Showing posts with label Alberta Genealogical Society. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Alberta Genealogical Society. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Relatively Speaking "Stories"

On the Alberta Genealogical Society (AGS) website at, there is an intriguing webpage called Stories, that I had to take a look at to see what it was all about.
Stories is series of 12 different articles from their Relatively Speaking magazine which includes—according to their website—“fact-finding and methodical articles for the gumshoe genealogist - the opportunity to purchase issues singly or by volume.’’
In addition to the specific article, sometimes they also give three or four related articles for you to read on the subject in the other editions of Relatively Speaking.
Some of the twelve articles are -
Beware of Oral History” by Ken Millions (February 2012). Unverified oral history should always be taken with a grain of salt by the budding genealogist. How true that statement is!
"The Payzants of Edmonton” by Allen Jess (May 2006). A bloody hand print in Falmouth Township, Nova Scotia, the family’s migration route to Alberta, and the history of the ‘penny farthing’ ridden in Edmonton’s Exhibition parades. Wow! All of this in one article!
"Searching for Charlotte” by Marilyn Lappi (February 2012). Read more about “Searching for Charlotte” by Marilyn Lappi in Relatively Speaking, a three-part sequel featured in the February, May, and August 2012 issues. What an interesting read!
So if any of these stories interest you, you can receive Relatively Speaking as part of your membership to the AGS. The membership page is at 
They take a yearly research trip to Salt Lake City, they have the Homestead Index onsite, branches, the bi-annual GenFair, a yearly conference, workshops, and educational courses.

If you haven’t done so already, remember to check the Canadian Week in Review Monday morning for the latest in Genealogy, Heritage, and History news in Canada.

If you missed last week’s edition, it is at

It’s the
news blog of its kind in Canada!

It has been a regular post every Monday morning since April 23, 2012

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

2013 AGS Conference

The Alberta Genealogical Society invites you to join them in celebrating their 40th Anniversary Conference “Same Roots, Different Branches” at the Chateau Louis Conference Centre, Edmonton, Alberta on 20 & 21 April 2013.

The conference committee have the pleasure of bringing the most electrifying and diverse international, regional and local speakers to maximize your conference experience.

The lineup of presenters include:

Stephen Young

Lisa Louise Cooke

Dave Obee

Pat Ryan

Deanna Bullock

Lyn Meehan

John Althouse

Alison Freake

Vernon R. Wishart

The conference opens with Stephen C. Young, a project manager with FamilySearch. His topic will be FamilySearch: Genealogy at Your Fingertips. Stephen will explore features and services on FamilySearch, WIKI that provides valuable research guidance, and information about indexing—an opportunity to “pay-it-forward”.

Fot those who are new to genealogy, there will be A Beginner’s Track is recommended for those just starting, however all participants at any level are more than welcome to attend.

Numerous door prizes, vendor merchandise and publications from AGS Branches will be for sale. And attendees have the privilege of pre-conference tours to Edmonton’s diverse specialized libraries and archives on Friday, 19 April 2013.

Registrations are now being accepted at

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Star Spangled Genealogy

Drayton Valley Branch of the Alberta Genealogical Society Presents Star Spangled Genealogy on March 9th, 2013 from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM. It will take place at the Campus Alberta Drayton Valley Norquest College, 5056 – 50th Avenue, Drayton Valley, Alberta

The presenters will be John Althouse, President Edmonton Branch AGS, and Les Campbell, President AGS.

Les Campbell will present two talks - U.S Vital Records, and US Land Records, while John Althouse will present two talks - US Census Records “Did the Ingalls family always live in Walnut Grove”, US Military Records, and if time permits - US Local Sources.

For more information, go to

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Relatively Speaking

The newsletter of the Alberta Genealogical Society headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, has over 10 indexes of their newsletter "Relatively Speaking" online.

You can search their individual indexes to the newsletter, with issues starting online at 2004. There is also a summary of the newsletter, and supplements such as Bylaw Changes, AGM 2012, and Policy Changes.

The full issue of the newsletter itself is available at the Member’s Only website online at

Moreover, they have great news!

The 40th Anniversary will be held next year, in 2013, in Edmonton. It will be celebrated at the Alberta Genealogical Society, Conference 2013, to be held April 20 & 21, 2013,

The website is

The blog about the conference is at

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Relatively Speaking

An Index and Summary for the May 2011 Relatively Speaking newsletter of the Alberta Genealogical Society are now online at

In fact, the Index and Summary have been been put online since 2008.

Relatively Speaking is published four times a year, and you can get the full publication if you are a member of the Alberta Genealogical Society.

The email of the newsletter is

The website of the Alberta Genealogical Society is