Volume 9 Number 2 5 October 2009
Alberta Family Histories Society
Tonight’s Program Once Upon a Wedding. Noted author and storyteller Nancy Millar will present photographs and stories of weddings in Western Canada (for better or for worse). Her book Once Upon a Wedding will be available for purchase in the lobby during the break. Future Programs Saturday, October 24:
Eastern Europe Special Event
Mr. Jerry Frank & Mr. David Makowsky Focusing on Ukrainian & German research in the present day Ukrainian region of Eastern Europe Saturday, October 24, 2009 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Doors open @ 9:30 a.m.) Free admission for AFHS, German & Ukraine & AGS Society Members Non-members $35.00 (Memberships available at the door) River Park Church 3818 - 14A St. SW, Calgary, AB (403-214-1447) www.afhs.ab.ca BRING A FRIEND & a bag lunch Even without ancestors from Eastern Europe we might all pick up ideas from the speakers at this event: Jerry Frank, webmaster for the Society for German Genealogy in Eastern Europe, experienced genealogist & amateur cartographer speaking on Using maps for genealogy as research tools and to enhance family stories and Favourite websites and improving search results using search engines; & David Makowsky, Alberta office coordinator for the Alberta-Ukraine Genealogical Project speaking on Pioneer experiences through census & homestead records and Developing a methodology to document community history. We would like to have displays of material from this part of Europe at the venue - please contact Ann Williams, 403-286-4095 if you have anything suitable for display. Monday November 2: We are hoping to have a speaker on a military topic.
AFHS Office and Library: 712 - 16 Avenue NW, Calgary, Alberta T2M 0J8 Telephone: 403-214-1447. Website: www.afhs.ab.ca. Meeting address: 1st Monday each month (except holidays) at 7:00 pm at River Park Church, 3818 - 14A Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Editor: Ann Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org)
AFHS News URGENTLY REQUIRED – Assistant Editor for Chinook. Must have recent version of MS Word and sufficient computer skills to be able to assist with every aspect of production. Contact Xenia Stanford, 403-295-3490, e-mail ‘email@example.com’ (with ‘Assistant Editor’ in subject line). Brian W. Hutchison Scholarship Award Funded by an endowment from GEN-FIND Research Associates, the Brian W. Hutchison Scholarship Award aims to encourage Canadian genealogists. A scholarship of up to $500 is awarded annually and may be applied toward tuition and books to study genealogy and family history in a recognized education or accreditation/certification program, for the cost of attending a genealogical conference/seminar, or a cash prize. Based on four generations, submissions must include a research plan, a family history, a genealogy report, a pedigree/descendancy chart and a bibliography. See the Guidelines for Candidates section on the website http://www.afhs.ab.ca/scholarship/. Deadline for applications December 31, 2009. SIG News BEGINNERS SIG: Next meeting Thursday, October 8, 7 p.m. at the AFHS library. This is a forum to ask questions and generally exchange ideas on family history. Irene Oickle, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org CELTIC SIG: Iola sincerely apologizes for not arranging for someone with a key to be at the September meeting. The SIG next meets on Wednesday, October 28, 7 p.m. at the AFHS library when Iola will talk about recent lectures she attended where the Registrar General of Scotland, Duncan Macniven, was a guest speaker. Research concerns, matters of interest and what we want to accomplish this year will also be discussed so bring your problems and suggestions for an interesting and productive season. Iola Whiteside, 403-243-6907, e-mail: email@example.com COMPUTER SIG: Next meeting Saturday, October 10 at the LDS church on 17th Avenue, SW. Starting at 9:30 a.m. with the beginners session, we will be featuring Christine Hayes at 10:30 a.m. showing us the inside workings of Ancestry.com and how to make the best use of this huge website. Jim Benedict, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ENGLISH/WELSH SIG: Next meeting Saturday, October 17, 10:30 a.m. at the AFHS Library for the first session of What next? Preserving our Research which will focus on publication. Samples of books or articles will be welcome plus family discoveries and problems for discussion. Ann Williams, 403-286-4095, e-mail: email@example.com FAMILY TREE MAKER SIGlet: Now in 'semi-retirement' after meeting on the 4th Saturday of the month, Sept through May since Nov 2000. Over 90% of genealogy software purchased is FTM and as the program is used by many AFHS members, the SIGlet is not going into 'total retirement' in fact, the AFHS Computer SIG will have FTM as one of its 2010 Spring topics. Lynn Taylor (Past Chair). LEGACY USERS GROUP: Meets the third Wednesday of each month (except July & August) 7-9 p.m. at the AFHS library. See map at: http://www.afhs.ab.ca/images/map.gif. Everyone welcome. Charlie Aubin, firstname.lastname@example.org. MÉTIS SIG: Looking for an assistant to help co-ordinate the group. Xenia Stanford, 403-295-3490, e-mail: email@example.com (please put ‘Metis SIG’ in the subject line).
