Online Resources for Alberta Part One

Have you ever gone to FamilySearch elected Search Records then clicked on Canada on the map on the right under Research by Location?  Which is the only province that you see missing from the list of locations?  Alberta!  Does that mean there are no online records for Alberta.  No – just that FamilySearch doesn’t have any Alberta record collections – which is too bad.

Of course there are Alberta records in the national collections like the census, and isn’t it amazing how many Albertans either marry or die in British Columbia which has excellent collections on FamilySearch.

So what is available?  Anyone knowing me will not be surprised when I direct you to the Research Wiki at FamilySearch.  On the Canada page in the wiki (under the menu search go to Wiki and search for Canada), select Canada Genealogy and then Alberta.  There is a button (green in colour) taking you to online Alberta Records .  In your rush to get there don’t neglect the article on Alberta!

Among my favourites are:

  1.  Our Future Our Past – the Alberta digitization project.  I particularly value the Early Alberta Newspapers and Local Histories
  2. Peel’s Prairie Provinces – hosted at the University of Alberta also includes Alberta!
  3. Alberta GenWeb digital archives

More to come . . .

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