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 #4: DNA – ANCESTRY / FAMILY TREE:
Beginning Genetic DNA Testing – this class is for those just beginning their Genetic DNA research and who are considering taking a DNA test or have just tested and are waiting for results. Instructors: Ellen Thompson-Jennings and Debby Was. Saturday, June 1, 2019 @ 10:00 a.m.– 3:00 p.m. Registration Deadline: May 27, 2019
Stay tuned for future TYFT workshop details!
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.