The Alberta Genealogical Society would like to extend its sincere appreciation to all individuals for their support. After all, without your generous and dedicated participation, inspiration and individual talents the Society would cease to exist.
|Your membership enabled us to accomplish so much this year.
- We held our 2016 GenFair “Pulling Together Your Family
History” hosted by the Drayton Valley Branch, held at the Royal Canadian Legion,
Drayton Valley, Alberta on April 23. Over 69 people attended the one-day faire to
view the displays, purchase the vendor’s wares and listen to the speakers. The
keynote speaker was Ronald Kelland who was informative about geographic
place names, both present and past in Alberta. Susan Haga spoke on
what information can be found between the censuses; and Lianne Kruger spoke
about Google Search and Google Drive. More information can be found on http://www.abgenealogy.ca/2016-genfair-and-agm-results?id=777
- The Brooks & District Branch celebrated its
35th Anniversary on 23 January 2016. The branch hosted an open house for
members and others, complete with a special cake-cutting ceremony. In
attendance for the afternoon were several past and present members. The group participated
in opening of a time capsule the club had sealed in 2005 for Alberta’s
Centennial. Inside were pedigree charts from members, a copy of the local
newspaper for that week and many other interesting items. Read more at http://www.abgenealogy.ca/brooks-35-years-in-the-making?id=777
- On Saturday, 13 February 2016, the Fort McMurray Branch held
a grand re-opening to celebrate their new location at 10019 MacDonald Ave,
Unifor Building. Several people from the community stopped by and chatted with their
librarians, and check out their new home.
- Educational courses were taught province-wide: Grande
Prairie’s “Family History Day”; Edmonton’s “Tracing Your Family Tree” course and
elsewhere. Several presentations were in full attendance.
- A salute should be given to Wayne Shepheard, AGS Editor who gave
the Society’s journal, Relatively Speaking a whole new twist starting in August
2015. A new cover was designed, and themes were produced to align the focus of
the issue with contributions written by local, regional and international authors.
Learn more at http://www.abgenealogy.ca/our-journal
- We were able to complete phase two in developing a wonderful
new website by migrating the AGS Homesteads over to our new web company
Mediashaker, and building a new database—the Relatively Speaking Digital
Library listing 43 years of articles, all searchable by keyword, author, date
and or subject—to be online before year end. View Homesteads at http://www.abgenealogy.ca/alberta-homestead-index
- In February 2016, the Wetaskiwin Branch launched their new
website reflecting their specialized genealogical resources and other local
information. Find out more by perusing their website at http://www.abgenealogy.ca/wetaskiwin-branch
- Red Deer joined the AGS Web Umbrella in late September. This
model will be reviewed at their upcoming general meetings for commentary and expansion.
See more at http://www.abgenealogy.ca/red-deer-district-branch
- Finally, the Society’s membership campaign reached a record
high inviting over 136 new members from 1 October 2015 to 30 September 2016.
|We’re proud of what we’ve been able to do so far, and we could not have done it without you! With your help, we are looking to do more.|
For 2017, we need your commitment even more to accomplish greater things:
- Developing a new database structure and migrating the cemetery
database. It will be similar to Grande Prairie's Gravemarkers of Northwestern
Alberta database found at http://www.abgenealogy.ca/view-cemetery-index
- Sponsoring our two-day 2017 AGS Conference medieval “Ye Olde
Genealogy Faire” scheduled for April 2017 at the Chateau Louis Conference
Centre, Edmonton. The chat is that two speakers are lined up talking about DNA.
- And so much more. Join us!
Please consider renewing your 2017 AGS Membership early.
Memberships, research services and government grants pay only a portion of the Alberta Genealogical Society’s operating expenses. We depend on support from generous individuals like you to help fund our library collections, host conferences and special workshops, to continue ongoing genealogical projects and so much more.
Our 2017 membership campaign starts October 1st.
Memberships run from January 1st to December 31st and we cannot afford to lose you.
Renewing is easy. Members have several options in renewing:
Members can pay in person or by regular mail to the AGS Office. Payments can still be made by cheque, money order, credit card, phone order or with cash if paying in person.
- online using Become A Member or the AGS Store
- downloading our new 2017 Membership Application Form ›
- email or phone the AGS Office and receive it by email.
: Unless the current year is specifically requested, membership dues paid after September 30th will be applied to the following year. Need more information regarding AGS Membership Benefits? Go to Become A Member ›
Once again, the Alberta Genealogical Society would like to extend their sincere appreciation for your continuing support. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the AGS Office at 780-423-8902 or email AGS Office ›
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