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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 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

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 tshymanski@gmail.com for details and if you plan to attend.

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

Researching Ancestors from the Eastern Townships of Quebec

A presentation by Janice Cushman


The next AFHS General Meeting will be at the church on Monday, April 2nd at 7 pm.  See the AFHS calendar for location.

The Annual General Meeting

This is our AFHS annual general meeting night.  We have society business to handle, such as annual reports, motions and voting in our executive.  It is important that we have a quorum of members, so please circle the calendar for that evening.

The Program:

In the 1800s, English-speaking people from the New England states and Ireland were the main settlers of the Eastern Townships of Quebec.

This class will provide suggestions and strategies for researching ancestors from the Eastern Townships and will identify resources, including those available on-line. Although the class will focus on English-speaking people in Québec, it will also include some of the French records where these ancestors might be hiding.