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 will be closed until further notice.

 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.  

 Due to COVID-19 AGS/Edmonton Branch meetings and workshops have moved online with Zoom. Need help with Zoom? The following steps will help you use Zoom effectively:

 Go to https://zoom.us/download to download the Zoom client onto your desktop, tablet, iPad or phone. 

Try out a test meeting at https://zoom.us/test

To attend a Zoom meeting select from the the TYFT or Events listed below. Register for a session that meets your schedule. Once you       register, you will receive an email confirmation with the meeting link.

  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.

Eastern European Genealogy – Session 2 will be held on Saturday March 6, 2021. Click Here to Register.
Understanding DNA – It’s More Than Just Spit! will be held on Saturday, March 20, 2021. Click Here to Register.

Watch for the upcoming announcements:

The Basics of Eastern European Genealogy, Session 3: In the Documents will be held on Saturday, April 10, 2021.
Tracing Your Quebec Ancestry will be held on Saturday, April 10 2021.
Strategies for Successful Irish Research will be held on Saturday, May 8, 2021.
Finding Your Ancestors in Alberta Land Records
will be held on Saturday, June 12, 2021

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 Events

English Wales SIG Meeting will be held on Thursday, March 4, 2021. Click here to Register.
Irish SIG Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. Click here to register.
Postscript SIG Meeting
will be held on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. 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. Online Meeting Coordinator
3. Scotland SIG Facilitator
4. Ukrainian SIG Facilitator

Click here for position descriptions.
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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.