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.


Tracing Your Family Tree Workshop Series 2019

The Tracing Your Family Tree (TYFT) Workshops for 2019 have been developed and registrations are now being accepted!  Members and non members alike are welcome to attend ANY or ALL of the Workshops!!


Review and select the course(s) of interest that will most benefit you and your family history research, then register for one or ALL of the workshops you’d like to attend.    >> REGISTER HERE <<    Don’t delay …  Workshop #2 TRACING YOUR FRENCH ANCESTORS is scheduled for Saturday, March 23, 2019 @ 10:00 – 3:00.  Cost: $45 non-member, $25 member.
Registration deadline: March 18, 2019. Save & Exit

Stay tuned for future TYFT workshop details!


2019 AGS Conference “Images through time”

The Alberta Genealogical Society (AGS) will host another provincial conference celebrating the human story — Images Through Time.  You are invited to attend and enjoy an exhilarating three-days as speakers address topics such as: DNA, the British Home Child, military, publishing, Quebec, Ontario, Irish, English, Scottish research and more. The conference will be held at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre in Edmonton, on 26-28 April 2019.  REGISTER to attend the conference and learn about emerging technology, social media, DNA, enhancing research techniques and more, as it relates to genealogy.


PAA Family Day “Genealogical Gold in Government Records

 Join us on Family Day at the Provincial Archives of Alberta Monday, February 18 at 10:00am or 1:00pm for an introductory genealogy session.

Seating is limited and pre-registration is required by Eventbrite or by phone 780-427-1750 (dial 310-0000 for toll free access within Alberta). Please note that the Reading Room is closed on this day. Eventbrite Registration: 10:00am   OR   1:00pm

Genealogical Gold in Government Records
This introductory session presented by government records archivists will explore various types of records accessible at the Provincial Archives of Alberta (PAA) such as vital statistics, probate files, and court records, which contain a wealth of information that may aid you in your quest for genealogical information. The session will also outline some federal records and additional resources such as local histories that are also incredibly valuable – Genealogical Gold!

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 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.