Alberta Family History Societies (A-K)

This section lists the state-wide associations from Alberta to Grande Prairie and District giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Alberta Family Histories Society

The society is a non-profit association, whose aim is to promote and encourage worldwide family history research by educating people and by preserving information.

They also have good relationships with the Alberta Genealogical Society, the Family History Centre of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and other associations.  

They provide access to a number of archives, including:

  • Atlases and Maps
  • Births, Marriages and Deaths
  • Cemetery Records
  • Census Returns and Indexes
  • Church Records
  • Directories
  • Genealogies

These archives are also available:

  • High School Yearbooks
  • Journals and Newsletters
  • Land Books
  • Periodicals
  • Probate Records

These archives relate to Canada, the United States and further afield, such as England and Wales.  

A number of Databases are available, including:

  • 200 Remarkable Women
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Crematorium Records 1937-1979
  • Loyalists of Calgary
  • Military Abbreviations
  • Newspaper transcripts of Births, Marriages and Deaths
  • Pioneers

Many publications are available for sale:

  • Births, Marriages and Deaths from Calgary Newspapers 1883-1899(2 Volumes)
  • Calgary Normal School 1929-1930 Class List
  • Cemetery Inscriptions
  • Nominal Rolls
  • Obituaries
  • South Calgary High School 1915-1921 Class List

An index of surnames currently being researched by Members is also available.


Alberta Genealogical Society

Their aims are to promote and encourage interest in genealogy by providing an opportunity for people to exchange information and to collect materials relating to the state.

Many Databases are available:

  • Homestead Records 1870-post 1930
  • Land Patents Applications 1885-1897
  • List of Selected History Books and Sources

They also have a Master Surname Database, which consists of over 700000 names taken from burials in some cemeteries.  For a fee, the association is prepared to conduct a search on your behalf.

They provide access to a number of archives, which include:

  • Birth, Marriage and Death Registrations
  • Clippings from Edmonton Journal 1972-1983
  • Genealogies
  • Maps
  • Northwest Territories 1870-1905
  • Periodicals, Journals and Newsletters

A number of Publications are available for sale, which include Births, Marriages and Deaths Registrations 1870-1905 and the Association's Library Holdings List(Oct 2006).


Camrose Genealogical Society

The association meets in the Boardroom of Camrose Public Library.

Back Issues of their publication Roots and Shoots are available on the site in PDF Format.


Edmonton Genealogical Society

The association has a library where numerous resources are available, which include:

  • 1901 Census Index of Alberta and Saskatchewan (Areas 202-206)
  • 1906 Census of Northwest Territories and Manitoba Surrogate Court Index
  • Cemetery Records
  • Copies of C D Denney's Research Papers
  • Dr J G Conradi Collection
  • Edmonton Journal Vital Statistics 1972-1981

Resources in their library also include:

  • Gazetteers and Periodicals
  • Genealogies
  • Local Histories
  • Maps and Atlases
  • Master Surname Database
  • Vital Statistics 1870-1905

Fort McMurray Genealogical Society

The association was established in 1984.  They have a Library where numerous documents are available, which include:

  • Atlantic Canadians 1600-1900
  • Cemetery Listings
  • Census Returns and Indexes
  • Central Canadians 1600-1900
  • French Canadians 1600-1900
  • IGI

Archives available at the Library also include:

  • Passenger Lists
  • Periodicals and Newsletters
  • Research Guides
  • Vital Records
  • Western Canadians 1600-1900

These resources relate to Canada, the United States and further afield, such as England and Wales.

A list of surnames current being researched by members is also available.


Grande Prairie and District Genealogical Society

The association has a list of Cemeteries on the site, along with Gravestone Inscriptions and Photographs.  Back Issues of their Newsletter are also available in PDF Format.

Some Obituary Indexes are available on the site, which include Obituaries from the Grande Prairie Daily Herald Tribune 1965-2012 and the Peace Area 1992-2012.  For a fee, the association is willing to send a copy of the appropriate Obituary.  The town of Grande Prairie Assessment and Tax Records covering 1920 and 1921 are also available.