Activities

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.

Please read President’s Message

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.

Courses

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:

Stay tuned for event details and registration!


Events

Genealogical Gold in Government Records

This introductory session will explore various types of government 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. A graduate conservator will also be available to answer one-on-one questions about preserving your own family history documents and photographs. The session will also outline some federal records and additional resources such as local histories that are also incredibly valuable – Genealogical Gold!

Saturday, February 15, 2020
Family History Day – 2 sessions times:
10-noon  Register HERE for 10:00am session
1-3pm     Register HERE for 1-3pm session

Free Event but spaces are limited.
Pre-registration is required on Eventbrite
Provincial Archives of Alberta
8555 Roper Road, South Edmonton


2020 GenFair – Hosted by Wetaskiwin Branch, AGS

Celebrating the Past, the Present and the Future

Join us for an exhilarating day at GenFair 2020 and celebrate Wetaskiwin Branch’s 20th Anniversary with the Alberta Genealogical Society. Re-vitalize your genealogy by networking with members of Wetaskiwin and other AGS branches, and historical associations. Our presenters will intrigue you with the history of the area and encourage you to reflect about your own location, your current family history and how to preserve your research for generations to come. Door prizes available.

When:  Saturday, 25 April 2020  9:00am to 4:00pm
Where:  Wetaskiwin Seniors Centre, 5216 – 54th Street

Online registration and payment are required in advanceREGISTER HERE.

Stay tuned for future events details!

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 2020.  If you are interested, please contact vice-president@edmontongenealogy.ca.

  1. Electronic Resources
  2. Membership Director
  3. Program Chair
  4. Secretary
  5. TYFT Genealogical Courses
  6. Vice President
  7. Webmaster

Stay tuned for the position descriptions.

Relatively Speaking

The editorial team of the Alberta Genealogical Society Relatively Speaking 2020 publication are seeking your stories and articles that fall into one of these themes:  Love Stories, Royalty, Settling the West or Genealogical Research.  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.caPLEASE READ ADDITIONAL DETAILS HERE.

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.