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

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Learn how to perform accurate and thorough genealogical research.

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

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

Welcome to

Alberta Family Histories

Alberta Family Histories Society has been assisting family historians for 40 years! We welcome anyone with an interest in genealogy. You will discover how to research your family roots, from anywhere in Canada and around the world. Our programs and resources will be of particular interest for those searching for ancestors in the Calgary and southern Alberta area…

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.


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


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.

Notice Board


Monday, May 9 at 7 pm via Zoom

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & The Care of Personal Family Collections – Presented by Alison Freake, Conservator at the PAA. Members will be sent the link via email on May 7. If you would like to join us as a guest, please email


Now Available!

Our new cemetery database website has launched! Featuring over 179,000 names and 120,000 photos from approximately 40 cemeteries in Calgary and southern Alberta, it 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.


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

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