membership Eager to DISCOVER your family roots and need assistance?

Curious to LEARN the best techniques and tools for family history research and interpreting DNA results?

Hoping to CONNECT with others in the Calgary area who share your passion for genealogy?

Looking for ways to ENGAGE others in your family project?

Membership Benefits

  • Access to the knowledge and experience of over 200 members of the Society
  • Full access to the AFHS Library with borrowing privileges not extended to non-members
  • Free access to (Library Edition) while at the AFHS Library
  • Receive our digital newsletter Chinook Arch ten times a year
  • Receive our e-news Windsock regularly
  • Attend Society meetings with educational sessions and guest speakers
  • Access to Special Interest Group meetings and other free opportunities for genealogy learning
  • Reduced fees for seminars, workshops and other paid activities of the Society, including our bi-annual conference Family Roots
  • Updates of genealogical interest via the website News blog, Facebook and Instagram
  • Online access to videos and handouts from previous meetings
  • Opportunities to volunteer
  • Gain friends with similar research interests and have fun!


Membership Categories and Prices (Canadian $)

  • Individual: $50 – open to any person
  • Family: $60 – open to two or more persons residing in the same household
  • Institution: $65 – open to those institutions and organizations with similar or complementary objectives (non-voting and cannot hold office on the Board).


Become a Member / Renew a Membership

 Memberships and renewals can be made online, by mail to our library, in person at a Society meeting or dropped off at our Library.

  • Online:
    • New: Choose the category of membership you wish to purchase and click on the appropriate tile below. Create an account by filling in the form. Complete the registration process by choosing either PayPal or Credit Card at the bottom of the form.
    • Renew: Log in to your account (at the top right of the website page). Choose “Renew” complete the renewal process by choosing either PayPal or Credit Card. We thank you for your continued support.
    • If you have any difficulties, please email and we will be happy to assist you.
  • Mail: Download and print the form below. Complete it and mail it to the address on the form with a cheque payable to Alberta Family Histories Society.
  • In Person at a Society meeting: Download and print the form below. Complete it and bring it to any Society meeting. Payment may be made by either cheque, cash or credit card.
  • Drop Off at Library: Download and print the form below. Either drop it off with payment in our secure mailbox or give it to a volunteer during open library times.



Your name, address, email address and phone number are required for administrative purposes. This information will only be used for Society purposes and is held on a secure computer database. Our privacy policy can be found here



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