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Alberta, Canada Homestead Index 1870 - 1930. An all-name index to the homestead files on 685 reels of microfilm at the Provincial Archives of Alberta (PAA).

1891 Census of Canada for Districts 197 (Southern Alberta) & 199 (Assiniboia West) (archived Web pages - may be unavailable, incomplete or slow to respond))

District of Alberta 1901 Census Index : An every name index to over 60,000 individuals enumerated in the 1901 Census of Canada for the Alberta District of the Northwest Territories.

1901 Victoria, British Columbia Census: Alberta and Northwest Territories Entries

1906 Census of the Northwest Provinces (Canada) : In order to track the high rates of population growth in western Canada, the Canadian government called for a special census of the prairie provinces (Manitoba, and the two newly created provinces of Saskatchewan, and Alberta). Through this research tool you can access digitized images of original census returns, which recorded the names of family members, their sex, marital status, year of immigration to Canada, post office address, etc. As this is not a nominally-indexed database, it is not searchable by family name. This search tool allows researchers to search by Province, District Name, District Number, and Sub-district Number.

Index to the 1906 Census of the Northwest Provinces (Canada.) An ongoing transcription project.

Index to the 1911 Census of Canada : Alberta.

Canadian Prairie Provinces Historical Newspaper Search. Search English and French historical newspapers from Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.

Search The Local and Alberta Histories collection of the Alberta Heritage Digitization Project.

Southern Alberta Cemetery Listings

Alberta Newspapers Collection (Canada). The Early Alberta Newspaper collection will contain all Alberta newspapers. Both dailies and non-dailies included.

Alberta, Canada Local History Book Index of Indexes : This Local History Book Index of indexes contains 222,205 entries from 324 local history books.

Pioneer Families of Southern Alberta

Additional Pioneer Families of Southern Alberta

Alberta Birth, Marriage, Death Newspaper Announcements : 1883-1902, 1989, 1992, 1994. 1997

Misc. Northwest Territories Deaths 1878-1886. Abstracted from The Dominion Annual Register and Review (includes Saskatchewan and Alberta).

Local History Book Index: 200 Remarkable Alberta Women - Province of Alberta, Canada

Alberta cattle and horse brands (Free digitized book) : Brands recorded during the period from 1st of January, 1907, to 31 of December, 1913. Published as a supplement to the Alberta and Saskatchewan Brand Book. Includes index.

Local History Book Index: Pioneers of the Peace - Various Communities and Counties Across North Western Alberta, Canada

Midwife-Assisted Births, Alberta & Saskatchewan, 1903-15. A list of births taken from the diary of a midwife, Susanna Giesbrecht (nee Goertzen). The entries were translated from their original German into English.

Alberta, Canada Cemetery Search. Index to nearly 168,000 cemetery records transcribed by the Alberta Family Histories Society.

Alberta Family Histories Society : Member Surname Interests

An Index to Southwestern Alberta Obituaries 1970 to 1984

Henderson's Northwest Gazetteer & Directory - 1899 - Alberta Rural Communities (archived Web page - may be unavailable or slow to respond).

Canadian Expeditionary Force Nominal Rolls (WW1) : 50th Battalion 1914-1915 (Calgary Regiment), and 3rd (Calgary, Edmonton and Medicine Hat), 12th (Calgary and Red Deer) and 13th (southwestern part of Alberta) Regiments Canadian Mounted Rifles 1915-1916

Métis National Council Historical Online Database. Includes census records 1881, 1891 and 1901; Northwest Scrip; and Manitoba Affidavit. The database covers what is now Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut.

Local History Book Index: Peacemakers of the North Peace - Northwest Province, Canada. Covers both sides of the Alberta/British Columbia border :
- Part 1 : Taylor Flat, Bear Flat, Farrell Creek, Sikanni & Nelson Trail, Upper Halfway, Grandhaven, Fort St. John, Sunrise, Two Rivers, Baldonnel, Peace View, Murdale, Montney, Fish Creek, Rose Prairie, North Pine, Pineview, Clayhurst, Cherry Point, Cecil Lake, Goodlow, Golata Creek, Upper Cache Creek, Hudson's Hope.
- Part 2 : Hudson's Hope.

