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FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Centre, a branch facility of the Family History Library.

The Calgary Alberta Family History Centre is dedicated to providing education and support for the Family History community in the Calgary area.  Our staff of about 30 volunteers are here to help you in your research. 

Canadian Goose, Calgary Alberta, Canada

Contents

CENTRE INFORMATION

  • Language: English
  • Location & Map

Address: 2021-17th Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2T 0G2

  • Location on Map
  • We are located on the lower level of the Calgary Alberta Stake Centre.  The entrance to the Centre is on 19A Street S.W.  Please park in the lot directly east of the Centre.  Press the Black Button beside the double doors on the east side of the building to ring the front desk.  A staff member will answer and admit you.

Phone: (403) 571-3700

Hours of Operations

 Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9 am – 3 pm and 7 pm – 9:30 pm.
 Saturdays 9 am – 12 pm. Call 403 571-3700.

POLICIES

  • Our Centre is  Fragrance Free due to some of our staff and patrons are allergic.
  • No food or drinks are allowed.
  • Children under 12 must be accompanied and monitored by an adult.

EXECUTIVE

  • Director: Sheila Penner
  • Assistant Director: Valerie LeBaron
  • High Council Advisor: Larry Penner
  • Patron Services: Carol Hutchinson
  • Technical Services: Janice Cushman
  • Treasurer: Brien Cushman
  • Staff Trainer: Frances Swendsen

CALENDAR

Community Classes

Please come "FRAGRANCE FREE" to all of our Community Classes


Calgary Family History Centre

presents

ROOTS AND BRANCHES

Family History Conference

OVER 20 CLASSES

Saturday

27 April 2013

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location

2021 - 17 Ave. S.W.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Class Descriptions and Registration

online at http://genwebworks.net/cfhc

or

pick up a registration form at the Calgary Family History Centre



27 Sept. 2012 (Thursday) – Sources and Citations
Can you find that record again? This class can help by teaching various ways to effectively cite your sources to add validity to your research and prevent repetition.
Presenter: Janice Cushman       The Lounge at 7:00 pm.


25 October 2012 (Thursday) - Family Tree
With more than 600 million names already there, Family Tree is an updated approach to organizing and recording your genealogy online. It focuses on getting the data, right through using sources and working with others to get the best information. Together we can build and preserve a family history of humankind.
Come and learn how to use this amazing new feature on familysearch.org
Presenter: Frances Swendsen    The Lounge at 7:00 pm.

November 2012  No Community Class

Staff Training Meetings

  • Please come "FRAGRANCE FREE" to all of our Staff Training Meetings
  1. Staff Trainings are on the 2nd Thursday – please mark your calendars.
  2. Community Classes are on the 4th Thursday – please mark your calendars.
  3. It is important that you attend as many of these trainings and classes as you can.
  4. The more that you learn, the better prepared you will be to assist our patrons.

Staff Training Challenge

CFHC Summer Discovery Club

CFHC Staff members: Make this a summer of discovery.

At our last Staff Training Meeting you received a four page Question and Activity Challenge.  Each week choose a Question and/or an Activity to complete and then fill in the calendar on the following pages (if you don't already have a calender get one at the CFHC). At our Staff Training Meetings in the fall come and we’ll share something that we have learned.

Questions - Choose a question for which you don’t know the answer and fill in the attached calendar. Most important is to record how to find the answer so you will be able to find it again. (If you need help with some of these questions or activities, see what you can find out through the FamilySearch Help Center or the Research Wiki or ask a fellow staff member)

Activities - Do the activity and record something you learned and where you found it.

