Call for articles for next Chinook
- Hi to all,
Thanks for the compliments on the January issue of Chinook. We couldn't have
done it without the input of many people including the authors of articles
and other items.
OK, I know you just received this issue but I want to give you time to
submit for April's issue. We need a couple of months lead time to put
everything together. This means I am looking for a deadline of the first
Thursday of February (February 1st).
We are looking for articles on your ancestors, how you conducted successful
research and background information on what social, cultural or political
events affected our ancestors. We are particularly interested in Albertans
and Alberta. Photographs to accompany the submission are always interesting
and enhance the article.
Even if you have only a photo with no story to go with it, we are happy to
have these as fillers. Of course, we need some detail on the photo - when,
where, who, what and maybe why and how.
Don't forget that Serendipity column - the one where you accidentally or
through great research happened upon some surprising or unexpected results.
Did you know that members of AFHS can post (two for free each year) a query
in the Chinook? Not only will you tap members' knowledge but you also can
gain the expertise from people in places where we exchange Chinook for their
society's publication. This includes locations in North America and abroad
(England, Scotland, Ireland and Australia). Who knows - you may stumble upon
a relative in one of these places. Then you can follow up with a serendipity
We also welcome queries from non-members. They pay $5.00 per entry. What
better deal than that to have such exposure to a wide audience?
We also want to hear from our SIGS. In the last issue I mentioned the Métis
SIG. From that brief mention, I received two email messages. One was
regarding a book by Norman Wishart on discovering he had Cree roots. We are
receiving a free copy of his book, as well as a copy of another book on
Alberta history. The other was from someone interested in receiving more
information on the SIG. So who knows what you will receive by giving us an
entry for our SIG CORNER, which will now be a regular feature.
N.B. In the SIG CORNER column last issue, I said the "The English/Welsh SIG
has contributed to this issue as well as to the previous one". Yet there was
no article from them in the January issue. I ran out of room so their
article will be run next time but I forgot to update my words after I
removed the article. In any case, they have submitted twice (and we welcome
more). So I hope the other SIGs will contribute at least once this year.
Know someone not from our society who has something helpful to say? We
welcome outside input too. In exchange they will receive a free copy of the
Chinook to which they contributed.
Looking forward to hearing your stories, articles and queries as well as
seeing photographs you send in,
Xenia Stanford (president@...)
SIGS Contact: Ukrainian, French, Métis
Phone: 295-3490; Fax: 274-0564
Alberta Family Histories Society
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