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The '''Calgary Alberta South Family History Centre''' is located in the community of '''Parkland''' in&nbsp;the SE quadrant of '''Calgary, Alberta'''. &nbsp;We are supported by 17 Family History Consultants and Volunteers serving over 1000 patrons per year. &nbsp; &nbsp;  
  
=== Centre Contacts and Hours  ===
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We strive to create opportunities for families to strengthen bonds and family ties as we provide support and education to the communities surrounding the Family History Center<br>
  
'''Location &amp;&nbsp;Map:'''  
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== '''Location &amp;&nbsp;Map:''' ==
  
#''14540 Parkland Blvd S.E. Calgary.&nbsp;''
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*'''Address''': [http://maps.google.com/maps?q=14540+Parkland+Boulevard+Southeast,+Calgary,+Alberta,+Canada&hl=en&sll=33.559134,-82.12615&sspn=0.025534,0.045447&hnear=14540+Parkland+Blvd+SE,+Calgary,+Alberta+T2J+7H5,+Canada&t=m&z=15 14540 Parkland Blvd S.E. Calgary&nbsp;]
#''After turning into the Parking lot turn right, go around the corner of the building.&nbsp; Park by the first door.&nbsp; Ring doorbell - a Family History Centre worker will come and welcome you in.''
 
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'''Phone:''' 403 225 9739
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*After turning into the Parking lot turn right, go around the corner of the building.&nbsp; Park by the first door.&nbsp; Ring doorbell - a Family History Centre worker will come and welcome you in.<br>
  
'''E-mail:'''<br>'''Open Hours:'''&nbsp; Tuesday 9 a.m&nbsp;-&nbsp;Noon,&nbsp; 6.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m.
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== '''Hours:''' ==
  
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*'''Tuesday''' 9 a.m - Noon, 7p.m. - 9.30 p.m.
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*'''Wednesday''' CLOSED
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*'''Thursday''' 9 a.m. - 3pm, 7p.m. - 9.30 p.m.  
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*'''Friday '''7- 9:30pm; CLOSED Fridays before long weekends or General Conference
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*'''Holiday Schedule:''' Please phone to verify holiday hours during July and August and Christmas closing.<br>
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Thursday 9 a.m. - Noon,&nbsp; 6.30 p.m.&nbsp;- 9.30&nbsp;p.m.
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== '''Centre Contacts:&nbsp;'''  ==
  
'''Holiday Schedule:'''&nbsp; Please phone to&nbsp;verify holiday hours during July and August and Christmas closing.
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'''Family History Centre Phone/Answering Machine:''' 403-225-9739
  
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'''E-mail''': AB_CalgarySouth@ldsmail.net
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*'''Director:''' Cameron Smigel
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*'''Assistant Director:''' Darla Smigel
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*'''Assistant Director:''' Deanna Dehoylos
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*'''Assistant Directors:''' David and Linda Clark<br>
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== '''Calendar and Events: '''<br>  ==
  
 
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== '''Tour and Group Activities:''' ==
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The '''Calgary South Family History Center''' welcomes the opportunity for individuals, organizations, and other groups visit to our Center.
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We offer a variety of options that are sure to provide interest to your group - Youth, Adult, Church, Organization, Club, etc.
  
==== Upcoming Events  ====
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'''PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES FOR SCHEDULING A GROUP VISIT:'''
  
==== Class Schedule  ====
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*'''GROUP SIZE: '''We recommend a maximum of 8 participants for individual hands on computer access, however larger groups (maximum 12) may be accomodated with shared computer access. &nbsp;For groups over 12, please contact Cameron or Darla Smigel at 403-730-8512 or AB_CalgarySouth@ldsmail.net
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*'''RESERVATIONS: '''Group activities will be held on '''Wednesdays'''. All groups must be booked through Cam or Darla Smigel (403-730-8512). &nbsp;When booking, please indicate the purpose of the visit and equipment required, the number of participants and group contact person. &nbsp;
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*'''GUIDELINES FOR A SUCCESSFUL VISIT:&nbsp;'''
  
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1.&nbsp;'''LDS Account Registration''': Each LDS Member of the group needs to have an LDS Login Account BEFORE coming to the Center. Please have them log into [https://ldsaccount.lds.org https://ldsaccount.lds.org] or another church account site to make sure their username and password are working. For members who don't have a current account, have them register for one prior to your visit. They can do this by going to https://ldsaccount.lds.org and clicking on the Register for an LDS Account button on the right side of the screen and entering the necessary information, which includes their church membership number and birth date. Their membership number is on their temple recommend or can be provided by their ward clerk.<br>'''2. Personal Family History Information:''' Except for Indexing visits, please have everyone bring family names with as much information as possible. For youth, successful research visits, these names should include those ancestors born prior to 1940.
  
