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 has been made to CLOSE the library and premises of the branch, and CANCEL all upcoming workshops, General meetings and SIG meetings, 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.
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 (TYFT) Workshops 2019-2020
What’s Your Family Story? A series of workshops where instructors 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. Check out the TYFT Workshops being offered in 2020:
- Suggestions for Successful Scottish Research“ will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2020 (10:00 am – 3:00 pm). *********CANCELLED*********
- “Open the Trunk: Beginning the Search for Your Ancestors in Eastern Europe: With Emphasis on Ukraine and Poland” will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2020 (10:00 am – 3:00 pm). *********CANCELLED*********
- “DNA – It is More Than Just Spitting in a Tube” will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2020 (10:00 am – 3:00 pm) *********CANCELLED*********
- “My Ancestors Came from England, Wales and Ireland” will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2020 (10:00 am – 3:00 pm). *********CANCELLED*********.
Please stay tuned for these event details to be announced.
Stay tuned for future events details!
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 2020. If you are interested, please contact Nestor Martinez, President, Edmonton Branch AGS.
- Vice President
- Electronic Resources
Stay tuned for the position descriptions.
The editorial team of the Alberta Genealogical Society Relatively Speaking 2020 publication are seeking submissions for the August 15, 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 June 2020
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.