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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, June 13 at 7 pm at Fish Creek Park

Our annual Member Appreciation Night will be held at Blackbird Picnic Shelter in the Glennfield area of Fish Creek Park. Come join us! For more information email


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.


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 over 180,000 names and 124,000 photos from more than 40 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