Chinook Arch

Volume 1 (2019)

Volume 1, Issue 1, June 2019
  • Amber Godfrey shares how she used AFHS online databases for historic Calgary newspapers to find information about her great-uncle.
  • Lorna Laughton describes the five main DNA companies and what they offer.
  • The Ontario SIG summarizes a recent discussion about using social media and Facebook for genealogy.
Volume 1, Issue 2, September 2019
  • Iola Whiteside shares personal memories of harvest time on her family farm near Three Hills, Alberta.
  • Notes from the English/Welsh SIG from meetings when they went “back to the basics”
  • A DNA word search to help you learn some of the lingo associated with genetic genealogy
  • Book reviews of some resources that can be found at the AFHS Library about harvest and round-up time
Volume 1, Issue 3, October 2019
  • Warren Peterson, Marion Peterson and Iris Morgan share their memories of Thanksgiving.
  • The Family Tree Maker SIG’s notes describe colour coding, exporting trees and using hints using Family Tree Maker 2019.
  • Marion Peterson describes a new DNA tool called Ancestral Trees which is available on
  • Amber Godfrey used issues of the Calgary Daily Herald to discover how Thanksgiving was celebrated 100 years ago.
Volume 1, Issue 4, November 2019
  • Tara Shymanski shares the discoveries she made from her grandfather’s WW2 service records.
  • The Digital Genealogy SIG describes two useful tools for the genealogist – Google Photos and Google PhotoScan.
  • Linda Murray and Marion Peterson outline some helpful resources to get started with Genetic Genealogy.
  • The AFHS Library Committee lists some military books available at the AFHS Library.
Volume 1, Issue 5, December 2019
  • Marion Peterson describes when she met her future Swedish in-laws and first tasted one of their Christmas traditions – lutefisk.
  • The Ontario SIG lists books that helped members understand their ancestors’ lives.
  • Tara Shymanski explains why genealogy conferences rock.
  • Don Alexander shares a humorous tale with a Calgary connection.