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Alberta Family Histories Society (AFHS) is a non-profit organization supporting worldwide family history research through education and the encouragement of preservation of information.
The Society and its Library are located in Calgary, Alberta.

Due to the COVIG 19 situation, the AFHS Library is closed and face-to-face meetings have been cancelled.

We also regret to announce the cancellation of our conference FamilyRoots 2020.

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  • The society's library is a fantastic resource of books, atlases, biographies, history and on-line internet access. The on shelf references
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These groups hold their own meetings at places and times determined by the participants. The latest times/places can also be found on our online Calendar. Where the AFHS Library is referenced, it is at 712 - 16 Avenue NW.

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Celtic SIG

When: The fourth Saturday of most months (except December, June, July, and August), at 10:00 a.m. at the AFHS Library.
  The Celtic SIG is for anyone with Scottish and/or Irish Ancestry. Check the AFHS online Calendar for dates of upcoming meetings. For further information, contact Susan Butler.
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DNA SIG

Meetings: Check the calendar for the meeting dates and times. We do not meet in July and August. Where: AFHS Library at 712 - 16th Avenue NW
We discuss what is happening in the world of genetic genealogy and try to help you make sense of your DNA results. If you have questions about your DNA test results, remember to bring your NUMBERS – your DNA kit number and your password. If you would like to receive the Thermometer DNA SIG newsletter please contact us at dnasig@afhs.ab.ca and we will add you to the email distribution list.
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English/Welsh SIG

When: The English/Welsh SIG next meeting is on Saturday, September 21 from 10 am until noon at the AFHS library.
Ann Williams, SIG Coordinator englishwelshsig@afhs.ab.ca
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Family Tree Maker SIG

When:The Family Tree Maker SIG meets on the first Saturday of the month, excluding holidays, 10 am - noon at the AFHS Library.
Are you new to Genealogy? Been working on your tree for a while? Not sure which software to use. Join us and see the if this program is what you are looking for. All are welcome to join us. Bring any questions, discoveries or interesting ideas you may have.
Check the AFHS online Calendar for dates of upcoming meetings. For more information, contact ftmsig@afhs.ab.ca
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Legacy Users Group

When: The Legacy Users Group meets every other month on the last Sunday from 1:30 to 3:00 pm. Please check the calendar for the next date. Where: AFHS Library at 712 - 16th Avenue NW
  Everyone is welcome, from those just considering Legacy to beginners to users with lots of experience. We learn from each other. For more information contact:  Marion Peterson.
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Ontario SIG

When: The Ontario SIG Group meets every other month on the fourth Monday at 10:00 am at the AFHS Library.
  For more information contact Helen Backhouse at ontariosig@afhs.ab.ca
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Digital Genealogy SIG

Meetings: The Digital Genealogy SIG meets on the second Saturday at 10 am. Where: AFHS Library at 712 - 16th Avenue NW
Check the AFHS online Calendar for dates of upcoming meetings.
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Family Genes

Family Genes is a Society project for the preservation of members' family tree studies. Using a web-based application, known as TNG, "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.
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