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DISCOVER

Discover the story of your past and the value of knowing where you came from.

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Learn

Learn how to perform accurate and thorough genealogical research.

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Connect

Connect with the AFHS community for research support and mentorship opportunities.

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Engage

Engage with the Calgary and area community and inspire others to discover their roots.

Welcome to

Alberta Family Histories
Society

Alberta Family Histories Society (AFHS) welcomes anyone interested in genealogy and family history! If you are particularly interested in the Calgary and southern Alberta region, we have substantial resources you’ll find nowhere else (not even on the Internet!). Beyond that, we can help you research your roots in Canada and many parts of the world.

Have you hit a brick wall in your research, or want to meet other like-minded people? For more than 40 years, we have been helping people like you grow their family trees and discover the stories of their roots. Our library in northwest Calgary is open to the public. Come find out more from our welcoming volunteers!

Meet With Us

AFHS offers wonderful opportunities to meet and connect if you are in the Calgary area.

Society Meetings

Join us for genealogy learning and sharing at our Society meetings.

Special Interest Groups

Our small group sessions, known as SIGs, are one of our greatest features.

Upcoming Events

Find out what is happening on this list of events.

Resources

Discover all the resources AFHS offers to help you find and document your family history.

Publications

Our newsletter and previous journals are a treasure chest of informative articles.

Research Assistance

Need help with your Calgary and area research? Our team is eager to assist.

Data Projects

Find out about the data projects done by our volunteers – cemeteries, newspapers and more.

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OUR NEXT SOCIETY MEETING

Monday, October 17 at 7 pm via Zoom

Topic: Canadian Halloween Customs presented by Kelly Southworth

Guests are welcome! To receive a guest Zoom invitation email communications@afhs.ab.ca

FAMILY ROOTS MAKING CONNECTIONS

We’re holding an in-person conference on October 1 in Calgary!

Featuring well-known speaker Dave Obee and two local speakers (Jill Browne and Kim Zjalic), you won’t want to miss this day of learning and networking. The conference webpage can be found here

Links & Suggestions

Look here for recommendations for the best sources for Calgary and area records.

Volunteer Opportunities

AFHS could not manage without dedicated volunteers. Find out how you can share your talents.

Our Meeting Archives

Members have electronic access to handouts and videos from recent meetings.

News

AFHS aims to inform members about what is happening both locally and in the wider genealogy world.

Alberta Ancestors

Our new cemetery database website features almost 190,000 names and over 130,000 photos from more than 60 cemeteries in Calgary and southern Alberta!

  • Search for burial location and information about a specific person on our Persons page
  • Discover information about specific cemeteries on our Cemeteries page
  • Find data and insights about Alberta’s cemeteries on our Insights page
  • Learn about notable people and Alberta pioneers on our Stories page

Why Join AFHS


I’ve always been curious about my family. Who were they? Where did they come from? What were they like? AFHS offers a wealth of opportunities to discover the answers at the library, the monthly meetings, SIG groups, and of course, from the people!
-Michele Buhler

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