CENTRE RESOURCES

Collections

  • Family History Library Catalog. Microfilms from the Family History Library Catalog can be ordered online from home and can be viewed at this centre.
  • Our Family History Centre has an extensive collection of research materials, including:

  • CANADA
  • Ontario Vital Records Indexes
  • Birth 1869 - 1912
  • Marriage 1869 - 1927
  • Death 1869 - 1937
  • Ontario Marriage Registrations 1869 - 1914
  • Ontario Early Marriage Registers
  • Ontario Land Record Indexes (fiche)
  • Nova Scotia B/M/D Indexes 1864 - 1877
  • Quebec Marriage Index (Loiselle, Rivest, Drouin)
  • Quebec Family Index (Jette, Tanguay)
  • Alberta Homestead Record Index
  • Southern Alberta Cemetery Records

  • BRITISH ISLES
  • England/Wales Civil Registration Indexes
  • Birth 1837 - 1960
  • Marriage 1837 - 1960, 1972, 1973
  • Death 1837 - 1976, 1980, 1983
  • England - Boyd's Marriage Index 1800 - 1837
  • England Probate Indexes 1383 - 1858
  • England/Wales National Burial Index 1538 - 2010
  • Ireland Civil Registration Indexes
  • Birth 1864 - 1921
  • Marriage 1845 - 1921
  • Death 1864 - 1921
  • Eire / N. Ireland B/M/D Indexes 1922 - 1958
  • Ireland Marriage License Index 1629 - 1864
  • Ireland Index to Griffith's Valuation 1848 - 1864
  • Scotland Civil Registration Indexes
  • Birth 1855 - 1932
  • Marriage 1855 - 1925
  • Death 1855 - 1955
  • Scotland Old Parochial Register (O.P.R.)

  • EUROPE
  • Hamburg Direct and Indirect Passenger Lists
  • St. Petersburg - Lutheran Church Records 1833 - 1885

  • LDS
  • Crossing the Ocean Index 1840 - 1885, 1889 - 1925
  • Crossing the Plains Index 1847 - 1869
  • LDS European Card Index 1840 - 1925
  • Alberta Temple Records 1923 - 1949

Databases & Software

In our Centre we have Free Access to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.

  • Alexander Street Press – The American Civil War
  • Research Database
  • Letters and Diaries
  • Images, Photographs, Posters & Ephemera
  • Ancestry.com
  • Find My Past
  • Fold3.com (Footnote.com)
  • The Genealogist
  • Genline FamilyFinder
  • Godfrey Memorial Library
  • Heritage Quest Online
  • Historic Map Works Library Edition
  • Paper Trail
  • World Vital Records

Hardware  and Equipment

  • 8 Computer Workstations with Printer access
  • 9 Microfilm Readers (45 mm)
  • 4 Microfilm Readers (16 mm)
  • 2 Microfilm/Microfiche Reader/Printers
  • 4 Microfiche Readers
  • Digital Imaging System
  • Photo Copier

CENTRE SERVICES

Staff Research Specialties

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RESOURCES IN OUR LOCAL AREA

  • Alberta Family Histories Society
Address: 712 – 16 Avenue NW  (Calgary)
Phone # 403 - 214 - 1447
http://www.afhs.ab.ca/
  • Glenbow Museum
Address: 130 – 9 Avenue SE (Calgary)
Phone # 403 - 268 - 4100
http://www.glenbow.org/
  • Calgary Public Library - Main Branch
Address: 616 Macleod Trail SE  (Calgary)
Phone # 403 - 260 - 2600
http://calgarypubliclibrary.com/
  • University of Calgary Library (MacKimmie Library)
Address: 2500 University Drive NW  (Calgary)
Phone # 403 - 220 - 8895
http://library.ucalgary.ca/

LINKS

Here are some websites that might be of interest to you.

  • Automated Genealogy (Canadian Census 1851, 1901, 1906, 1911)

          http://automatedgenealogy.com/site.html

  • Library & Archives Canada

          http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/index-e.html

  • Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid

          http://ocfa.islandnet.com//

  • Canada's Local Histories Online

          http://www.ourroots.ca/

  • Find the graves of your ancestors

          http://www.findagrave.com/ 

  • Cyndi’s List
     http://www.cyndislist.com/

VOLUNTEER AT THE CENTRE

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