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 (TYFT)
Are you beginning a genealogical quest?  The next TYFT workshop will cover ADVANCED TOPICS about immigration and land records, and will introduce you to the world of DNA research. The workshop will be held on Saturday, May 5th 2018 at the Edmonton Branch Library.  Are you looking for something more challenging?  Several TYFT workshops are offered annually.   Register for 1 or ALL!     Click here for workshop details and to register. 

2018 AGS GenFair
A GenFair is the Alberta Genealogical Society’s outreach program to promote the interest in family history. Several members and vendors will help answer your queries through one-on-one conversations, computer look-ups, and presentations. There are door prizes, merchandise for sale, community think-tanks and so much more.

  • Date: Saturday, 21 April 2018
  • Time: 9:30 am to 2:30 pm — AGM at 3:10 pm
  • Where: Camrose Masonic Hall, 5021 – 48 St, Camrose, AB
  • Registration: 9:30 am, $10 per person
  • Speakers: 10:30 am and 1:00 pm
    • Glynys Hohmann, PAA Team Lead for Government Records
    • Rosella Peterman, Retired Land Title Searcher

Hosted by: Camrose Branch, Alberta Genealogical Society.     CLICK HERE for more information about, or to register for, the 2018 AGS GenFair.

Film Night Relics: CanCon Classics
You are invited to attend the 33rd annual Film Night Relics: CanCon Classics from the Provincial Archives of Alberta (PAA) on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 7pm.

This year the PAA feature classic 1980s CanCon television will include episodes of Airwolf, Danger Bay, and of course,The Beachcombers complete with local commercials from the period. Be back in your seat for 9pm to catch the 1984 made for television feature film Airwolf.

Event takes place at Metro Cinema (Garneau Theatre, 8712 109 St NW, Edmonton). Free admission. Everyone welcome!

Check back often for upcoming courses and events!


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.