Albertans whose obituaries appeared in the Yukon News 1960 - 2000

Western Canada Baseball Players 1949-1961

CAN-ALB-OBITS Mailing List at RootsWeb. Topic: A mailing list for the posting of daily obituaries from the Province of Alberta, Canada. You can search the archives for a specific message or browse them.

Alberta Genealogy Mailing List at RootsWeb. Subscribe for free, search the archives for a specific message or browse them, going from one message to another.


  • Athabasca (Census Division)

    Name index to the book Ramblings .... River, Roads, and Prose. Covering Peers, McLeod Valley (previously known as Stony Flats), Mahaska, Shining Bank, Pella, Pinedale, Rosevear, Fulham, Haddock, Bear Lake, Whitecourt. Published by The Peers and Districts History Book Committee (Alberta, Canada.) - (archived Web pages - may be unavailable, incomplete, or slow to respond).


  • Barnwell

    Barnwell History (Alberta, Canada). Free online edition of this book published in 1952. Includes over 200 pages of family histories and genealogies. Barnwell is a village in the Municipal District of Taber, southern Alberta.


  • Beaumont

    Beaumont : Histoire de Beaumont et district, 1885-1960. History of Beaumont, Alberta, Canada with a 317 page biography section. Published in both French and English by the Beaumont History Book Committee in 1985.


  • Beiseker

    Beiseker's Golden Heritage (Alberta, Canada). Online edition of this book filled with family histories published by the Beiseker Historical Society in 1977.


  • Big Valley

    As we remember Big Valley (Alberta, Canada). Free online edition of this book published in 1974.


  • Bittern Lake

    The Bitter 'n sweet : the history of the Bittern Lake-Sifton District (Alberta, Canada). Includes over 300 pages of family biographies. Published by the Bittern Lake-Sifton History Book Association in 1983. Search or browse.


  • Botha

    Botha (Alberta, Canada). Free online edition of this book published in 1989 and decicated to the history of Botha, a village in central Alberta. The family histories section has more than 300 pages. Search or browse.


  • Brooks

    Brooks and District Branch, Alberta Genealogical Society : Cemetery records, obituary transcriptions, and more.


  • Calahoo

    Calahoo Trails. A history of Calahoo, Granger, Speldhurst, Noyes Crossing, East Bibly, Green Willo, 1842-1955 (Alberta, Canada). Online edition of this book published by the Calahoo Women's Institute in 1955. Includes several family histories. Search or browse. Calahoo is a hamlet in Sturgeon County.


  • Calgary

    Calgary, Alberta, Canada Crematorium Records, 1937-1979

    Henderson's North West Gazetteer & Directory, 1884 : Calgary, Alberta. (archived website).

    1885 Business Directory of Calgary

    Henderson's North West Towns Directory, 1886-87 : Calgary, Alberta, Canada (archived website).

    Gronlunds Directory of the City of Calgary & District - 1902 - Rural Communities (archived website).

    Calgary social register : 1915 (Alberta, Canada)

    Henderson’s Calgary, Alberta, Canada Directory 1927

    Henderson’s Calgary, Alberta, Canada Directory 1932

    Calgary Loyalists (Alberta, Canada)

    The Anglican Church in Calgary : church activities, 1878-1974 : accounts (Alberta, Canada). Images online of a book published in 1975.

    Jewish Genealogical Society of Southern Alberta Calgary Cemetery Project Database


  • Cardston

    Chief mountain country : a history of Cardston and district (Alberta, Canada). Free online edition of these books published Cardston and District Historical Society. Family histories can be found in the second half of each book : Volume I (1978) - Volume II (1987)

    Cemetery records : Cardston, Lethbridge County, Alberta

    Town of Cardston, Alberta, Canada Roll of Honor World War I and World War II. Names on the Town of Cardston Cenotaph (archived Web page).


