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!
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 (Siksika, Kainai, and Piikani), the Tsúūt’ínà, the Nakoda Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3) and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.
- Our Mission Statement
- We Are a Registered, Charitable Society
- We Are a Family History Federation member
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.
Our Board & Volunteers
AFHS is a volunteer-based organization. Our key volunteers are listed here.
AFHS could not manage without dedicated volunteers. Find out how you can help.
Documents such as Bylaws, Annual Reports, Policies & Land Acknowledgement can be viewed by members here.