Chinook Arch

Volume 4, Issue 1, January 2022

  • Four of our Directors give updates on AFHS Board business.

  • Amber Godfrey shares how an odd family artifact helped her with her family research.

  • More Tech Tips from Warren Peterson, this time he shows us how to easily add captions to your digital images.

  • The Library Highlights page contains two reviews of books in the AFHS library, contributed by Marion Peterson and Ron Gilmore.

  • Check out upcoming workshops and conferences, a “save the date” notice for our 2022 Conference and the volunteer positions available with AFHS in this month’s newsletter!

Volume 4, Issue 2, February 2022

  • Tara Shymanski wrote of some fond memories of her Gramma on the Ancestor Anecdotes page.
  • The Digital Genealogy & Family Genes SIG helped a new member with ideas on how to share his family history with other family members including using Family Genes/TNG.
  • Our Tech Tips page gives you information on how to properly clean tombstones – but first, do no harm!
  • Christine Hayes of Calgary Public Library shared some of the awesome resources that the public library has available for free, just by using your library card.
  • Check out upcoming workshops and conferences hosted by Canadian genealogy groups like the Edmonton Branch of AGS, the Victoria Genealogical Society, the Vernon & District Family History Society, and the BC Genealogical Society, on our Upcoming Events page.

Volume 4, Issue 3, March 2022

  • On the Board Update page, our webmaster, Jim Benedict describes Alberta Ancestors – our new website which hosts the cemetery data and photographs collected by our projects volunteers.

  • In this month’s Ancestor Anecdote, Marian Jones shares the touching story of her grandfather, Augusto Albramo Chemelli, who immigrated from the southern alps of Italy to Sundre, Alberta.

  • The English/Welsh gives updates about their recent meetings on the Special Interest Group page.

  • For this issue’s Tech Tip, Warren Peterson outlines how to insert a watermark on an image using Irfanview. 

  • On the Upcoming Events page, check out upcoming workshops and conferences.

  • Our back page includes volunteer opportunities and a “save the date” notice for our 2022 Conference.

Volume 4, Issue 4, April 2022

  • For this issue’s Ancestor Anecdote, Greg Cave reflects upon the glass eye that belonged to his grandmother.

  • The Family Tree Maker SIG reports on a presentation done by Greg Cave called Digging for Gold at your Family Reunion.

  • In this month’s Tech Tip, Marion Peterson describes various ways to add language accent marks.

  • On our Research Round Up page, Shona Gourlay shares how to access newspapers and directories on Peel’s Prairie Provinces.