Showing posts with label Alberta Family History Society. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Alberta Family History Society. Show all posts

Friday, April 26, 2013

Alberta Family History Society

There will be a meeting of the Alberta Family History Society at the River Park Church, 3818 - 14A Street SW in Calgary Monday, May 6, 7-9 p.m. at which Frances Swendsen will speak about Family Tree, a new feature at the website.

If you would like to view the new website before going to the meeting, you can watch a webinar on the Legacy FamilyTrees website which has given by Devin Ashby at Although one has to pay to view these webinars, this one will always be FREE because it is sponsored by FamilySearch. (I watched it Wednesday and it is very good.)

Alberta Family History Blog is at

Alberta Family History Facebook page is at

And their website is at

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Turner Valley Oilfields Death Index

The Alberta Family History Society announces that their Our Projects Committee has been at it again!

This time, they have created a NEW searchable database of over 2,500 records, called the Turner Valley Oilfields Death Index, 1998..

You just put in the surname in the search box, and if your ancestor is there, it will return the surname, given name, date of death, date of burial, the place where the person died, the cemetery where he/she is buried, and the source for the information eg obituary, newspaper article

A big “Thank You” goes out to Florence Denning, and the Our Project Committee for the amount of work in this project, and bringing it to its completion.

To go to the database, click on

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Talk Notes

Do you know that they have a series of "Talk Notes" on the Alberta Family History Society since 1997 up to the present day.

These are notes on the talks that are given by the meeting presenters to post on the society's website, and some of them are quite useful.

I took a minute and read through them yesterday, and there are notes on Eastern European Ancestry, Scottish Law, Ontario Land Records, Mining Online Resources, and Family History in Homestead and Land Records.

There have been other societies in Canada which have done this, but they hae usually put them behind “Member’s Only” website, so they aren’t available to the public.

But if you want to read the AFHS "Talk Notes", go to to see what notes are available.