Camrose Branch
Alberta Genealogical Society
c/o Deb Trout
6130 - 39 Avenue

Camrose, Alberta T4V 3B1

We are a branch of the
Alberta Genealogical Society

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Last updated: Nov. 8, 2016

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Camrose Branch meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm downstairs in the Camrose Public Library at 4710 - 50 Avenue, Camrose, Alberta.

Nov. 10, 2016

Regular Meeting with Guest Speaker
"Writing Family History" - Lorraine Cathro

   - see details and biography below
Dec. 8, 2016
Regular Meeting with Program
"Show and Tell"
- can have a Christmas theme or not, your choice
Please bring a dessert or snack. Coffee and tea will be available.
Jan. 12, 2017
Annual General Meeting followed by Regular Meeting
Program: tba

New members and guests are always welcome.

Lorraine Cathro - Guest Speaker
Lorraine has published her second book titled "Branching Out: Adventures & Roots" and will be talking about writing family history.

Lorraine Lohr Cathro was raised on a farm southwest of Stettler, Alberta. She taught at the elementary and university levels for 10 years and then worked in the financial sector. Now retired, she and her husband, Doug, live on an acreage southwest of Calgary. They have two grown children, three grandchildren, and a golden retriever. The family enjoys spending time at the cabin at Wakaw Lake, Saskatchewan. Lorraine has published two books - a combination of family history and memoir. She uses short stories to bring people and event alive on the page.
Summary of "Branching Out: Adventures & Roots" by Lorraine Lohr Cathro
Lorraine's second book, "Branching Out: Adventures & Roots", is a blend of family stories and history. The diverse stories are written from the perspective of a woman marrying, developing a career, and raising a family. Lorraine has used short stories and a conversational tone to bring people and events alive on the page. "Branching Out: Adventures & Roots" is a sequel to Lorraine's first book about her childhood and family history titled "Roots & Adventures: A Prairie Childhood". For more information, please see Lorraine's website:
Camose Branch Report November 2014

Church at Mirror Lake in Camrose, Alberta
Photo by Joan Conley