  • Carmangay

    Bridging the Years : Carmangay and district (Alberta, Canada). Free online edition of this book published by the Carmangay and District History Book Committee in 1968. Contains several biographies and fimily histories.


  • Carstairs

    Beyond our Prairie Trails. Online edition of this local history book published by the Carstairs History Book Committee in 1995 : Community history - Family histories


  • Coaldale

    Coaldale : gem of the west, 1900-1983 (Alberta, Canada). Free online edition of this book published in 1983 by the Coaldale Historical Society. Includes a nearly 600 page biography section.


  • Cold Lake

    CAN-AB-CLGC Mailing List at RootsWeb. Topic: Discussing and sharing of information regarding the activities of the Cold Lake & District Genealogy Club in the Municipal District of Bonnyville, Alberta, Canada, and genealogical resources available in the Cold Lake area. You can search the archives for a specific message or browse them.


  • Conquerville

    Conquerville : a growing community (Alberta, Canada). Free online edition of this book published in 1965 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the foundation of this southeast Alberta town. Includes several biographical sketches. Today, Conquerville is considered a ghost town.


  • Craigmyle

    The Delia Craigmyle Saga (Alberta, Canada). Delia and Craigmyle are located in southern Alberta. Free online edition of this book by the Delia and District Historical Society published in 1970. Includes hundreds of family histories.


  • Crowsnest Pass

    Crowsnest and its people (Alberta, Canada). Free online edition of this book published by the Crowsnest Pass Historical Society in 1979. Includes a 500 page family histories section.


  • Cypress County

    Cypress County, Alberta Cemeteries


  • Delia

    The Delia Craigmyle Saga (Alberta, Canada). Delia and Craigmyle are located in southern Alberta. Free online edition of this book by the Delia and District Historical Society published in 1970. Includes hundreds of family histories.


  • Didsbury

    Directory: Townships between 35 and 28, west 9th, east of Range 26, and west of Red Deer River (1909, Didsbury, Alberta, Canada)


  • Edmonton

    Lowe's directory of the Edmonton district, 1899 (Alberta, Canada)

    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Cemeteries. Database of people interred more than 25 years ago (over 60,000 people) that are in Edmonton Municipal Cemeteries.

    The cathedral church of All Saints, Edmonton : 1875-1935. Online edition of this commemorative book. Includes a transcription of memorials within the church.

    The Edmonton district directory for the year 1895 (Alberta, Canada)


  • Elnora

    Buried Treasures. The History of Elnora, Pine-Lake and Huxley (Alberta, Canada). Free online edition of this book published by the Elnora History Committee in 1972. Includes several family histories.


  • Foothills

    Foothills, Alberta, Canada Miscellaneous References (archived website).


  • Gardenview-Lawton

    Country crossroads : a history of Gardenview-Lawton, Stewartfield & Mosside (Alberta, Canada). Free online edition of this book by the Country Crossroads Seniors Society published in 1989. Includes over 600 pages of family stories and an index.


  • Grande Prairie

    Grande Prairie & District Branch Alberta Genealogical Society (Canada) Member's Surname Interests

    Grande Prairie and Peace River, Alberta, Canada : Index to Newspaper Obituaries : Grande Prairie 1965-2007, Peace River 1914-2007.


  • Huxley

    Buried Treasures. The History of Elnora, Pine-Lake and Huxley (Alberta, Canada). Free online edition of this book published by the Elnora History Committee in 1972. Includes several family histories.


  • Kelsey

    As the wheels turn : a history of Rosalind, Kelsey and districts (Alberta, Canada). Free online edition of this book published by the Rosalind and District History Book Committee around 1982.


