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Location: River Park Church,
3818 - 14A Street SW (map)
Next Meeting: Monday, Mar. 2,

7-9 p.m.
Speaker: Christine Hayes
Topic: How to use Ancestry


Ancestry.com is a gigantic collection of records for family history researchers, but sometimes bigger doesn’t mean better. What do you do with 2 million hits?


Learn some tips and tricks to make your Ancestry search more meaning-ful. (This is the presentation that Christine was going to give at the cancelled February meeting.)


AFHS library


Our library is located at

712 - 16 Avenue NW in Calgary (map). Check out the Calendar for hours of operation (they can vary) or call the library at (403) 214-1447.



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New: We have changed our membership year


And the good news is that this year's members will receive a few free months! Our old membership year went from Sep 1 to Aug 31, but now it runs from Jan 1 to Dec 31. For you, this means you get four free months tagged onto the year.


We are hearing from many members who are uncertain as to whether they have renewed or not, so if you wish to make sure you have, please , our Membership Coordinator.


And speaking of memberships, see the next item, below.


New: join or renew your membership online!


Your devoted webmaster (with the help of many) has been working on creating this new service for some time now. Finally, AFHS has entered the 21st Century!


If you would like to join or renew online, paying with PayPal or any major credit card, please fill out this form and follow the instructions.


If you have any questions or encounter any problems, please . Many thanks!


New BMD database records uploaded


For researchers who use our databases, we have added over 800 new records to our BMD (births, marriages and deaths) database. The new records are from the Calgary Daily Herald from 1904.

You may search the database for FREE from here.


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Databases galore


Our cemetery database now contains a whopping 197,000 records!


Search our Cemetery Database


(Cemetery records are also available on DVD.)


Our Births, Marriages and Deaths (BMD) database contains over 34,000 records. It will continue to grow over time and is supplemental to the Newspaper announcements page.


Search our BMD Database