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 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.

We learn from each other in a variety of settings – at monthly 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!

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.


AFHS Documents

AFHS documents such as Bylaws, Annual Reports and Policies can be viewed by members here.