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Alberta Family History Society

Alberta Family History Society
Resource Centre & (most) meetings:
712 - 16th Avenue NW
Calgary, AB T2M OJ8
Phone: 403-214-1447
Website: http://www.afhs.ab.ca

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The Alberta Family History Society was founded in 1980 as a non-profit organization with the purpose of encouraging and promoting an interest in family history research in Calgary and district.

Benefits of membership include

  • 10 regular meetings each year with presentations to help learn about or carry out your family history research

  • 10 beginner sessions each year to augment the main presentations; equally popular with beginners and seniors alike

  • 10 "Breeze" newsletters per year to keep members informed of upcoming local and other events across the Alberta

  • 4 issues of "Chinook" per year; news items and articles of interest to family historians

  • Special Interest Groups to help researchers in specific areas whether your special interest is computers, specific software (Legacy, Generations, Reunion, The Master Genealogist) or in locales such as England, Ireland, Maritimes, Scotland, or focused on Mennonites or Metis

  • Special events such as the annual Wild Rose Seminar, GENSOFT, and other periodic one-day seminars with visiting experts

  • A free, lending library of books, reference material and an invaluable collection of genealogical journals from across Canada and abroad

  • Free publication of specific research queries in Chinook

  • Free publication of your surname interests in Chinook and also on the AFHS webpage

  • Opportunities to get involved in Society activities, to share and learn

  • Opportunities to meet other local members with the same research interests

  • Opportunities to gain from the research of others and also share information on one's own research

  • Opportunities to gain new friends and have some darn good fun

  • Entitles member to 10% discount on non-hardware items purchased at Robinson's Cameras' in Calgary: 10th Street & 20th Avenue NW

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