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Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
Cemetery Recording

2014 GEN FAIR - SAT, APRIL 26, 2014

Working on your family tree? Need help? Then this is the event for YOU!
United Empire Loyalists
AGS Cemetery Database and more!

Held at Parkview Community League Hall
9135 - 146 Street Edmonton
9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Admission: $5 per person $15 per family



Regular meetings of the Edmonton Branch are held on the 4th Thursday of each month (excluding July, August and December) at the Library of the Alberta Genealogical Society, #162, 14315 - 118 Avenue, Edmonton. Phone: 780 424 4429

Time: 7:30 to 10 p.m.


Dave Obee Seminar,  Calgary, AB ~ April 5, 2014

Check out the POSTER/REGISTRATION FORM for more details.

Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

SIG meetings are held in our library at 7:30 p.m (unless otherwise noted). Members attend these meetings to exchange information, to share resources and solve "genealogical road blocks". (See our Calendar page for updated meeting days.)

  • Canada/USA - Meetings are monthly on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Contact: Lynne Duigou lynneduigou@shaw.ca or Donna Shanks donna@shanks.ca
  • Compugene - Meetings are held on the third Thursday of every second month. (Sept, Nov, Jan, Mar and May). Contact Neal Finn at the Library
    Why does Compugene exist: We want our participants to feel comfortable and competent in their use of computer hardware and software in their genealogy research
    How do we accomplish this: Profiling the experience level of participants, and focused presentations and discussions by our SIG members on topics of interest

  • Reunion - (Genealogy Software for Apple) Meetings are held bi-monthly on the first Monday of the month beginning in September. Share ideas about using Reunion, Macintosh, iPhone and iPad. Contact: Reunion SIG reunion@abgensoc.ca or Terry Gregory at teejaygee@shaw.ca
  • Ukrainian - Researching in East Galicia (Ukraine), West Galicia (Poland), Bukovina (Ukraine and Romania), Poland, Prussia and Volhynia and neighbouring areas. Meetings are the first Wednesday of every second month starting in September (except July & Aug). For more information contact Natalie at ntedwards@shaw.ca
  • England/Wales - Meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month except July and August.

  • For more information contact: Kelly Kellachy at kkallechy@gmail.com

  • Ireland - Meetings are held every second month on a Tuesday starting in January. Except July and August..
  • Contact Desmond Wynne desmondwynne@telus.net

  • Scotland - Meetings are held every second month on a Monday starting in October.
  • Contacts Gary Durie gwdurie@shaw.ca and Joyce Willard joycewillard@shaw.ca 

  • German - Meetings are bi-monthly on the 1st Wednesday of the month, starting in October. Time: 7:00 pm Contact: Jo Nuthack, 780 479-7878 or jornu@telus.net
  • Postscripts Family History Writers - Meetings are the second Wednesday every other month, starting in September. Contact: Marilyn Wales, ma1832@hotmail.com Postscripts is a group interested in writing family history and genealogical books and articles. It presents discussions, presentations, activities, and information to provide direction and assistance to those wishing to build skills related to such writing. Most presentations are made by AGS members who are working on or who have published a family history.

    Cemetery Recording

    Recording & updating will be taking place every Wednesday at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Edmonton. This is a large cemetery therefore volunteers will be needed for the winter months to do the data entry.

    The following cemeteries are works in progress: St. Donaus R.C., Holy Cross, Sacred Heart R.C., Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Fairfield, Rochfort Community, St John Russian Greek Orthodox, Inga Community, St. Mary's Catholic, Old Beauvallon St. Mary's, South Park, South Haven, Tofield, Pokrowa Greek Catholic, Burnbrae, Whitelaw, Mount Pleasant, Wetaskwin, Lake View

    Checking and corrections will be carried out for Mount Pleasant in Edmonton during the summer.

    A few volunteers have taken on the task of updating cemeteries in the rural areas in their spare time.

    Contact Library for details.


    Are you interested in tracing your family tree?

    In this course experienced volunteer instructors share their knowledge and expertise in genealogical research. You will learn how to dig up your family roots,
    climb the branches and gather, record and share the fruit that you find.

    The Edmonton Branch of the Alberta Genealogical Society (AGS) will offer this course on the following three (3) Saturdays in the spring of 2014:

    * March 29 - orientation to getting your genealogical research started from gathering, compiling and recording to sharing your information
    * April 12 - overview of the various records and information, and navigating the resources and databases, available to you for your genealogical research
    * May 3 - overview of the various records and information, and navigating the resources and databases, available to you for your genealogical research

    Sessions are from 10 am to 3 pm with a half hour lunch break (please bring your own lunch. Coffee, tea & juice will be provided)

    * for all three (3) Saturdays and the full course:
    * AGS members $75.00 o non-members $90.00
    Please note - no refunds will be provided

    Location - offered at the AGS Edmonton Branch library: Nexus Business Park, #162, 14315 - 118 Avenue, Edmonton

    Registrationregister early as places are limited. Please complete a registration form and mail/fax to:
    Alberta Genealogical Society, Edmonton Branch, #162, 14315 - 118 Avenue, Edmonton  or fax: (780) 423-8980
    Please phone (780) 424-4429 for more information about this exciting course.


    Salt Lake City Trip

    Contact Library for details.