NOTICE TO ALL LIBRARY PATRONS AND LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS

The Edmonton Branch AGS Board of Directors continues to be mindful of the health and safety of our membership, therefore, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, a decision to CANCEL all inhouse upcoming workshops, General meetings and SIG meetings, until further notice.

The Library is open Sept 01, 2020 @10am. Hours: Tues. Wed. Thurs. 10-3pm. You will be required to wear a mask.

Due to COVID-19 AGS/Edmonton Branch meetings and workshops have moved online with Zoom.

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.  

Save the Date:  November 26, 2020 –  Online Edmonton Branch General Meeting and Presentation Via Zoom.

 Join us at 7:00 pm on November 26, 2020 for an update on Edmonton Branch activities and plans for moving forward during the pandemic. After a short business meeting, Christine Prokop from the Edmonton Historical Society will give a riveting presentation on the process of solving a mystery posed by a question and a photograph. Scroll down to the Events to register.

 If you are not familiar with Zoom, please ensure your readiness by taking the following steps and join us for Zoom practice sessions as outlined below:

  1.  Go to https://zoom.us/download to download the Zoom client onto your desktop, tablet, iPad or phone.
  2.  Try out a test meeting at https://zoom.us/test 
  3.  Attend a Zoom Practice Session. Register for a session that meets your schedule. Once you register, you will receive an email                     confirmation with the meeting link.

Monday, November 23 at 7:30 pm. Click here to register.

Wednesday, November 25 at 1:30 pm. Click here to register.

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.
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Workshops and Online Tutorials

Tracing Your Family Tree (TYFT) – What’s Your Family Story

 This program consists of in-house workshops and online tutorials led by instructors that will point out the special skills and tools needed to research your family history. They will guide you in your research, regardless of what level you are at, and show you strategies to find the records you need.

Our current program offerings are listed below. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, only online tutorials are being offered at this time.

Watch for upcoming TYFT webinars.

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Events

Click on the Bold Blue letters for more information.

General Meeting – November 2020 will be held on Thursday, November 26, 2020 7:00pm – 9:00pm. Click here to register.

German SIG Meeting – will be held on Wednesday, December 02, 2020 7:00pm – 9:00pm. Click here to register.

England Wales SIG Meeting – will be held on Thursday, December 03, 2020 7:00pm – 9:00pm. Click here to register.


Seeking Volunteers

The Edmonton Branch of the Alberta Genealogical Society are seeking both Elected and non-Elected volunteers. Volunteers are needed to fill the following positions in February 2021.  If you are interested, please contact the President, Edmonton Branch AGS.

1. Electronic Resources
2. Webmaster
3. Scotland SIG Facilitator
4. Ukrainian SIG Facilitator

Click here for position descriptions.
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Relatively Speaking

The editorial team of the Alberta Genealogical Society Relatively Speaking 2020 publication are seeking submissions for the November 2020 issue.

During this time of Social Distancing and Self-Isolation you have a great opportunity to write the story you never had time to finish. Here are some ideas for possible submissions. Other stories also welcome!  DEADLINE: 15 September 2020

For your reading pleasure, click here to enjoy the AUGUST edition of the AGS Relatively Speaking 2020.
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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.