 
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=== Centre Resources  ===
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== '''Resources and Services:''' ==
  
==== Collections ====
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=== '''Hardware:''' ===
  
:*[https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog '''Family History Library Catalog:'''] This centre has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.
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*8 Networked Computer Stations with printer access
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*2 Microfilm Readers&nbsp;
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*1 Digital Camera&nbsp;
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*1 Microfiche reader
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*1 Film reader/printer
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*1 Printer/Scanner
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*Photocopy Accessibility&nbsp;
  
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=== '''Databases and Software:''' ===
  
*[http://fhc.familysearch.org/ '''FHC Portal:'''] This centre has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the centre to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions. Hardware and Equipment
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*Free access to several subscription sites through the FamilySearch Portal such as Ancestry.com, British Newspapers, Find-My-Past (UK), Footnote, ArchiviaNet (Swedish), Heritage Quest, World Vital Records and others.Genealogy database software (Ancestral Quest, Family Insight, Legacy, PAF, RootsMagic)
*''4 Film Readers.'' 2 Fiche readers.&nbsp; 1 Film reader/printer
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*Charting software (PAF Companion, Legacy Charting) (on selected machines)
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*Word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software such as Word and OpenOffice (on selected machines)
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*Family Search Indexing
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*Create A Fan
  
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=== Staff Research Specialties:  ===
  
=== Centre Services ===
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=== Training Resources:<br> ===
  
==== Staff Research Specialties ====
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=== Resources in the Local Area: ===
  
''(Include sections for any other services your centre provides. Add additional sections for those services. See the [[Mesa Family History Center|Mesa]] and [[Logan Utah Family History Center|Logan]] FHC pages for examples.)''
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== '''Online Film Ordering:'''  ==
  
=== Resources in the Local Area<br> ===
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*If you know the film number you want to order, [https://familysearch.org/films/ click here]
  
''(This section is to highlight other resources in your area that will be helpful for individuals doing research there in your location, if there are any, such as government offices, historical societies, etc.)''
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*If not, [https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog click here], to search the Family History Library Catalog <br>
  
 
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== '''Links:''' ==
  
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Revision as of 00:32, 5 September 2012

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 South Family History Centre is located in the community of Parkland in the SE quadrant of Calgary, Alberta.  We are supported by 17 Family History Consultants and Volunteers serving over 1000 patrons per year.    

We strive to create opportunities for families to strengthen bonds and family ties as we provide support and education to the communities surrounding the Family History Center

Location & Map:

  • After turning into the Parking lot turn right, go around the corner of the building.  Park by the first door.  Ring doorbell - a Family History Centre worker will come and welcome you in.

Hours:

  • Tuesday 9 a.m - Noon, 7p.m. - 9.30 p.m.
  • Wednesday CLOSED
  • Thursday 9 a.m. - 3pm, 7p.m. - 9.30 p.m.
  • Friday 7- 9:30pm; CLOSED Fridays before long weekends or General Conference
  • Holiday Schedule: Please phone to verify holiday hours during July and August and Christmas closing.

Centre Contacts: 

Family History Centre Phone/Answering Machine: 403-225-9739

E-mail: AB_CalgarySouth@ldsmail.net

  • Director: Cameron Smigel
  • Assistant Director: Darla Smigel
  • Assistant Director: Deanna Dehoylos
  • Assistant Directors: David and Linda Clark

Calendar and Events:


Tour and Group Activities:

The Calgary South Family History Center welcomes the opportunity for individuals, organizations, and other groups visit to our Center.

We offer a variety of options that are sure to provide interest to your group - Youth, Adult, Church, Organization, Club, etc.

PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES FOR SCHEDULING A GROUP VISIT:

  • GROUP SIZE: We recommend a maximum of 8 participants for individual hands on computer access, however larger groups (maximum 12) may be accomodated with shared computer access.  For groups over 12, please contact Cameron or Darla Smigel at 403-730-8512 or AB_CalgarySouth@ldsmail.net
  • RESERVATIONS: Group activities will be held on Wednesdays. All groups must be booked through Cam or Darla Smigel (403-730-8512).  When booking, please indicate the purpose of the visit and equipment required, the number of participants and group contact person.  
  • GUIDELINES FOR A SUCCESSFUL VISIT: 

1. LDS Account Registration: Each LDS Member of the group needs to have an LDS Login Account BEFORE coming to the Center. Please have them log into https://ldsaccount.lds.org or another church account site to make sure their username and password are working. For members who don't have a current account, have them register for one prior to your visit. They can do this by going to https://ldsaccount.lds.org and clicking on the Register for an LDS Account button on the right side of the screen and entering the necessary information, which includes their church membership number and birth date. Their membership number is on their temple recommend or can be provided by their ward clerk.
2. Personal Family History Information: Except for Indexing visits, please have everyone bring family names with as much information as possible. For youth, successful research visits, these names should include those ancestors born prior to 1940.


Resources and Services:

Hardware:

  • 8 Networked Computer Stations with printer access
  • 2 Microfilm Readers 
  • 1 Digital Camera 
  • 1 Microfiche reader
  • 1 Film reader/printer
  • 1 Printer/Scanner
  • Photocopy Accessibility 

Databases and Software:

  • Free access to several subscription sites through the FamilySearch Portal such as Ancestry.com, British Newspapers, Find-My-Past (UK), Footnote, ArchiviaNet (Swedish), Heritage Quest, World Vital Records and others.Genealogy database software (Ancestral Quest, Family Insight, Legacy, PAF, RootsMagic)
  • Charting software (PAF Companion, Legacy Charting) (on selected machines)
  • Word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software such as Word and OpenOffice (on selected machines)
  • Family Search Indexing
  • Create A Fan

Staff Research Specialties:

Training Resources:

Resources in the Local Area:


Online Film Ordering:

  • If you know the film number you want to order, click here
  • If not, click here, to search the Family History Library Catalog

Links: