About Us

Ever since joining, I have experienced fun volunteer opportunities and met new people, many of them still my BEST FRIENDS today. The camaraderie is so warm and helpful! All AFHS members have amazing expertise and a sincere willingness to share and to help others. Never is a question a silly one; no one pretends to be a know-it-all or show an attitude of been there, done that.
Heather Williams

Alberta Family History Society 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 worldwide.

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!

We learn from each other in a variety of settings – at Society Meetings , at Special Interest Group meetings , at workshops and at biannual conferences. You will have lots of opportunities to share your strategies, struggles, successes and stories with others who appreciate the challenges of this hobby.

From occasional tasks to Board-level positions, there are lots of ways to get involved as a volunteer. See our Volunteer Opportunities page for some of the possibilities. Become involved! You will make life-long friends!

We welcome visitors, so please drop in at a meeting and introduce yourself. Come see how our services and programs fit your needs. We hope you will join us!

Land Acknowledgement

In the spirit of reconciliation, we would like to acknowledge that the land on which we gather and where we work to preserve the records and family history of those who came before us are on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprising of the Siksika, Kainai, and Piikani First Nations), the Tsúūt’ínà, the Stoney Nakoda (including the Chiniki, Bearspaw and Goodstoney First Nations), the Métis Nation (Districts 5 &6) and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.

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 objects of the Alberta Family History Society are as follows:

a) To promote the study of family history and genealogical research;
b) To encourage and instruct members in accurate and thorough family history research;
c) To assemble, preserve, print and publish information relative to family history study;
d) To raise funds for any of the foregoing objects, and to accept donations, gifts, legacies and bequests;
e) To use any profits or other accretions to the Society in promoting its objects without material gain for its members.

AFHS is a non-profit society, registered with Service Alberta and Revenue Canada (BN 118780733 RR 0001). Donations in support of our work are most welcome. A tax receipt will be issued. We are grateful for all financial donations, and thank you in advance.
AFHS is a member of the Family History Federation (FHF, formerly known as Federation of Family History Societies) – an educational charity supporting over 160 member organizations worldwide. Information from FHF is disseminated to our members in our newsletter.

Our Board & Volunteers

AFHS is a volunteer-based organization. Our key volunteers are listed here.

Volunteer Opportunities

AFHS could not manage without dedicated volunteers. Find out how you can help.