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 encourages the formation of Special Interest Groups. These groups meet to focus on their specific area of genealogical interest. Click here for more information.

Courses

Stay tuned for future Tracing Your Family Tree workshop details!


Events

Celebrate the Edmonton Historic Festival + Doors Open Edmonton (JULY 1-7, 2019)

For more than 20 years, the Edmonton and District Historical Society (EDHS) has proudly presented the annual Edmonton Historic Festival + Doors Open Edmonton. During the festival, EDHS partner with community arts and heritage organizations and historic places throughout the Edmonton region for a solid week of fascinating events. This year’s festival theme is Leisure in Edmonton.
The AGS Library will offer a selection of Legacy Webinars to those interested in getting started with their family history, by Cheri Passey, plus facilitated discussions.

The following sessions will be held at the Edmonton Branch AGS Library, which will be open July 2-4 and July 6 between 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.  User fees for non-members will be waived and everyone can access all the resources free of charge!  View poster here.

  • Tuesday, July 2nd / Thursday, July 4th 10:15 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.
    Home Sources – Identifying items you have around the home to help you get started     20 minutes
    Forms – Forms are basic tools to help you track your information                                       15 minutes
    Gathering Family Stories – Where can you find stories and what to do with them            20 minutes
  • Wednesday, July 3rd / Saturday, July 6th  10:15 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.
    Documents – What documents have you collected and what do you still require             15 minutes
    Vital Records – What are they and what can they tell us                                                        20 minutes
    Census Records – What information do they have and where can we obtain them         30 minutes

Festival Guides available at the Edmonton Branch Library mid-June

Stay tuned for future events!

Seeking Volunteers

The Edmonton Branch of the Alberta Genealogical Society are seeking non-Elected volunteers. View Request for Nominations and submit your suggestions to vicepresident@edmontongenealogy.ca.

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.

Newsletter

The Edmonton Branch of the Alberta Genealogical Society publishes a newsletter called Clandigger. It provides articles of interest and specific information on all Edmonton Branch events including the details of upcoming SIG meetings, travel and research opportunities, etc.. If you would like to submit an article or announcement please send it to the Editor.  These newsletters are distributed by email at the beginning 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.