ONTARIO SIG: No meetings until a permanent leader is found to arrange meetings and presenters from fellow SIG members. Please consider sharing your skills so that the group can continue. The usual salary, benefits & perks go with the job. Lorna Laughton (Former Acting Leader). QUEBEC SIG: Next meeting Saturday, November 7, noon - 2 p.m. at the AFHS Library. Donna Kirkwood, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org REUNION USERS SIGLET: Next meeting Wednesday, October 14, 7:30 p.m. at the AFHS Library. Reunion is genealogical software for the Mac. Please feel free to e-mail Mary Arthur: email@example.com with questions. UKRAINIAN SIG: Looking for an assistant to help co-ordinate the group. Xenia Stanford, 403-2953490, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (please put ‘Ukrainian SIG’ in the subject line). Calgary Family History Centre The CFHC, 2021-17 Ave. SW (tel: 403-571-3700 or 403 242-5429) is open Tuesdays & Wednesdays 9 a.m.-3 p.m. & 7-9 p.m. & Saturdays 9 a.m.- noon (closed Saturday, October 10th for Thanksgiving). On Thursday, October 29, 2009 the CFHC is sponsoring a Community Class: “Sleuthing 101 or The Research Process in Family History” 7 p.m. in the Scout Room at the 17th Ave., SW Stake Centre. The class will layout the steps to find information on your ancestors using basic and advanced techniques to effectively research your family history. Actual applications will be presented. Register in advance if possible 403-571-3700 or www.genwebworks.net/cfhc Thursday Oct 8 Friday Oct 9 Saturday Oct 10 Thursday Oct 15 Friday Oct 16 Saturday Oct 17 Thursday Oct 22 Friday Oct 23 Saturday Oct 24 Thursday Oct 29 Friday Oct 30 Saturday Oct 31 Thursday Nov 5 Friday, Nov 6 Saturday, Nov 7 AFHS Library Open Times: 9 a.m.- noon Ken & Iola noon - 3 p.m. Lorna & Marion 9 a.m.- noon Bill & Cheryl noon - 4 p.m. Wilma & Freda 9 a.m.- noon Ken & Iola noon - 3 p.m. Helen & Lorna 9 a.m.- noon Bill & ? noon - 4 p.m. Susan & Irene 9 a.m.- noon Donna & Ishbel noon - 3 p.m. Rosemary & Maggie 9 a.m.- noon Linda & Pat noon - 4 p.m. Millie & 9 a.m.- noon Helen & Linda noon - 3 p.m. Donna & Judie 9 a.m.- noon Bill & Cheryl noon - 4 p.m. Lorna & Marlene 9 a.m. - noon Ann & Iola noon - 3 p.m. Helen & Freda 9 a.m. - noon Bill & Pat noon - 4 p.m. Linda & Judie
Mailing Lists Dist-Gen Mailing List is for those in the Calgary area interested in genealogy. Topics include: AFHS SIG & SIGlet issues and notices; questions on genealogical resources in Alberta or online; comments on AFHS programs and genealogically relevant website recommendations. Improper language, rude or irresponsible messages will not be tolerated and we reserve the right to reject or revoke membership for any reason. To subscribe go to http://www.afhs.ab.ca/society/sigs/distgen.html and follow the directions. CompSIGTips List is for those who use computers in family history research. Topics include technology issues for genealogists, computer-relevant websites, tips, FAQ's, security/computer protection software, how-to-pages, etc. See ‘The Society’ tab on the AFHS website, follow link to ‘Special Interest Groups’ and click on ‘mailing list’ under Computer SIG. Again, improper language etc. will not be tolerated - this is not the place for virus warning messages.