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Society Meeting

September 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm MDT

Topic: Documents – Where to find them and how to analyze them presented by Tara Shymanski.


Analyzing records can be fun. Analyzing a record reveals clues that can lead to more records and more information about your family.

Sharpen your detective skills in this interactive session where you will decide what information the records reveal and where to search next. This will lead to another record and another.

As we move through the records, we’ll discuss how to find what records exist and where to find them.

We’ll also look at what information is most likely true in each record and what should be proven with another record.

About Our Speaker

Tara Shymanski is a professional genealogist who, at the age of 17, began researching her family history. Her childhood was filled with grandmothers, aunts, uncles, cousins, even great-great aunts and uncles – providing cookies, hugs, and a watchful eye. Knowing them was the beginning of her desire to discover their stories and to connect with her past.

She has deep Canadian roots, with Loyalist and Hessian-soldier ancestors who came to the country in the 1780s.

Tara has a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Certificate in Canadian Records from NIGS. She is a past recipient of the Brian W. Hutchison Scholarship awarded by the Alberta Family Histories Society.

An enthusiastic speaker, she has lectured at conferences in Canada, United States, and England.

This will be a hybrid meeting held at Bow Cliff Seniors Centre (3375 Spruce Dr SW in Calgary).

We welcome visitors! To attend in person, please just show up and introduce yourself.

To attend via Zoom, please register here.


September 11
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm MDT
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Bow Cliff Seniors Centre & via Zoom
3375 Spruce Drive SW
Calgary, Alberta T3C 3A3 Canada
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