancestry (remembering that since 1536 England & Wales have had the same laws, been taxed on the same things and so follow the same research paths). Anyone with English or Welsh ancestry in their family tree are welcome to come and meet other genealogists with similar interests. Our group offers expertise in English genealogy, small group discussion individual help with specific problems.
Anyone with English or Welsh ancestry in their family tree are welcome to come and meet other genealogists with similar interests. 

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.

Meetings: Third Saturday of each month (September to May) at 10:00 a.m.
Next meeting agenda: Visit the English/Welsh SIG meeting tab.
Contact: For further information, Contact Ann Williams.

Family Tree Maker SIG

If you are interested in using Family Tree Maker software and wish to talk to other users, come out on the first Saturday of each month (except July & August) at 10:00 am in the Alberta Family History Library. We look at the new version and the older ones and try to find tricks and features that are useful. No question is unimportant; many heads should be able to find an answer.

Meetings: First Saturday of each month (except July and August) at 10:00 am.
Next meeting agenda: Visit the Family Tree Maker Users Group meeting tab.
Contact: For further information, contact Nola Gutsche.

Legacy SIG

Are you using Legacy Family Tree software for your genealogy? Looking for a program to use and want to find out more about Legacy? From basics to slightly more advanced functions, a different topic is demonstrated each meeting. Bring your questions and we’ll try to answer them. We meet about four or five times a year, usually on the 5th Saturday and sometimes on Sunday afternoons. 
Meetings: See the calendar for dates and times.
Next meeting agenda: Visit the Legacy Users Group meeting tab.
Contact: For further information, contact Marion Peterson.

Ontario SIG

If you are interested in Ontario genealogy research, come and join us! Meet other genealogists with similar interests, connect with those with expertise in Ontario research, join in small group discussions, find out about new resources, get help with your Ontario brick walls and learn about the extensive collection of Ontario resources found at the AFHS Library.

Meetings: Fourth Monday of each month (except December, July and August) at 7:00 pm.
Next meeting agenda: Visit the Ontario SIG meeting tab.
Contact: For further information, contact Lynn Brown or Helen Backhouse.

Genealogy Computing Group

The GCG is the technology Special Interest Group for the Society, otherwise known as the Computer Group.  The meetings start with a beginner session, for members wanting answers to the basics of computers, software and the world wide web. Everyone shares their know-how and experiences.  The second half usually features a presentation on contemporary genealogy computer topics.

The GCG also has group discussions on the Family Genes project; an AFHS service to members to help preserve and archive their family studies in a digital internet format.

Meetings: Second Saturday of each month (September to June ) at 9:30 am.
Next meeting agenda: Visit the Genealogy Computing Group meeting tab.
Contact: For further information, Contact Jim Benedict.

INACTIVE SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

Metis SIG
Quebec SIG
Ukrainian SIG
Contact info@afhs.ab.ca if you are interested in reviving any of these groups.

USERS GROUPS

The Master Genealogist User Group: Please contact Alan Peers for information.

 

Aug 25 2016

Meetings

September 11th – Vanishing Alberta

Jim A. Pearson – is a photographer and dedicated recorder of the history of Prairie Grain Elevators.  He has spent over a decade photographing and mapping every remaining elevator he could find.  The result has been a great website and a number of books – which will be available for purchase at the meeting.  Jim will share the stories he has uncovered in his travels across the Prairie Provinces in search of these historic buildings.  Jim’s site: http://vanishingalberta.ca/index.html