  • Kimball

    Cemetery records : Kimball, Lethbridge County, Alberta


  • Lethbridge

    1891 Lethbridge Census Index to the 1891 Dominion Census, Lethbridge Sub-District, Alberta, Northwest Territories

    Lethbridge Herald Obituaries, Alberta, Canada : 1905, 1906, 1929, 1960-1977.

    The Bend: A History of West Lethbridge (Alberta, Canada). Online edition of this book published in 1982. Consists mainly of family histories.


  • Lloydminster (City)

    Lloydminster, Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada Cemetery Database


  • Merna

    As the wheel turns : a history of Merna and district (Alberta, Canada). Free online edition of this book published in 1971.


  • Millarville

    Christ Church Cemetery Index, Millarville, Alberta, Canada 1992


  • Mosside

    Country crossroads : a history of Gardenview-Lawton, Stewartfield & Mosside (Alberta, Canada). Free online edition of this book by the Country Crossroads Seniors Society published in 1989. Includes over 600 pages of family stories and an index.


  • Okotoks

    A century of memories : Okotoks and District, 1883-1983 (Alberta, Canada). Online edition of this book with a nearly 600 page Family Stories section published by the Okotoks and District Historical Society.


  • Peace River

    Grande Prairie and Peace River, Alberta, Canada : Index to Newspaper Obituaries : Grande Prairie 1965-2007, Peace River 1914-2007.


  • Pine Lake

    Buried Treasures. The History of Elnora, Pine-Lake and Huxley (Alberta, Canada). Free online edition of this book published by the Elnora History Committee in 1972. Includes several family histories.


  • Raymond

    Cemetery and tombstone records : Raymond, Alberta, Canada


  • Rocky Mountain House

    Days Before Yesterday : History of Rocky Mountain House district (Alberta, Canada), Free online edition of this book by the Rocky Mountain House Reunion Historical Society. Includes a 400 page biography section.


  • Rosalind

    As the wheels turn : a history of Rosalind, Kelsey and districts (Alberta, Canada). Free online edition of this book published by the Rosalind and District History Book Committee around 1982.


  • Spruce Grove

    As the roots grow : the history of Spruce Grove and district (Alberta, Canada). Free online edition of this book published by the Spruce Grove Public Library in 1979.


  • St. Albert

    The Black Robe's Vision : A History of St. Albert & District, Alberta, Canada. Free online edition of this book containing multiple biographies and published by the St. Albert Historical Society in 1985. Search or browse : Volume 1 - Volume 2


  • Stavely

    The Butte Stands Guard : Stavely and District (Alberta, Canada). Online edition of this local history book published by the Stavely Historical Book Society in 1976. Includes nearly 300 pages of family biographies.


  • Stewartfield

    Country crossroads : a history of Gardenview-Lawton, Stewartfield & Mosside (Alberta, Canada). Free online edition of this book by the Country Crossroads Seniors Society published in 1989. Includes over 600 pages of family stories and an index.


  • Sturgeon River

    A cameo of the West : story of the pioneers of the Sturgeon River district, 1879-1900 (Sturgeon County, Alberta, Canada)


  • Taylorville

    Taylorville : its history and people (Alberta, Canada). Includes cemetery interment list.


  • Thorhild

    Building and working together : a study of the Thorhild area (Alberta, Canada). Free online edition of this book published by the Thorhild and District Historical Society in 1985. A large portion of this work features family stories : Volume 1 - Volume 2


  • Vermilion

    Bowtell Tales...to 1976 (Vermilion, Alberta, Canada). Free online edition of this book published in 1976 and decicated to the history of Bowtell School in Breage (now Vermilion), Alberta. This work contains several family histories.


  • Waskatenau

    By river and trail : the history of Waskatenau and districts (Alberta, Canada) : Searchable online edition of this book published by the Waskatenau and Districts Historical Society in 1986. Includes hundreds of biographies and a family index. Volume 1 - Volume 2


  • Youngstown

    Cemetery Register of Youngstown, Alberta, Canada, 1913-2000 (archived Web page - may be unavailable or slow to respond)



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