Edmonton Branch Meetings

Regular meetings of the Edmonton Branch are held on the 4th Thursday of each month, excluding July, August and December. The monthly meetings of Edmonton Branch will be held at the AGS and Edmonton Branch Library: #162, 14315 – 118 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta. Located in the Nexus Business Park (on the west side just east of the railway tracks). Meeting Time: 7:30 to 10 p.m.

Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings

Edmonton Branch hosts and encourage the formation of Special Interest Groups. These groups meet regularly to focus on their specific area of genealogical interest. Click here for more information.

Travel / Research Opportunity

Check back often for more opportunities!

Courses & Events

Tracing Your Family Tree Workshop Series

The Tracing Your Family Tree Workshop Series has been organized for the fall of 2018.  The following workshops were held in 2018:

  • September 22  Introduction
  • October 27      Using Online Resource Effectively
  • November 3     Unlocking Canadian Vital Records
  • November 10   Eastern European Genealogy

Members and non members alike are welcome to attend any or all of the workshops. Courses fill quickly so watch for details for 2019!

Check back often for upcoming courses and events!

Seeking Volunteers

The Edmonton Branch of the Alberta Genealogical Society are seeking Elected and non-Elected volunteers at the Annual General Meeting – 28th February 2019. View details about the Request for Nominations.

Relatively Speaking

The editorial team of the Alberta Genealogical Society Relatively Speaking publication are seeking your stories and articles about, for example, “The Love of My Life” or “Spring Holidays” or “Harvest and Homestead” or “The Military” with an Alberta connection. Stories must be no longer than 2500 words, must include the author’s brief biography, and must be submitted in digital format to rseditor@abgenealogy.ca.  Articles and stories will be selected based upon quality, relevance and space.


The Edmonton Branch of the Alberta Genealogical Society publishes a monthly newsletter called Clandigger each month excluding July and August. It provides articles of interest and specific information on all Edmonton Branch events including the details of upcoming SIG meetings. If you would like to submit an article or announcement please send it to the Editor. These newsletters are distributed by email toward the end of each month in which they are published. If you are a member and are not receiving Clandigger please contact the Webmaster.

View past copies of Clandigger here.


July 21, 2014 – John Althouse talks genealogy on CBC radio. Segment starts at 25:35

January 3, 2014 – John Althouse talks genealogy on CBC radio. Segment starts at 31:00

March 11, 2016 – John Althouse talks genealogy software on CBC radio. Segment starts at 28:20

Cemetery Recording

None at present.